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June 29, 2016
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Ultra-thin solar cells can easily bend around a pencil
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 24, 2016
Scientists in South Korea have made ultra-thin photovoltaics flexible enough to wrap around the average pencil. The bendy solar cells could power wearable electronics like fitness trackers and smart glasses. The researchers report the results in the journal Applied Physics Letters, from AIP Publishing. Thin materials flex more easily than thick ones - think a piece of paper versus a cardboard shipping box. The reason for the difference: The stress in a material while it's being bent increases fart ... read more

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US, Canada and Mexico pledge to boost clean energy
The United States, Canada and Mexico will promise on Wednesday to generate half their overall electricity from clean energy by 2025, the White House said. ... more
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Solar cells for greener and safer energies
Nowadays, our world is in search of cleaner energy sources to power our increasing industrial and economical needs. Solar energy is becoming an alternative source to fossil fuels, however, due to th ... more
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Beamreach Solar launches with lightweight System for commercial roofs
Beamreach Solar has announced the introduction of Sprint, its new lightweight photovoltaic (PV) solar panel system for flat commercial roofs. Sprint's light weight allows it to be installed on nearl ... more
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Solar plane completes first-ever Atlantic flight
The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Spain Thursday after completing a 71-hour flight from New York in the first "magical" solo transatlantic crossing in a solar-powered airplane. ... more


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Diablo Canyon nuclear plant to be shut down
An historic agreement has been reached between Pacific Gas and Electric, Friends of the Earth, and other environmental and labor organizations to replace the Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors with gree ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy


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Imec demonstrates bifacial solar cells with near 100% bifaciality
Imec, the world-leading nano-electronics research center and partner in Energyville, will present at this week's Intersolar Europe/EU PVSEC a highly efficient bifacial n-PERT (BiPERT) solar cell fea ... more
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Momentum for solar-diesel hybrid microgrids in the Zambian mining industry
In recent years, an ongoing drought has caused a severe power crisis in Zambia. The new analysis "Power crisis and consequences for solar energy in the Zambian mining sector" from the Deutsche Gesel ... more
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The new system that uses sound to alleviate water shortage

Volcanoes get quiet before they erupt

Siberian larch forests are still linked to the ice age

Where do rubber trees get their rubber

Tiny algae ideal for sniffing out nutrient pollution in water

Ocean forecast offers seasonal outlook for Pacific Northwest waters

Better information needed to understand extreme weather

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Solar PV Recycling Offers Significant Untapped Business Opportunity
The global solar photovoltaic (PV) boom currently underway will represent a significant untapped business opportunity as decommissioned solar panels enter the waste stream in the years ahead, accord ... more
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Solar plane powers on over Atlantic after turbulence
The Solar Impulse 2 plane went through "a long night of turbulence" over the Atlantic, its weary pilot said Wednesday as he continued on the challenging leg of its sun-powered trip around the world. ... more
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Solar Impulse 2 begins Atlantic crossing
The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft was soaring Monday over the western Atlantic, one of the most difficult legs of its record-breaking bid to fly across the globe using only solar energy. ... more
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Solar Impulse 2 begins Atlantic crossing
The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft was soaring Monday over the western Atlantic, one of the most difficult legs of its record-breaking bid to fly across the globe using only solar energy. ... more
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New, flexible solar cells just 1 micrometer thick
Researchers in South Korea have developed solar cells, or photovoltaics, so flexible and thin they they can be wrapped around a pencil. Scientists say they could power the next generation of wearable electronics. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Upgraded "space shuttle bus" aboard new carrier rocket

NASA tests deep space rocket booster ahead of 2018 mission

China committed to peaceful use of outer space

Rocket launch gets China one step closer to own space station

China plans mega rocket for manned lunar missions

China to launch second space lab Tiangong-2 in September

China to launch its largest carrier rocket later this year

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In Israeli desert, world's highest solar tower looks to future
In the middle of southern Israel's desert, engineers are hard at work building the world's tallest solar tower, reflecting the country's high hopes for renewable energy. ... more
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OPDE builds three community solar farms in UK with a total capacity of 15 MW
The multinational OPDE, who specialises in the development, construction and operation of photovoltaic farms, has completed the construction of three new photovoltaic plants located in England. The ... more
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New generation of high-efficiency solar thermal absorbers developed
Researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Exeter are one step closer to developing a new generation of low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells. The structure is one of the world's first example ... more
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Japanese Solar Market Shifts to Cost Saving
A peak in Japan's solar energy market is putting the squeeze on both would-be investors and installers. More than ever, cost-saving measures are now the focus. Japan's nationwide photovoltaic ... more
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World Bank finds cash moving to renewables
Investments in renewable energy made up more than half of all private investments last year, signaling a low-carbon shift is under way, the World Bank said. ... more

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Novel capping strategy improves stability of perovskite nanocrystals
Perovskite materials have shown great promise for use in next-generation solar cells, light-emitting devices (LEDs), sensors, and other applications, but their instability remains a critical limitat ... more
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Sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft in New York after Statue of Liberty fly-by
The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft landed in New York early Saturday, after flying by the Statue of Liberty at the end of the US portion of its bid to circle the globe using only solar power. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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China promises GPS system that's "reliable, safe and free"

United Nations and China agree to increased space cooperation

India launches 20 satellites in single mission

Spaceflight Industries closes $25M financing round led by Mithril

MUOS-5 secure communications satellite responding to ground control

Move for independence on the table for Scotland





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Cheap gas, coal won't hobble renewables: energy report

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Perovskite solar cells surpass 20 percent efficiency

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Clean Energy Collective Expands Massachusetts Community Solar Portfolio

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New tool could help investors pick the clean energy project right for them

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New inventions from ASU researchers may lead to cheaper solar power

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Improved forecasting models to aid solar, wind power production

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Bionic leaf turns sunlight into liquid fuel

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Dubai to build 1,000 MW solar power plant

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SPIC to feature high-power solar panel at DuPont SNEC

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Using solid-state materials with gold nanoantennas for more durable solar cells

Wind and solar step up to increase Australia's renewable power

Leaving the electrical grid in the Upper Peninsula

Renewable Energy Employs 8.1 Million People Worldwide

Renewable energy sources grew at record pace in 2015: study

Harnessing solar and wind energy in one device could power the 'Internet of Things'

Light can 'heal' defects in new solar cell materials



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