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May 04, 2016
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U.S. throws more money at solar power
Washington (UPI) May 3, 2016
The U.S. Energy Department said it has $25 million in funding to help software developers and utility provides better integrate solar power to the grid. "Our ongoing grid modernization work will help accelerate the widespread adoption of the clean energy resources that will define our low-carbon future" Lynn Orr, the Energy Department's undersecretary for science and energy, said in a statement. "This funding will help that mission by supporting industry partners working to integrate, store, an ... read more
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Joint Venture to Build 1000 Megawatts of Solar Across China
In a salute to the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement by 150 nations, including their two countries, a Chinese solar company and a US solar company report they have formed a Joint Venture to com ... more
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Solar Impulse 2 completes Phoenix-San Francisco leg
The Solar Impulse 2, an experimental solar-powered aircraft, landed in Phoenix, Arizona late Monday, completing the latest leg of its around the world journey to draw attention to clean energy technologies. ... more
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NREL finds nanotube semiconductors well-suited for PV systems
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered single-walled carbon nanotube semiconductors could be favorable for photovoltaic systems because they ca ... more
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Spain's Abengoa to shed more jobs on top of 10,000 already gone
Spain's troubled energy giant Abengoa announced a new wave of layoffs Tuesday, having already shed more than a third of its global workforce in just months, going from 28,000 employees last year to 17,000 now. ... more


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Solar Impulse 2 soars over US southwest on round-the-world flight
The Solar Impulse 2, an experimental aircraft flying around the world to draw attention to clean energy technologies, soared over the US Mojave Desert Monday en route to the southwest city of Phoenix. ... more

Space Tech Expo - Design - Build - Test - Pasadena CA - May 24-26, 2016

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Alta eyes UAVs as 31 percent solar energy efficiency record set
With its most recent solar efficiency record of 31.6%, Alta Devices continues to achieve solar efficiencies that are substantially higher than all other commercially available solar technologies. ... more
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At last: Non-toxic and cheap thin-film solar cells for 'zero-energy' buildings
'Zero-energy' buildings - which generate as much power as they consume - are now much closer after a team at Australia's University of New South Wales achieved the world's highest efficiency using f ... more
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The United States absorbed carbon dioxide despite a drought

A single-celled organism capable of learning

It's the rain's fault

Model predicts how forests will respond to climate change

Satellite coverage for polar bears and penguins

Sentinel-1B delivers

US climate-adaptation plans long on ideas, short on details, priorities

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Kyocera helps Hawaii college stabilize electricity costs long-term
Kyocera Solar has announced the completion of a 284-kilowatt (kW) solar energy project for Hawaii Tokai International College (HTIC) in Kapolei, Hawaii. The project is expected to meet more than 50% ... more
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Verengo and Swell Energy signs residential energy storage partnership
Verengo Solar and Swell Energy have jointly announced a partnership that creates a one-stop home energy storage and backup power solution for the residential market. Under the terms of the agreement ... more
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BioStar Announces 5 MW Solar Projects to Benefit Schools and Business
BioStar Renewables reports they will add 5.1 MW of solar energy installations to their portfolio as a result of contracts totaling over $31 million. The installations will benefit schools in Hawaii ... more
Human 2 Mars Conference May 17-19 2016 - Washington DC
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Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy The World's Largest Commercial Drone Conference and Expo - Sept 7-9 - Las Vegas
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Feeding frenzy in Spain's renewable energy sector
A wind of change is blowing on Spain's renewables: companies and investment funds have been on a buying spree, taking advantage of the know-how and growth prospects of a sector still limping out of a crisis. ... more
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Flipping a chemical switch helps perovskite solar cells beat the heat
Thin films of crystalline materials called perovskites provide a promising new way of making inexpensive and efficient solar cells. Now, an international team of researchers has shown a way of flipp ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Three Earth-sized planets

WFIRST to be a huge step forward in our understanding of dark matter

Unique fragment from Earth's formation returns after billions of years in cold storage

Fermi telescope helps link cosmic neutrino to blazar blast

China's space technology extraordinary, impressive says Euro Space Center director

Operation of 'Indian GPS' will take some more time: ISRO

Telesat procures two prototype satellites for global ka-band low earth orbit constellation

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How defects appear and disappear in CIGSe solar cells
Copper-indium-gallium-selenide (CIGSe) solar cells have the highest efficiency of polycrystalline thin-film solar cells. The four elements comprising CIGSe are vapour-deposited onto a substrate toge ... more
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Construction is bustling at Florida's first 'sustainable town'
With deep pockets and an environmentalist's zeal, retired American football player Syd Kitson dreamed up a plan to build the United States' first solar-powered town on a vast swath of rural land in southwest Florida. ... more
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New Concentrated Solar Power Startup Announces Hong Kong JV
Virginia-based startup 247Solar Inc. reports it is has formed a Hong Kong-based Joint Venture (JV) with Shenzhen Enesoon Science and Technology Co. to build 1000 megawatts of 247Solar's revolutionar ... more
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Solar-powered plane lands in California after Pacific crossing
Solar Impulse 2, an experimental plane flying around the world without consuming a drop of fuel, has landed in California, one leg closer to completing its trailblazing trip. ... more
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EDF moves deeper into U.S. solar market
A renewable energy division of British energy company EDF said the acquisition of a small-sized solar company in Vermont will help build its U.S. portfolio. ... more

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France fires up push for renewable energies
France announced Monday it was raising its renewable energy goals and would become the first country to issue "green bonds" to fund projects which benefit the enviroment. ... more
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Solar plane on course, flying from Hawaii to California
An experimental plane trying to fly around the world on solar energy was about a third of the way between Hawaii and California Friday on its quiet quest to make history. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Raytheon speeds up drone deliveries

Mexico flies Arcturus fixed-wing VTOL UAV

AeroVironment Unveils Mantis i45 EO IR Gimbal Payload for Puma AE

Japan agrees to lease military aircraft to Philippines

Russian jets regularly violate Estonian airspace

Newly developed EOD robot delivered to Army

Nigeria says lost $15 bn in military procurement fraud



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New world record for fullerene-free polymer solar cells

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Phanes wins tender for first phase of region's largest distributed solar project

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Nanomaterial to drive new generation of solar cells

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Riddle of missing zinc oxide and solar cells solved.

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PolyU develops solar cells with highest power conversion efficiency

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Making and saving money with solar

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Mistra to develop lightweight solar modules for vehicles

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Verengo Solar Reaches 100 Megawatt Milestone

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Researchers generate clean energy using bacteria-powered solar panel

China solar giant says president 'assisting' inquiries

Perovskite solar-cell absorbers improved by giving them a squeeze

Renewables posted record growth rate in 2015: IRENA

287MW Soda Mountain solar project approved in SoCal

Trina Solar supplies 40 MW of Solar Modules to Tegnatia in Turkey

NREL, SLAC scientists pinpoint solar cell manufacturing process

X-rays reveal how a solar cell gets its silver stripes

State laws require a 50 percent increase in US renewable electricity

Sunlight can be used to produce chemicals and energy

NREL raises rooftop photovoltaic technical potential estimate

ORNL tracks how halogen atoms compete to grow 'winning' perovskites

Spanish court gives Abengoa seven months to restructure debt

Graphene layer lets solar panels to generate energy in rain

Community solar systems add savings to local energy coop projects


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