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July 25, 2016
SOLAR DAILY
Solar plane nears end of historic round-the-world trip
Abu Dhabi (AFP) July 25, 2016
Solar Impulse 2 was on Monday approaching the end of its epic bid to become the first sun-powered airplane to circle the globe without a drop of fuel to promote renewable energy. When the experimental aircraft touches down in Abu Dhabi in the early hours of Tuesday it will cap a remarkable 42,000-kilometre (26,097 mile) journey across four continents, two oceans and three seas. With Swiss explorer and project director Bertrand Piccard in the cockpit, the plane is due to land at Al-Bateen Executi ... read more

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New discoveries about photosynthesis may lead to solar cells of the future
For the first time, researchers have successfully measured in detail the flow of solar energy, in and between different parts of a photosynthetic organism. The result is a first step in research tha ... more
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The future of perovskite solar cells has just got brighter - come rain or shine
Widely known as one of the cleanest and most renewable energy sources, solar energy is a fast growing alternative to fossil fuels. Among the various types of solar materials, organometal halide pero ... more
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World touring solar plane's final leg to UAE delayed
The final leg of an unprecedented world tour by a solar-powered plane was postponed Saturday due to the pilot's health, he said in a message on Twitter. ... more
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Unearthing the true cost of fossil fuels and the true value of photovoltaics
Two new studies published by Carol Olson and Frank Lenzmann in MRS Energy and Sustainability-A Review Journal (MRS E and S) shed light on the true economic, social and environmental impacts of photo ... more


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New milestone in printed photovoltaic technology
Organic solar cells are considered a competitive alternative to the standard silicon cells that are used in photovoltaics. They are incredibly thin, flexible and translucent, and can be integrated i ... more

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


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Bavarian village pioneers clean energy revolution
A row of wind turbines towers on the edge of the picturesque Bavarian village of Wildpoldsried, population 2,600, where rolling meadows meet pine forests and Alpine peaks line the horizon. ... more
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Solar plane lands in Egypt in penultimate stop of world tour
The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Cairo on Wednesday for its penultimate stop as the solar-powered plane nears the end of its marathon tour around the world. ... more
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New clues could help scientists harness the power of photosynthesis
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Flipping crystals improves solarcell performance
In a step that could bring perovskite crystals closer to use in the burgeoning solar power industry, researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Northwestern University and Rice University have ... more
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Discovery could dramatically boost efficiency of perovskite solar cells
Scientists from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered a possible secret to dramatically boosting the efficiency of perovskite solar cells hi ... more
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Solar nano-grids light up homes and businesses in Kenya
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Scientists explain unusual and effective features in perovskite
Perovskite is a material with an almost ideal structure. The majority of high-temperature superconductors are perovskite-based due to their non-ideal structure. The material can also be used to prod ... more
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Saved by the sun
A new twist on the use of renewable energy is saving children's lives in Africa. The innovation - a solar powered oxygen delivery system - is providing concentrated oxygen in hospital for children s ... more
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Rosetta finale set for 30 September
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'Flower Power': Photovoltaic cells replicate rose petals
With a surface resembling that of plants, solar cells improve light-harvesting and thus generate more power. Scientists of KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) reproduced the epidermal cells of r ... more
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Eating air, making fuel
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Explosive renewables development can deliver on Paris
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Coal to solar: Retraining the energy workforce
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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