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August 28, 2016
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Bubble-wrapped sponge creates steam using sunlight
Boston MA (SPX) Aug 23, 2016
How do you boil water? Eschewing the traditional kettle and flame, MIT engineers have invented a bubble-wrapped, sponge-like device that soaks up natural sunlight and heats water to boiling temperatures, generating steam through its pores. The design, which the researchers call a "solar vapor generator," requires no expensive mirrors or lenses to concentrate the sunlight, but instead relies on a combination of relatively low-tech materials to capture ambient sunlight and concentrate it as heat. Th ... read more

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Class AAA LED solar simulator supports testing and development of PV devices
Innovations in Optics, Inc. introduces the LumiSun-50 high power, multi-wavelength LED Solar Simulator that meets Class AAA solar simulator requirements of IEC 60904-9 for spectral match, uniformity ... more
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SLAC, Stanford gadget grabs more solar energy to disinfect water faster
In many parts of the world, the only way to make germy water safe is by boiling, which consumes precious fuel, or by putting it out in the sun in a plastic bottle so ultraviolet rays will kill the m ... more
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New high-temperature device captures a broader solar wavelength spectrum
The photovoltaic (PV) cells in traditional solar cells convert sunlight efficiently within a narrow range of wavelengths determined by the material used in the PV cells. This limits their efficiency ... more
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Material for polymer solar cells may lend itself to large-area processing
For all the promise they have shown in the lab, polymer solar cells still need to "get on a roll" like the ones employed in printing newspapers so that large sheets of acceptably efficient photovolt ... more


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Tiny high-performance solar cells turn power generation sideways
University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created high-performance, micro-scale solar cells that outshine comparable devices in key performance measures. The miniature solar panels could power ... more

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


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New PV200 Combines Solar PV Tests With I-V Curve Analysis
A brand new concept in solar PV test instrumentation combines accurate I-V curve analysis with essential electrical testing for the fast and effective commissioning, O and M and diagnostic testing o ... more
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NREL technique leads to improved perovskite solar cells
Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in collaboration with researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), devised a method to improve perovskite s ... more
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Modelling water uptake in wood opens up new design framework

Analog DNA circuit does math in a test tube

Water shortage: The demise of the Maya civilization

Whiskers help animals sense the direction of the wind

Molecular signature shows plants are adapting to increasing CO2

The relationship between erosion and tectonics in the Himalayas

Researchers image roots in the ground

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Making a solar energy conversion breakthrough with help from a ferroelectrics pioneer
Designers of solar cells may soon be setting their sights higher, as a discovery by a team of researchers has revealed a class of materials that could be better at converting sunlight into energy th ... more
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Installation of 2nd MW-scale sun2live solar power plant in Antigua has commenced
The Caribbean twin-island state Antigua and Barbuda is moving closer to achieving its target in regard to operating the greenest electricity sector in the whole of the region. After the commis ... more
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Rocky Mountain Institute Issues RFP to Bring Solar Power to Rochester
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), in partnership with ROCSPOT, a Rochester, New York-based community organization, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop at least 16 megawatts (MW) of sol ... more
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Decision by Australian Energy Regulator protects solar users against unfair costs
A decision by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) will protect solar users in South Australia against discriminatory charges proposed by SA Power Networks. Clean Energy Council Policy Manage ... more
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ORNL optimizes formula for cadmium-tellurium solar cells
Solar cells based on cadmium and tellurium could move closer to theoretical levels of efficiency because of some sleuthing by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
NASA probe set to make closest approach yet to Jupiter

SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship splashes down in Pacific

Scientists test upper limits of electron speed

Study: Only larger stars boast gas-rich disks

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A way to cope with increasing competition in space

NIST's compact gyroscope may turn heads

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Michigan utility opens second campus solar farm
A Michigan utility company said Monday it started operations at a solar power plant in the western part of the state, its second facility on a college campus. ... more
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Spectrolab produces higher efficiency space solar cell
Boeing subsidiary Spectrolab has begun manufacturing a higher-efficiency space solar cell providing new opportunities for the aerospace industry to develop lighter and less expensive spacecraft. ... more
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DOE SunShot Initiative support new ASU solar research projects
Two new solar research projects at Arizona State University will receive funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, the SunShot Initiative announced this week. Both projects, funded under the Small ... more
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Sports stadium harnesses power of the sun
Bristol's Ashton Gate stadium has reduced its carbon emissions by 20% - thanks to a new solar-powered stand completed by EvoEnergy. The 460-panel, 117 kWp PV system was installed as part of a major ... more
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PV Energy equips public schools in Antigua and Barbuda with solar power
The Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) fosters the development of renewable energies to gain independence from polluting diesel generators and disturbing power cuts. Therefore, GOAB has conclu ... more

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Ukraine sees solar power as Chernobyl's future
Imagine one of the largest solar farms ever at the site of the world's worst man-made nuclear disaster that struck Chernobyl in modern-day Ukraine and sowed panic across Europe. ... more
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Russia's First Solar-Powered Satellite Completes Test Flight
A prototype of Russia's first solar-powered atmosphere research satellite has successfully completed a 48-hour non-stop flight, the deputy head of the Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projec ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
A new generation of cheap networked nuclear-radiation detectors

Philippines' Duterte warns China of 'reckoning'

Japan tells China to stop violating territory in East China Sea

Iranian navy in 'unsafe' intercept of US destroyer: defense official

UN chief says N.Korea missile launch 'deeply troubling'

New flexible material can make any window 'smart'

Russia to design super-heavy carrier rocket





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Tesla reaches $2.6 bn deal to buy SolarCity

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Watering solar cells makes them grow ... in power

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Molten storage and thermophotovoltaics offer new solar power pathway



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