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December 09, 2016
SOLAR DAILY
Swiss unveil stratospheric solar plane
Payerne, Switzerland (AFP) Dec 7, 2016
Just months after two Swiss pilots completed a historic round-the-world trip in a Sun-powered plane, another Swiss adventurer on Wednesday unveiled a solar plane aimed at reaching the stratosphere. The SolarStratos, a sleek, white two-seater aircraft with long wings covered with 22 square metres (237 square feet) of solar panels, is set to become the first manned solar plane to make a stratospheric flight, according to Raphael Domjan, who is behind the project. "Our goal is to demonstrate that c ... read more

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Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, Announces Solar Acquisition Program
Coronal Energy has announced plans to substantially increase the number of solar PV projects it will acquire in 2017 and 2018. The ambitious program will support a rapidly expanding solar pipeline i ... more
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New York funds low income access to solar power
New York state Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced $3.6 million in funding is available to increase access to solar energy in low- to moderate-income communities across the state. The funding wil ... more
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Simple processing technique could cut cost of organic PV and wearable electronics
A simple solution-based electrical doping technique could help reduce the cost of polymer solar cells and organic electronic devices, potentially expanding the applications for these technologies. B ... more
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Solar panels repay their energy 'debt': study
The climate-friendly electricity generated by solar panels in the past 40 years has all but cancelled out the polluting energy used to produce them, a study said Tuesday. ... more


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Game changer for organic solar cells
With a new technique for manufacturing single-layer organic polymer solar cells, scientists at UC Santa Barbara and three other universities might very well move organic photovoltaics into a whole n ... more

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High renewable electricity growth continued in 2015
The 2015 Renewable Energy Data Book shows that U.S. renewable electricity grew to 16.7 percent of total installed capacity and 13.8 percent of total electricity generation during the past year. ... more
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Ultrathin protective layer brings quite a bit more stability to perovskite solar cell
The addition of a few nanometers of a thin layer of aluminum oxide protects a perovskite solar cell against humidity - still a major stumbling block to the commercial application of this new type of ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Climate change battle heats up for Australian winemakers

Captive elephants help save wild cousins on forest frontline

Polar bear numbers to plunge a third as sea ice melts

Environmentalists mobilize for battle with Trump

Benin clinic battles mother-to-child HIV transmission

Rescuers scrabble for survivors as Indonesia quake kills 97

Greenland's ice-free past exposes sea level rise danger

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Perovskite solar cells hit new world efficiency record
They're flexible, cheap to produce and simple to make - which is why perovskites are the hottest new material in solar cell design. And now, engineers at Australia's University of New South Wales in ... more
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247Solar Signs Agreement to Commercialize 247Solar Plants in Southern Africa
247Solar and South Africa's Stellenergy (Pty) Ltd. have agreed to build South Africa's first 247Solar Plant to be followed by widespread commercial deployment in southern Africa. The agreement is ba ... more
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8 MW of Trina Solar modules power one of Turkey's largest solar projects
Trina Solar Limited has supplied 8.8 MW of PV modules to Citus Power as part of one of the largest solar projects in Turkey. The Yahyali Solar Power Plant was connected to the grid in August 2016 an ... more
ISIS OBC Bundle Deal 6th Annual Modular Construction Summit for Oil and Gas Agenda - December 7-9 - Houston Develop commercial strategies for the global deployment of SMRs and Advanced Reactors
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Throwing new light on printed organic solar cells
Researchers at the University of Surrey have achieved record power conversion efficiencies for large area organic solar cells. In recent years scientists have been attempting to increase the efficie ... more
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Physics, photosynthesis and solar cells
A University of California, Riverside assistant professor has combined photosynthesis and physics to make a key discovery that could help make solar cells more efficient. The findings were recently ... more
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Teaching an old satellite new tricks

UAE launches national space policy

China develops non-toxic propellant for orbiting satellites

Saturn's bulging core implies moons younger than thought

NASA Announces First Geostationary Vegetation, Atmospheric Carbon Mission

India Inc joins hands to bid for moon mission

Orbital ATK to develop critical technology for in-orbit assembly

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EU on track to meet 2020 target for renewable energy: report
EU countries are on track to meet their 2020 targets for renewable energy and emissions cuts but could fall short of ambitious longer-term goals, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said Thursday. ... more
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New fabrication technique leads to broader sunlight absorption in plastic solar cells
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new strategy for fabricating more efficient plastic solar cells. The work has implications for developing solar cells with a wider a ... more
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Sun setting on Japan's solar energy boom
The sun is setting on Japan's clean-energy boom, despite projects like a massive floating solar farm near Tokyo, as the government cuts subsidies and bets on nuclear and coal-fired power, critics say. ... more
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EU unveils plans to boost 'clean energy' use
The EU on Wednesday unveiled "clean energy" plans to boost renewables, cut waste and reduce subsidies for coal power in a bid to meet commitments under the Paris climate deal. ... more
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Tesla microgrid powers entire island with solar in American Samoa
Self-sufficiency isn't easy on small Pacific islands, but the distant island of Ta'u in American Samoa can now supply nearly all of its inhabitants' power needs using renewable energy. ... more

BIO FUEL

Argonne researchers study how reflectivity of biofuel crops impacts climate
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory have conducted a detailed study of the reflectivity effects of converting land to grow biofuel crops. Their study i ... more
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Sweden to scrap taxes on solar energy in 2017
Sweden is set to ditch taxes on its production of solar energy in 2017 in a bid to run entirely on renewable energy by 2040, the government said on Monday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
ULA launches eighth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite

OFFSET Envisions Swarm Capabilities for Small Urban Ground Units

Satellites, airport visibility readings shed light on troops' exposure to air pollution

Boeing WGS-8 Satellite Nearly Doubles Bandwidth for Military Users

Eyes in the sky

China should build more nuclear arms to prepare for Trump: media

MBDA's Brimstone missile planned for Britain's Protector drone





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Africa looks to solar for communities off the grid

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Tesla shareholders approve merger with SolarCity

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New Jersey's NEP Solar secures major funding agreement

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New way to make low-cost solar cell technology

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A New Way to Image Solar Cells in 3-D

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Wind and solar energy projects could bring 5,000 new jobs to rural Minnesota

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'Back to the Future' inspires solar nanotech-powered clothing

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Solar industry shift tactics to sell more solar AC and smart modules

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Tesla's and SolarCity's launch of solar roof tiles is great news

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Simulation models global renewable electricity system

Photon Energy delivers solar power for water treatment plant

Solar cells get boost with integration of water-splitting catalyst

Major advance in solar cells made from cheap, easy-to-use perovskite

Shoring up the power grid - with DIY scrap-metal batteries

CPP, SolarCity Deal Keeps Colton, Calif., Community Affordable and Sustainable

Tesla expands its portfolio to produce solar roof tiles

Schools in oil-rich Alberta to get solar panels

Renewable energy on the rise, IEA finds

Researchers discover ways to expand temperature stability range of solar cells

Move over, solar: The next big renewable energy source could be at our feet

New perovskite solar cell design could outperform existing commercial technologies

Senegal in renewables drive as new solar park unveiled

ABC Solar files lawsuit to enforce Solar Rights Act

Highly efficient organic solar cells with improved operation stability

juwi Group announces expansion for Solar Power Plant in Fukushima Province

NREL model offers insights of higher wind and solar generation in US east

Energy hijacking pathway found within photosynthesis

UMASS Amherst taps Con Edison solutions for large-scale solar power initiative

X-ray vision reveals how polymer solar cells wear out

NREL report shows US solar photovoltaic costs continuing to fall in 2016



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