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July 30, 2015
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Marine plankton brighten clouds over Southern Ocean
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 28, 2015
New research using NASA satellite data and ocean biology models suggests tiny organisms in vast stretches of the Southern Ocean play a significant role in generating brighter clouds overhead. Brighter clouds reflect more sunlight back into space affecting the amount of solar energy that reaches Earth's surface, which in turn has implications for global climate. The results were published July 17 in the journal Science Advances. The study shows that plankton, the tiny drifting organisms in the sea, ... read more
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It's Time for Utilities to Plan for Disruptive Solar PV Impacts
The Smart Grid Research Consortium (SGRC) has published a new white paper detailing the dramatic growth in residential solar PV systems and discussing utility operational and business model challeng ... more
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juwi Builds 26 PV Farms in 30 Months
Since its establishment in January 2013, juwi Shizen Energy has successfully completed the EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) for a total of 26 photovoltaic power stations around Japan. Wi ... more
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Reshaping the solar spectrum to turn light to electricity
When it comes to installing solar cells, labor cost and the cost of the land to house them constitute the bulk of the expense. The solar cells - made often of silicon or cadmium telluride - rarely c ... more
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Solar Impulse 2 needs 20mn euros to complete flight
The team behind the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 plane on Tuesday said it needed an additional 20 million euros ($22 million) to complete a historic round-the-world flight, after battery damage grounded it for months. ... more


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Langa selects Schneider and Saft for two new solar power plants in Corsica
Schneider Electric and Saft win two projects from Langa Group for the installation of energy storage systems for two solar power plants in Corsica (France), awarded under the French public tender sc ... more
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Rice University finding could lead to cheap, efficient metal-based solar cells
New research from Rice University could make it easier for engineers to harness the power of light-capturing nanomaterials to boost the efficiency and reduce the costs of photovoltaic solar cells. ... more
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Clinton pledges to be America's renewable energy president
Hillary Clinton laid out ambitious plans Monday to invest in solar and other renewable energy if elected US president, drawing a contrast with her fossil fuel-loving Republican rivals. ... more
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Research with bite

'Carbon sink' detected underneath world's deserts

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juwi's PV plant in SAfrica will produce at 6 Eurocent per kwh
The 1-hectare ground-mounted Solar System will be erected at the Pretoria campus of Technology Think Tank CSIR / Construction has already started / Grid connection is scheduled for end of August ... more
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London scrubs some renewable subsidies
The British government said Wednesday it was scaling back subsidies for some renewable energy projects in an effort to keep consumer bills under control. ... more
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Sticky tape and phosphorus the key to ultrathin solar cells
Scientists studying thin layers of phosphorus have found surprising properties that could open the door to ultrathin and ultralight solar cells and LEDs. The team used sticky tape to create single-a ... more
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Nanowires give 'solar fuel cell' efficiency a tenfold boost
A solar cell that produces fuel rather than electricity. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and FOM Foundation today present a very promising prototype of this in the journal N ... more
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Clean Energy to install for Solar Initiative in Boxborough and Littleton
New England Clean Energy has been selected as the installer for LittleBoxSolar, a joint solar initiative between the towns of Littleton and Boxborough, Mass.; and has already signed its first agreem ... more
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juwi starts building world's largest solar-diesel power plant for mining
A 10.6MW solar plus 6MW battery facility will be built at the off-grid DeGrussa Copper-Gold Mine, owned by Australian mining company Sandfire Resources. The juwi developed project is financed by the ... more
TECH SPACE

Engineers give invisibility cloaks a slimmer design
Researchers have developed a new design for a cloaking device that overcomes some of the limitations of existing "invisibility cloaks." In a new study, electrical engineers at the University of Cali ... more
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Enphase Energy and Wocozon bring sustainable living to Netherlands
Enphase Energy, has entered a strategic partnership with Wocozo, a Dutch nonprofit service company that provides renewable energy services to social housing projects. Wocozon will install solar phot ... more
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Fields of Solar: 67.3MW Solar Portfolio Added to North Carolina Crop
Eight utility-scale solar farms are being added to North Carolina's energy mix. The portfolio totaling 67.3 MW equals a reduction of carbon emissions for 7,946,325 million gallons of gasoline consum ... more
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WA solar proposal would reduce red tape, improve choice for consumers
A move by the Western Australian Government to reduce red tape for the solar industry and provide more choice for consumers is very welcome, the Clean Energy Council said today. Clean Energy C ... more
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CEC Brings Solar Solution to major US Municipal Utility
Clean Energy Collective (CEC) has announced a new partnership with CPS Energy, bringing the first roofless community solar pilot project to San Antonio, Texas. CEC will develop a 1.2 MW (DC) solar P ... more
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Future deployment of distributed solar hinges on electricity rate design
Future distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) deployment levels are highly sensitive to retail electricity rate design, according to a newly released report by researchers from the U.S. Department of E ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Speculation grows of looming N. Korea rocket test

Canada to purchase Iron Dome-like radar systems

Saudis to acquire hundreds of advanced Patriot missiles

Iran's Zarif has 'no concern' about nuclear deal

Pentagon assures it will check Iran's 'malign' influence

France seeks to warm up Iran ties with Rouhani invite

China's PLA launches massive war games in South China Sea

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Depletion and enrichment of chlorine in perovskites observed

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Schneider Electric to optimize 17 MW project

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Paragon Communications slashes energy costs with Independence Solar

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Vikram Solar to supply US Master Distributor with 20 MW of solar modules

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Report: Oman tries solar to enhance oil production

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AES completes PV projects totaling 2 MW in Vermont

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Macon Missouri Solar Farm Opened

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US DoE and Clean Energy Collective Launch Community Solar Hub

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Ream develops storage cell for solar energy storage, nighttime conversion

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Lockheed Martin solar carport will be Florida's largest private solar array

Colorado's Largest City Chooses Community Solar

New method can make cheaper solar energy storage

CEC brings roofless community-shared solar solution to Texas

Solar Impulse sets record but faces 'difficult' hours

Solar Impulse lands in Hawaii, completing historic flight

Solar Impulse two-thirds of way from Japan to Hawaii

Enphase Energy to supply Domos Industries' Freewatt solar system

Old Kyoto golf course to be repurposed with 23-Megawatt solar power plant

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