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October 28, 2016
Renewable energy on the rise, IEA finds
Paris (UPI) Oct 25, 2016
The International Energy Agency said Tuesday it expected the share of renewable energy on the global grid to expand more than initially thought. "We are witnessing a transformation of global power markets led by renewables" IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol said in a statement. In its latest market report, the IEA said it expected the share of renewable energy to increase 13 percent more over the six-year period ending in 2021 than its estimate last year. The agency said much of the gro ... read more

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Researchers discover ways to expand temperature stability range of solar cells
Despite the potential for powering the world with energy from the sun - the most abundant source of renewable energy - only about 1 percent of the world's energy production currently comes through s ... more

Move over, solar: The next big renewable energy source could be at our feet
Flooring can be made from any number of sustainable materials, making it, generally, an eco-friendly feature in homes and businesses alike. Now, however, flooring could be even more "green," thanks ... more

New perovskite solar cell design could outperform existing commercial technologies
A new design for solar cells that uses inexpensive, commonly available materials could rival and even outperform conventional cells made of silicon. Writing in Science, researchers from Stanford and ... more


Senegal in renewables drive as new solar park unveiled
Senegal put into service one of sub-Saharan Africa's largest solar energy projects Saturday as it pushes to become a regional player in renewables on a continent where the majority remain off-grid. ... more


ABC Solar files lawsuit to enforce Solar Rights Act
Today, ABC Solar Incorporated ("ABC Solar") filed a lawsuit to vindicate the rights of California homeowners to receive expedited approval of solar energy on their property. The California legislatu ... more

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Highly efficient organic solar cells with improved operation stability
A new type of organic solar cells (OSCs) with 11.6% efficiency has been developed by a research team, affiliated with UNIST. This solar cell maintained almost 80% of its initial efficiency after 60 ... more

juwi Group announces expansion for Solar Power Plant in Fukushima Province
juwi is expanding its international footprint with a new project in Japan. In the province of Fukushima, that still suffers from the catastrophic reactor accident in 2011, juwi is going to construct ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Record-shattering birds stay in air for 10 months: study

Robotic tutors for primary school children

Genetic mutation in whale eyes may increase mortality risks

Finding ideal materials for carbon capture

New bacteria groups, and stunning diversity, discovered underground

With new model, buildings may 'sense' internal damage

What happens when people are treated like pollution


NREL model offers insights of higher wind and solar generation in US east
A new study from the United States Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) used high-performance computing capabilities and innovative visualization tools to model, ... more

Energy hijacking pathway found within photosynthesis
An unexpected source of inefficiency within a photosynthetic enzyme has been identified by scientists. The issue also adversely affects the performance of devices which are used to model artificial ... more

UMASS Amherst taps Con Edison solutions for large-scale solar power initiative
The University of Massachusetts Amherst has retained ConEdison Solutions (CES) for a campus-wide solar power initiative expected to reduce university electric bills by $6.2 million over the next twe ... more
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6th Annual Modular Construction Summit for Oil and Gas Agenda - December 7-9 - Houston Nuclear Plant Digitalization Conference - Nov 15-16 - Charlotte NC USA

X-ray vision reveals how polymer solar cells wear out
Scientists from the Technical University of Munich have used the acurate X-ray vision provided by DESY's radiation source PETRA III to observe the degradation of plastic solar cells. Their study sug ... more

NREL report shows US solar photovoltaic costs continuing to fall in 2016
The modeled costs to install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems continued to decline in the first quarter of 2016 in the U.S. residential, commercial, and utility-scale sectors, according to updated be ... more
Space News from
Breakthrough Listen to Search for Intelligent Life Around Tabby's Star

Last Bits of 2015 Pluto Flyby Data Received on Earth

15000 space rocks and counting

Preferentially Earth-sized Planets with Lots of Water

Detailed images of Schiaparelli and its descent hardware on Mars

Juno Mission Exits Safe Mode, Performs Trim Maneuver

Spacecraft operation for the next generation


Nanoscale confinement leads to new all-inorganic solar cell
Scientists with the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for the first time discovered how to make perovskite solar cells out of quantum dots and used the new material to ... more

Midsummer receives new order for its DUO thin film solar cell manufacturing system
Midsummer has received a repeat order for its compact DUO solar cell manufacturing system from an undisclosed Asian customer. This new order was received in connection with Midsummer's first system ... more

Efficient organic solar cells with very low driving force
It was believed that efficient operation of organic solar cells requires a large driving force, which limits the efficiency of organic solar cells. Now, a large group of researchers led by Feng Gao, ... more

Toward 'greener,' inexpensive solar cells
Solar panels are proliferating across the globe to help reduce the world's dependency on fossil fuels. But conventional panels are not without environmental costs, too. Now scientists are reporting ... more

Non-toxic solvent removes barrier to commercialization of perovskite solar cells
Scientists at Oxford University have developed a solvent system with reduced toxicity that can be used in the manufacture of perovskite solar cells, clearing one of the barriers to the commercialisa ... more


Record for perovskite/CIGS tandem solar module
Thin-film technologies can dramatically reduce the cost of next-generation solar modules. Whereas their production cost is low, it is in particular the combination of complementary absorber material ... more

Food waste could store solar and wind energy
Saving up excess solar and wind energy for times when the sun is down or the air is still requires a storage device. Batteries get the most attention as a promising solution although pumped hydroele ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
India delays launch of dedicated South Asia satellite amid tension with Pakistan

India expels Pakistani visa official for 'espionage'

China Communist Party declares Xi Jinping 'core' leader

NASA Establishes the Small Spacecraft Systems Virtual Institute

US reassures Asian allies no policy change on N.Korea

IS trickling out of Mosul as losses mount: US general

US, China hold second meeting on advancing space cooperation

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S.Africa basks in continent's first solar-powered airport


New advances in solar cell technology


Motion-directed robots on a micro scale


Alberta takes first look at solar


Global grand challenge strategy needed to develop clean energy


After Paris, India gets support for solar power


Researchers report advance in low-cost clean energy generation


Farewell Rosetta: ESA Mission to Conclude on Comet's Surface


Stacked Solar Module achieves unprecedented efficiency at 17.8 Percent


A cost-efficient compact hybrid system for solar-diesel microgrids

Huawei Solar expands European supply center

Columbia Chemists Find Key to Manufacturing More Efficient Solar Cells

Canadian Solar Subsidiary Recurrent Energy Completes 200 Megawatt Tranquillity Solar Project

OPDE begins construction of a new 5MWp solar farm in the UK

CleanFund closes 6 transactions for commercial buildings in California

More Mid West locations to get finance for home energy improvements

Tenaska's Second Large-scale Solar Project Begins Commercial Operation

New NOMAD sea buoy utilizes renewables for reliable data monitoring and transmitting from ocean to shore

New fabric uses sun and wind to power devices

Water helps assembly of biofibers that could capture sunlight

Rapid gene analysis method accelerates photosynthesis studies

Solar panels + lead-acid batteries to increase electricity self-sufficiency

US should act to support innovation in increasingly clean electric power technologies

DOE SunShot Initiative supports five ASU solar research projects

MiaSole aims to revolutionize flexible ultra-light solar technology

The Golden State gets greener with Interior decision

ARENA solar funding shines on - for now

ERC to revolutionize efficiency, cost and stability of thin-film solar cells

New perovskite research discoveries may lead to solar cell, LED advances

New tool can calculate renewable energy output anywhere in the world

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