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September 27, 2016
OPDE begins construction of a new 5MWp solar farm in the UK
Low Bentham UK (SPX) Sep 26, 2016
OPDE is going to begin the construction of a new 5 MWp solar farm near the little municipality of Low Bentham, North Yorkshire County, north of the country. According to the information given by the company, it is expected that the works will begin next October and are to be completed this year. Once connected to the grid, the new plant will generate each year the equivalent energy consumption of 1,335 homes and will avoid the emission of approximately 49,400 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere during ... read more

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More Mid West locations to get finance for home energy improvements
Starting Thursday, the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program will be available to homeowners in Jackson County and Kansas City, Missouri. HERO financing enables homeowners to make energ ... more

New NOMAD sea buoy utilizes renewables for reliable data monitoring and transmitting from ocean to shore
Kyocera's solar panels, tested for long-term deployment in marine and coastal areas, are powering an innovative Ocean Internet of Things (IoT) remote data monitoring platform off the coast of Huntin ... more

DOE SunShot Initiative supports five ASU solar research projects
Arizona State University will receive $3.75 million in funding from the US Dept of Energy's SunShot Initiative for new solar research projects. The home of the Engineering Research Center (ERC) for ... more


CleanFund closes 6 transactions for commercial buildings in California
CleanFund has announced the closing of six California transactions. Property owners used CleanFund's new SolarPACE program to finance renewable energy improvements to their properties. CleanFund pro ... more


Tenaska's Second Large-scale Solar Project Begins Commercial Operation
The 150-megawatt (MW) Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center West, a new solar plant in Southern California capable of powering 55,000 homes, is fully operational. The project supplies power under a 2 ... more

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

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New fabric uses sun and wind to power devices
Fabrics that can generate electricity from physical movement have been in the works for a few years. Now researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have taken the next step, developing a fabric ... more

Water helps assembly of biofibers that could capture sunlight
When it comes to water, some materials have a split personality - and some of these materials could hold the key to new ways of harnessing solar energy. These small assemblies of organic molecules h ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Alberta taking a step away from coal

First test of driverless minibus in Paris Saturday

Hyperloop pushes dream of low-cost futuristic transport

Nearly 30 mn diesel cars on EU roads over emissions limit: study

Melting Greenland ice threatens to expose Cold War waste

Earth's climate past points to overheated future: study

Ancient arthropod ancestor had mouth like penis worm


Rapid gene analysis method accelerates photosynthesis studies
Throughout the growing season seemingly benign clouds pass over millions of acres of crops, causing rapid fluctuations in light intensity and inadvertently robbing these plants of their productivity ... more

Solar panels + lead-acid batteries to increase electricity self-sufficiency
Currently, in Belgium, photovoltaic systems coupled with lead-acid batteries do not ensure the electrical self-sufficiency of a residence at a reasonable cost. This is the summary conclusion of the ... more

US should act to support innovation in increasingly clean electric power technologies
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine urges Congress, federal and state agencies, and regulatory institutions to significantly increase their support for in ... more
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MiaSole aims to revolutionize flexible ultra-light solar technology
Timed with the Solar Power International event in Las Vegas, MiaSole has announced the availability of its Next Generation Flexible Ulta-Light Solar Technology Products. As solar power is one of the ... more

The Golden State gets greener with Interior decision
A federal decision to use 10 million acres of land in the California desert is an example of how renewable energy planning should be done, the Sierra Club said. ... more
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Messenger probe images fault scarps on Mercury's surface

Pluto's heart sheds light on a possible buried ocean

Cosmology Safe as Universe Has No Sense of Direction


ARENA solar funding shines on - for now
The large-scale solar projects awarded funding by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) show the remarkable success of the agency and the value of investing in innovation, the Clean Energy ... more

ERC to revolutionize efficiency, cost and stability of thin-film solar cells
Imec and Hasselt University have announced that one of their scientists has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant. The grantee is Bart Vermang, researcher at IMOMEC, imec's associated lab at the Hassel ... more

New perovskite research discoveries may lead to solar cell, LED advances
"Promising" and "remarkable" are two words U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory scientist Javier Vela uses to describe recent research results on organolead mixed-halide perovskites. Pe ... more

New tool can calculate renewable energy output anywhere in the world
Researchers have created an interactive web tool to estimate the amount of energy that could be generated by wind or solar farms at any location. The tool, called, aims to make the ... more

NREL supercomputing provides insights from higher wind and solar generation in eastern grid
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


Recurrent Energy announces commercial operation of 100MW Mustang solar power project
Canadian Solar has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy has reached commercial operation of the 100 MWac/134 MWp Mustang solar power project in Kings County, California. ... more

A new technique opens up advanced solar cells
In a photovoltaic cell, light generates opposite charges in the active layer. The charges must then be separated as quickly as possible to keep them from recombining. Positive charges are driven by ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
SES unveils new tactical surveillance and communications solution

DigitalGlobe's Global Enhanced GEOINT Delivery Program Renewed

Turkey arrests top journalist day after release

U.S. Navy approves Triton drone for production

Lockheed's PAC-3 missile destroys ballistic missile targets in test

UV Lens for Smart Ballistics System

UN court to decide Marshall Islands case against 3 nuclear powers

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Growing PV pipelines across Europe await policy support


Canada talks up low-carbon ties with China


Solar cell is more efficient, costs less than its counterparts


An effective and low-cost solution for storing solar energy


U.S. capital comes up short on solar power


Bubble-wrapped sponge creates steam using sunlight


Class AAA LED solar simulator supports testing and development of PV devices


SLAC, Stanford gadget grabs more solar energy to disinfect water faster


New high-temperature device captures a broader solar wavelength spectrum


Material for polymer solar cells may lend itself to large-area processing

Tiny high-performance solar cells turn power generation sideways

New PV200 Combines Solar PV Tests With I-V Curve Analysis

NREL technique leads to improved perovskite solar cells

Making a solar energy conversion breakthrough with help from a ferroelectrics pioneer

Installation of 2nd MW-scale sun2live solar power plant in Antigua has commenced

Rocky Mountain Institute Issues RFP to Bring Solar Power to Rochester

Decision by Australian Energy Regulator protects solar users against unfair costs

ORNL optimizes formula for cadmium-tellurium solar cells

Michigan utility opens second campus solar farm

Spectrolab produces higher efficiency space solar cell

DOE SunShot Initiative support new ASU solar research projects

Sports stadium harnesses power of the sun

PV Energy equips public schools in Antigua and Barbuda with solar power

Ukraine sees solar power as Chernobyl's future

Russia's First Solar-Powered Satellite Completes Test Flight

Low-carbon movement expected in North America

Videos reveal birds, bats and bugs near Ivanpah solar project power towers

Breakthrough solar cell captures CO2 and sunlight, produces burnable fuel

Tesla reaches $2.6 bn deal to buy SolarCity

Watering solar cells makes them grow ... in power

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