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April 18, 2014
Obama launches measures to support solar energy in US
Washington (AFP) April 17, 2014
The White House Thursday announced a series of measures aimed at increasing solar energy production in the United States, particularly by encouraging the installation of solar panels in public spaces. President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress want laws to fight climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but Republicans, who hold the majority in the House of Representatives, have blocked all legislative efforts since 2011. In response, the president has switched tactic ... read more
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Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells
A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers in collaboration with scientists from University ... more

New 'tunable' semiconductors will allow better detectors, solar cells
One of the great problems in physics is the detection of electromagnetic radiation - that is, light - which lies outside the small range of wavelengths that the human eye can see. Think X-rays, for ... more

Scientists open door to better solar cells, superconductors and hard-drives
Using DESY's bright research light sources, scientists have opened a new door to better solar cells, novel superconductors and smaller hard-drives. The research reported in the scientific journal Na ... more


Better solar cells, better LED light and vast optical possibilities
Changes at the atom level in nanowires offer vast possibilities for improvement of solar cells and LED light. NTNU-researchers have discovered that by tuning a small strain on single nanowires they ... more


Let the Sun Shine In: Redirecting Sunlight to Urban Alleyways
In dense, urban centers around the world, many people live and work in dim and narrow streets surrounded by tall buildings that block sunlight. And as the global population continues to rise and bui ... more
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Microgrid Solar Completes Largest Single-Building Solar Installation on any Missouri School
Placing 386 solar panels on the science building at MICDS was no small feat for Microgrid Solar. This is the largest solar array installation on one building for any Missouri school. Due to th ... more

Clean Energy Collective and RGS Energy to Deploy First Community-Owned Solar Facilities in Massachusetts
The community solar developer, Clean Energy Collective (CEC), has selected RGS Energy as the general contractor for the construction of the first community-owned solar facilities located in the Comm ... more
24/7 News Coverage
12 Nepalese guides killed in worst-ever Everest accident

Thousands evacuated near Peru volcano

Illegal logging widespread in Peru, says study

Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling

NASA Highlights Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission at Local Fair

S.Africa, Mozambique reach deal to fight rhino poaching

Sub dives deeper in hunt for missing MH370


Sunlight generates hydrogen in new porous silicon
Porous silicon manufactured in a bottom up procedure using solar energy can be used to generate hydrogen from water, according to a team of Penn State mechanical engineers, who also see applications ... more

Stanford scientists model a win-win situation: growing crops on photovoltaic farms
Growing agave and other carefully chosen plants amid photovoltaic panels could allow solar farms not only to collect sunlight for electricity but also to produce crops for biofuels, according to new ... more

Japanese solar plant set for tsunami-damaged site
Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corp. said Thursday it started work on a solar power facility situated on land spoiled by the 2011 tsunami. ... more
UAV Payloads 2014, 24 - 25 June - London, UK
International Conference on Protection of Materials and Structures From Space Environment
Nuclear Supply Chain Summit - April 28-29 Greenville SC
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EU moves to rein in state support for renewable energy
The European Union announced Wednesday sweeping new guidelines to curtail state support for renewable energy production, while still allowing governments to shield energy-intensive industries from high power bills. ... more

Sun Gets to Work at the Long Beach Rescue Mission
The Port of Long Beach has awarded the Long Beach Rescue Mission, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless children and adults, a $176,045 grant to install solar panels ... more
Space News from
NASA Completes LADEE Mission with Planned Impact on Moon's Surface

Quest for extraterrestrial life not over: experts

Satellite telecom vulnerable to hackers: researchers

First Earth-sized planet found in 'habitable zone': NASA

Growth of Antarctic ice sheet triggered warming in the Southern Ocean during Miocene

Xi urges China to build up joint space and air power

Russia launches its new ICBM from Plesetsk space centre


Organic Solar Cells More Efficient With Molecules Face-to-Face
New research from North Carolina State University and UNC-Chapel Hill reveals that energy is transferred more efficiently inside of complex, three-dimensional organic solar cells when the donor mole ... more

Renewable energy market share climbs despite 2013 dip in investments
Renewable energy's share of world electricity generation continued its steady climb last year despite a 14 per cent drop in investments to US$214.4 billion, according to a new report released this w ... more

String Inverters Increasingly Used in Megawatt-Scale PV Projects
In a sign of their growing acceptance, string inverters are increasingly being considered in megawatt (MW)-scale photovoltaic (PV) systems, with over 40 percent of inverter buyers regarding them as ... more
Genetically modified tobacco plants as an alternative for producing bioethanol

U.S. to fund cutting-edge renewable energy programs

Stanford scientists discover a novel way to make ethanol without corn or other plants

"RoboClam" hits new depths as robotic digger

NASA to send International Space Station android a pair of legs

Joint venture established for exoskeleton technology

12 U.S. states account for 80 percent of wind power

Group to spearhead German wind farm program

BOEM extends planning time for OCS renewables

China gears up for huge car show, eyeing growth prospects

ORNL study pegs fuel economy costs of common practices

KYOCERA's Solar-Powered Recharging Station for Electric Vehicles Installed at SHINTEC HOZUMI for Disaster Prevention


Greenpeace sees growth in renewable energy use
Environmental campaign group Greenpeace said Monday major world economies were showing an increase in renewable energy in their grids. ... more

British solar plan to shift to rooftop installations
British Energy Minister Greg Barker said Friday the government wants to install solar panels on top of the more than 900 square miles of south-facing rooftops. ... more

Nanosheets and nanowires
Researchers in China, have found a convenient way to selectively prepare germanium sulfide nanostructures, including nanosheets and nanowires, that are more active than their bulk counterparts and c ... more

Energy breakthrough uses sun to create solar energy materials
In a recent advance in solar energy, researchers have discovered a way to tap the sun not only as a source of power, but also to directly produce the solar energy materials that make this possible. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia to 'boost military presence' on disputed Kurils

Rouhani says Iran bears no hostility to the world

F-35 in first international flight

US to send 'non-lethal' military aid to Ukraine: Hagel

ISS to Beam Video via Laser Back to Earth

US settlement reached to sell Iran-owned skyscraper in New York

Iraq policeman dies shielding recruits, attacks kill 21


Tiny crystals to boost solar


Japan posts top growth in clean energy: survey


Ukraine turmoil clouds PV outlook


GDF Suez to add to French solar power capacity


SunEdison Manufactures Over 1 GW of Photovoltaic Solar Modules


ReneSola Elaborates on US Department of Commerce Investigation


Canadian Solar Completes the Sale of Little Creek Solar Power Plant to BluEarth


Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Says Solar is Part of the Solution


SunPower Sells 70MW Concentrator Cell Package To Inner Mongolia


Wuxi Suntech Calls for an End to the US-China Solar Trade Disputes

Revolutionary solar cells double as lasers

6U Solar Panels Complete Qualification Program

Kohler and CalTech Solar-Powered Toilet Heads to India Toilet Fair

Cost reductions and global expansion critical to SMA Solar's future

New Energy Unveils largest SolarWindow prototype

Innovative Microgrid Project Is Centered Around A Solar Village

2000 Different Inverters Work with Tigo's Smart PV Tech

Andrews Space Completes Qualification Of New 6U Solar Panel

Managing renewables intelligently

Tiendas Soriana Hanwha Q CELLS, and ILIOSS partner to install 31 MW of solar power in Mexico

NTU scientists discover material that can be solar cell by day, light panel by night

New Handheld Instrument from Megger Aids in Solar Panel Positioning

Researchers improve performance of III-V nanowire solar cells on graphene

Panasonic and Coronal Complete Second Solar Project at University of Colorado Boulder

Vernon and CEC to Build Wisconsin's First Community-Owned Solar Farm

Yingli Green Energy Brings Solar Energy to Arena Pernambuco

World's First Entirely Auto Cleaned Solar Energy Park

China, EU settle solar trade dispute

Renewables Dominate New US Electrical Generating Capacity in February

Japan Energy Storage Subsidies To Spark Market Growth

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