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August 10, 2015
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New design brings world's first solar battery to performance milestone
Columbus OH (SPX) Aug 04, 2015
After debuting the world's first solar air battery last fall, researchers at The Ohio State University have now reached a new milestone. In the Journal of the American Chemical Society, they report that their patent-pending design--which combines a solar cell and a battery into a single device--now achieves a 20 percent energy savings over traditional lithium-iodine batteries. The 20 percent comes from sunlight, which is captured by a unique solar panel on top of the battery, explained Yiying Wu, ... read more
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Butterflies heat up the field of solar research
The humble butterfly could hold the key to unlocking new techniques to make solar energy cheaper and more efficient, pioneering new research has shown. A team of experts from the University of Exete ... more
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DuPont PV work with CRES to boost reliability and risk management
DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (DuPont) recently collaborated with the China Renewable Energy Society (CRES) to host a seminar highlighting best practices for quality standards and risk management fo ... more
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Ultra fast UV imaging unlocks plasma modification of polymer films
Specialised Imaging reports on how the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology eV is using an optimised version of its SIM Framing Camera to make ultra fast UV measurements of the mechan ... more
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New Intecto Integrated PV Roof Tile From Romag
A new concept in building integrated PV products from leading UK solar manufacturer Romag means property aesthetics, building design and visual appearance need not be compromised by rooftop solar In ... more


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UK Solar provider Euro Energy selects Enphase Energy as tech partner
Enphase Energy has been chosen by Euro Energy Services, a major U.K. solar energy firm, as the primary inverter technology partner for its solar photovoltaics projects. A former user of other solar ... more
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Butterfly pose helps solar panels boost efficiency
By mimicking the v-shaped posture of cabbage white, or small white, butterflies, researchers say they can boost solar panel efficiency. ... 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
24/7 News Coverage
How much can 252-million-year-old ecosystems tell us about modern Earth? A lot

The origin of the Andes unraveled

Extreme fieldwork, climate modeling yields new insight into predicting Greenland's melt

'Smoke rings' in the ocean spotted from space

Tiny ice losses at Antarctica's fringes can accelerate ice loss far away

World-first uses satellites and ocean models to explain Antarctic seafloor biodiversity

3-D printed microfibers could provide structure for artificially grown body parts

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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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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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NASA uses AI to uncover eighth planet circling distant star

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Two astronauts, cosmonaut return from five-month ISS mission

PARC to Partner with Commercial Space Leader to Accelerate Space R and D

Green Light for Continued Operations of ESA Science Missions

Orbital ATK launches eighth cargo mission to space

Not Your Grandpa's Robot: Russian Robot 'FEDOR' May Become Self-Learning

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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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Marine plankton brighten clouds over Southern Ocean
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. Bright ... more
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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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Kim vows to 'win victory in the showdown' with US

US urges talks with North Korea 'without preconditions'

Don't sleepwalk into war over N. Korea, warns UN boss

Jet-powered drone tested by BAE Systems

Dutch police ground drone-fighting eagles

Lockheed Martin tapped to provide cyber security support

US to send cyber soldiers to the battlefield; 3 plead guilty in botnet attack

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juwi starts building world's largest solar-diesel power plant for mining

TECH SPACE

Engineers give invisibility cloaks a slimmer design

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Enphase Energy and Wocozon bring sustainable living to Netherlands

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Fields of Solar: 67.3MW Solar Portfolio Added to North Carolina Crop

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WA solar proposal would reduce red tape, improve choice for consumers

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CEC Brings Solar Solution to major US Municipal Utility

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