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October 20, 2015
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Solar energy's land-use impact
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 20, 2015
With mounting vigor for combating global climate change, increasing the use of renewable energy resources such as solar, without compromising natural habitats, is a challenge to the traditional model of utility-scale solar energy installations. Such facilities use vast swaths of land for solar gathering and generating equipment. Until now, studies quantifying the effects on land-cover change and analyses of impacts on protected areas near solar facilities have been limited. New work from Carnegie' ... read more
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Scientists demonstrate how to improve ultrathin CIGSe solar cells by nanoparticles
Nanoparticles with sizes the order of a wavelength interact with light in specific ways. A young investigator group at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, led by Professor Martina Schmid, is inquiring how to ... more
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Study urges optimization of solar energy development
On Oct. 7, Gov. Jerry Brown of California signed legislation aimed at increasing renewable-energy generation. Among renewable energy systems, solar energy has high potential for mitigating climate c ... more
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New research could revolutionize flexible electronics, solar cells
Binghamton University researchers have demonstrated an eco-friendly process that enables unprecedented spatial control over the electrical properties of graphene oxide. This two-dimensional nanomate ... more
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Silver: The promising electrode winner for low-cost perovskite solar cells
Perovskite solar cells are the rising star in photovoltaics. They absorb light across almost all visible wavelengths, they have exceptional power conversion efficiencies exceeding 20% in the lab, an ... more


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Breakthrough could lead to cheaper, cleaner solar cells
The hope is to develop efficient and environmentally friendly solar energy applications. Solar energy is an inexhaustible resource that we currently only utilise to a very limited extent. Researcher ... more
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Make SMRs a commercial reality Turn key solar systems for domestic and commercial installations
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CEC offers rate-based community solar for investor-owned utilities
Continuing to lead innovation, Clean Energy Collective (CEC), the pioneer and national leader of roofless community solar, has announced the launch of the first shared solar program that provides in ... more
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Solar energy training for Antigua and Barbuda
The development of a sustainable and clean energy supply on the Caribbean Islands is making great progresses. Particularly the Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) stands out with the completion ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Forests are the key to fresh water

US transportation and water infrastructure not broken

Unearthing the underground effects of earthquakes and volcanoes

Soil researchers quantify an underappreciated factor in carbon release to the atmosphere

Heavy snow causes travel mayhem in northern Europe

Billionaire Guo Wengui wants regime change in Beijing

Fire in southern California threatening another city

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Auric Solar flips switch on Utah's largest solar power project
Rio Tinto Stadium, the home of Major League Soccer's Real Salt Lake as well as the USL Real Monarchs, has flipped the ceremonial switch on the state of Utah's largest privately-owned solar array. Th ... more
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British solar player Mark Group collapses
To the ire of low-carbon advocates, Mark Group, one of the largest solar panel companies in the British sector, announced it went into administration. ... more
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China eyes huge solar-thermal power project
China is planning a series of solar-thermal power pilot projects to help develop the technology. The industrial scale of solar thermal power needs to be expanded, and an industrial chain on th ... more
Nuclear Operations and Maintenance Efficiency Summit USA 2015
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SkyPower Announces 500 MW of Solar Energy Projects in Panama
During the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York, SkyPower, the world's largest developer and owner of utility-scale solar projects, made a historic announcement with President Juan Carlo ... more
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Microsemi ships Solar Bypass Device with CoolRUN technology
Microsemi Corporation (has announced the availability of the LX2410A IDEAL solar bypass device with Microsemi's patented CoolRUN technology, designed to provide a bypass path in photovoltaic (PV) mo ... more
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NASA Selects Three Companies to Develop 'FabLab' Prototypes

New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt

Space program should focus on Mars, says editor of New Space

Galileo satellites atop rocket for next Tuesday's flight

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Trina Solar offers range of products for UK solar market
Trina Solar Limited will be introducing its latest products and innovative tools at this year's Solar Energy UK exhibition. On 13th-15th October 2015 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Anti-aging treatment for smart windows
Electrochromic windows, so-called 'smart windows', share a well-known problem with rechargeable batteries - their limited lifespan. Researchers at Uppsala University have now worked out an entirely ... more
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Graphene as a front contact for silicon-perovskite tandem solar cells
Teams at HZB have already acquired extensive experience with these kinds of tandem cells. A particularly effective complement to conventional silicon is the hybrid material called perovskite. It has ... more
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Research improves efficiency from larger perovskite solar cells
Using a newly developed fabrication method, a research team has attained better than a 15-percent energy conversion efficiency from perovskite solar cells larger than one square centimeter area. The ... more
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Tadiran batteries to power BrightSource's heliostats solar farm
Tadiran Batteries, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Saft Group and a leader in the development of lithium batteries for industrial use, has been awarded a contract by Oakland USA based BrightSource ... more
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Micro photosynthetic power cells may be the next green energy source
A team of researchers from the Optical Bio Microsystem lab at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, have invented and developed micro-photosynthetic cell technology that can harness electrical p ... more
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Africa could quadruple green energy production by 2030: report
Renewable energy sources could supply nearly a quarter of Africa's power needs by 2030, more than four times the current levels, according to a report published Monday by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Japan to host joint missile tracking drill amid N. Korea threat

Israel shoots down rocket fired from Gaza: army

N.Korea threats spark South Korea arms sales: study

UN envoy warns N. Korea 'miscalculation' could trigger conflict

'Defeated' IS still poses danger in Iraq

IS battle may be won, but Iraq faces major challenges

Iraq holds military parade to celebrate victory over IS

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Boost for Scottish solar projects

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Volvo's Hagerstown MD site opens parking lot solar canopy

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New 'greener' way to assemble materials for solar applications

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Invisibility cloak might enhance efficiency of solar cells

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DEWA names Schneider Electric as an approved PV Inverter Manufacturer

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PowerClerk speeding time to solar interconnection across five US utilities

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Finding a way to boost efficiency of CIGS solar cells

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Five Top Benefits of Selling "Clean" with Green

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India backs solar as Paris climate talks loom

ENERGY TECH

Method could make hydrogen fuel cells more efficient

Transparent coating cools solar cells to boost efficiency

ADB backing green initiatives in China

Starbucks, Nike join 100% renewable energy pledge

The precision of solar photovoltaic power measurements doubled

Sky Solar and Hudson Clean Energy to fund up to $100 million in solar projects

Greening the electric grid with gas turbines

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