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December 30, 2015
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Cellular sensor helps plants find light
La Jolla CA (SPX) Dec 30, 2015
Despite seeming passive, plants wage wars with each other to outgrow and absorb sunlight. If a plant is shaded by another, it becomes cut off from essential sunlight it needs to survive. To escape this deadly shade, plants have light sensors that can set off an internal alarm when threatened by the shade of other plants. Their sensors can detect depletion of red and blue light (wavelengths absorbed by vegetation) to distinguish between an aggressive nearby plant from a passing cloud. Scienti ... read more
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Morocco postpones opening of huge solar plant without explanation
Morocco postponed without explanation the inauguration of Noor-1, a solar power plant due to open Sunday in Ouarzazate, part of what will eventually be the world's largest solar power production facility. ... more
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New drama at Hanergy as boss sells stake at massive discount
The boss of Beijing-based solar energy firm Hanergy Thin Film Power Group is selling a stake in the company at a massive discount in Hong Kong, as the once high-flying firm faces a continuing regulatory probe. ... more
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Solar Impulse 2 ready to fly again by April 20: spokeswoman
The sun-powered plane Solar Impulse 2, grounded in Hawaii since the summer for repairs, will be ready to fly again by April 20, the project's spokeswoman told AFP Wednesday. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

NREL research advances hydrogen production efforts
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have made advances toward affordable photoelectrochemical (PEC) production of hydrogen. NREL's scientists too ... more


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London boasts of low-carbon achievements
For the third quarter of 2015, low-carbon electricity generation for the British energy sector was higher than last year by 7.2 percent, the government said. ... more

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'Hydricity' concept uses solar energy to produce power round-the-clock
Researchers are proposing a new "hydricity" concept aimed at creating a sustainable economy by not only generating electricity with solar energy but also producing and storing hydrogen from superhea ... more
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Solar cells that can face almost any direction and keep themselves clean
In recent years, a complicated discussion over which direction solar cells should face - south or west - has likely left customers uncertain about the best way to orient their panels. Now researcher ... 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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Corning and Duke Energy Strike 25-Year Solar Energy Pact
Corning has entered into a 25-year power purchase agreement for solar-generated electricity produced by Duke Energy Renewables. Corning will purchase 62.5% of the expected output of the facility, es ... more
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Trina Solar Announces Withdrawal from EU Price Undertaking
Trina Solar has announced its withdrawal from the European Union ("EU") Price Undertaking ("UT") and will continue to service EU customers through its overseas manufacturing facilities. On Dec ... more
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MegaGroup signs deal for new silicon PV ingots and wafers plant
One of the largest photovoltaic plant in Europe is about to be powered up and it carries Italian Photovoltaic holding MegaGroup's signature. The agreement allows the production in Kozarska Dubica (B ... more
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Kyocera expands number of solar recharging stations in Japan
Kyocera has supplied two more solar-powered recharging stations in Kyotango City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan which began operation earlier this month. The stations power electric vehicles (EVs) as well ... more
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New approaches for hybrid solar cells
Using a new procedure researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Ludwig Maximillians University of Munich (LMU) can now produce extremely thin and robust, yet highly porous semi ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
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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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How meeco designs and develops its solar energy storage solutions
Solar energy is a clean and reliable power source. But unfortunately the sun does not shine 24 hours a day and therefore access to sunlight is limited in the morning and in the evening and of course ... more
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Study Provides Solar PV Business Model Impacts For Utility Participants
The Smart Grid Research Consortium (SGRC) has announced initiation of a new multi-client study to forecast and analyze business model impacts of residential solar PV over the next decade. SGRC ... more
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Spain wants to retake lead in renewable energy
A former global champion of renewable energy, Spain wants to make up the ground it lost during the economic crisis when it reversed its policy slashing subsidies and decimating the sector. ... more
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Vast desert sun farm to help light up Morocco
On the edge of the Sahara desert, engineers make final checks to a sea of metal mirrors turned towards the sun, preparing for the launch of Morocco's first solar power plant. ... more
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Nigeria gets Africa's first football pitch lit by players
Africa's first football pitch lit solely by the players' movements has been inaugurated in Lagos, the economic hub of power-starved Nigeria, at a ceremony attended by US-Senegalese rapper Akon. ... more

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Chile plans hydropower plant -- in desert
Building a $400-million hydroelectric power plant in the world's most arid desert may seem like an engineering debacle, but Chile sees it as a revolutionary way to generate green energy. ... more
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China energy giant CGN strikes 1.6bn euro French solar deal
Energy giant China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) said Thursday it plans to invest 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion) over five years in a French firm which produces photovoltaic panels for solar power. ... 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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Exploring the limits for high-performance LEDs and solar cells

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Antiguan and Barbudan raising awareness towards solar power across Caribbean

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Clean energy innovators ready to scale up operations

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PowerCell to hydrogen gas storage from excess renewable energy output

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Saint Lucia showcases its renewable energy transition

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NREL estimates economically viable US renewable generation

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FSU researchers pushing limits of solar cells

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EIA tracking small-scale solar PV capacity and generation across US

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Fitch skeptical of RWE spinoff

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A molecule that self-assembles into flower-shaped crystalline patterns

New plastic solar cell minimizes loss of photon energy

Photonic 'sintering' may create new solar, electronics manufacturing technologies

Investors flee fossil fuels, but many banks still back coal: reports

Adapting to their environment: Romag's multi-functional BIPV

Google to boost renewable energy for data centers

5,000-panel solar carport opens at Maryland factory

Derby's new high-tech hub powered by 200-panel PV array

Small-scale solar power growing in the United States

France to give Africa 2 bn euros for green energy

Warm countries launch Sun-energy alliance

SunEdison signs 6MW solar power deal with LA County

South Australia lights the way on road to renewables

Tandem solar cells are simply better

KDC Solar closes $100M debt deal with Highbridge Principal Strategies

Duke Energy, Google team up on solar power project in N.C.

Storing solar energy underground for a cloudy day

Naturalist David Attenborough says Sun can save Earth


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