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January 09, 2016
WATER WORLD
Leaf-mimicking device harnesses light to purify water
Washington DC (SPX) Jan 07, 2016
For years, scientists have been pursuing ways to imitate a leaf's photosynthetic power to make hydrogen fuel from water and sunlight. In a new twist, a team has come up with another kind of device that mimics two of a leaf's processes - photosynthesis and transpiration - to harness solar energy to purify water. Their development, reported in the journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, could help address issues of water scarcity. More than 1 billion people around the world live in areas ... read more
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NREL and CSEM jointly set new efficiency record with dual-junction solar cell
Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and at the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) have jointly set a new world record for convertin ... more
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Renewable energy for state renewable portfolio standards yielded sizable benefits
A new study estimates that $2.2 billion in benefits came from reduced greenhouse gas emissions and $5.2 billion from reductions in other air pollution for state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) po ... more
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How to train your bacterium
Trainers of dogs, horses, and other animal performers take note: a bacterium named Moorella thermoacetica has been induced to perform only a single trick, but it's a doozy. Berkeley Lab researchers ... more
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Researchers teach bacterium how to photosynthesize
For the first time, researchers have trained a non-photosynthetic baterium to perform photosynthesis. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? ... more


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Milbank advises on purchase of stake in solar portfolio from Dominion
In its latest major transaction in the solar power sector, a Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy LLP deal team led by corporate partner John Franchini and project finance partner Timothy Wendling advi ... more

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Cellular sensor helps plants find light
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 es ... 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
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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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
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
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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
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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
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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Study Provides Solar PV Business Model Impacts For Utility Participants

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Spain wants to retake lead in renewable energy

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Vast desert sun farm to help light up Morocco

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Nigeria gets Africa's first football pitch lit by players

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Chile plans hydropower plant -- in desert

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China energy giant CGN strikes 1.6bn euro French solar deal


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