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January 11, 2016
ENERGY TECH
NREL research advances hydrogen production efforts
Golden CO (SPX) Jan 07, 2016
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have made advances toward affordable photoelectrochemical (PEC) production of hydrogen. NREL's scientists took a different approach to the PEC process, which uses solar energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The process requires special semiconductors, the PEC materials and catalysts to split the water. Previous work used precious metals such as platinum, ruthenium and iridium as catalysts attached to ... read more
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X-rays reveal details of plastic solar cell production
Plastic solar cells are light, easy to install, and readily produced using a printer. Nevertheless, the processes that take place on the molecular scale during the production of organic solar cells ... more
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Visualizing atoms of perovskite crystals
Organic-inorganic perovskite materials are key components of the new generation of solar cells. Understanding properties of these materials is important for improving lifetime and quality of solar c ... more
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Optimum band gap for hybrid silicon/perovskite tandem solar cell
Tandem solar cells based on silicon and perovskites have raised high hopes for future high efficiency solar modules. A tandem solar cell works by absorbing the high energy photons (visible lig ... more
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WATER WORLD

Leaf-mimicking device harnesses light to purify water
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 t ... 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 pin down one source of a potent greenhouse gas

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West coast earthquake early warning system continues progress toward public use

NASA's CATS concludes successful mission on Space Station

'We're losing the battle', Macron tells Paris climate talks

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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
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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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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US urges talks as North Korea brags of nuclear arsenal

Tillerson 'confident' in North Korea talks plan

Kim vows to make N. Korea 'strongest nuclear power'

US, S. Korea 'discuss' military drills amid Olympic worries

South Korean leader starts fence-mending trip to China

Dennis Rodman: Trump and N. Korea's Kim 'pretty much the same'



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MegaGroup signs deal for new silicon PV ingots and wafers plant

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Kyocera expands number of solar recharging stations in Japan

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New approaches for hybrid solar cells

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How meeco designs and develops its solar energy storage solutions

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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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