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January 12, 2016
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Pedal, solar power aims to be the new hybrid
Las Vegas (AFP) Jan 8, 2016
Is it a car, a bike or some other kind of contraption? It looks like an inverted tricycle with an egg-shaped shell. The makers of the Elf vehicle tout it as the future of environmentally friendly urban transport, combining pedal power with battery propulsion and solar charging. Take a look inside: there are no doors or floorboards, making it appear like a car that came out of a "Flintstones" cartoon. "We believe in human-powered mobility," said Craig Sparks, showing off the vehicle from star ... read more
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Green campaigners back Italian giant's tilt to renewable energy
Italian energy giant Enel was Monday putting the finishing touches to a corporate restructure designed to put renewables at the core of the company's strategy in a move hailed by erstwhile critic Greenpeace. ... 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


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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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
24/7 News Coverage
New research improves understanding of ancient landscapes

Putin says Arctic exploration a priority for Russia

Space Mystery Solved by Student Satellite

NASA's CATS concludes successful mission on Space Station

Pangolin traffickers opening up new routes: study

When physics gives evolution a leg up by breaking one

Scientists reveal rules for making ribs

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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
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Two rookie astronauts, cosmonaut blast off to ISS

SpaceX resupply truck Dragon on route to ISS for space research delivery

Opportunity Comes to a Fork in the Road

Thales Alenia Space signs 3 contracts for NASA's deep space exploration

Initial results and data from observations of 'Oumuamua

Planting oxygen ensures a breath of fresh air

ArianeGroup signs contract with ESA for future Prometheus engine

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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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels: US

Lockheed Martin successfully fired their new anti-ship missile

First GPS 3 satellite receives commands from new OCX ground control segment

EU launches defence pact it calls 'bad news for enemies'

China, S. Korea eye warmer ties following tensions

Putin, Trump discuss N Korea in phone call

Boeing to support Air Force's minuteman program



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Corning and Duke Energy Strike 25-Year Solar Energy Pact

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Trina Solar Announces Withdrawal from EU Price Undertaking

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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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