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February 08, 2016
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Obama seeks to double US funds for clean energy research
Washington (AFP) Feb 08, 2016
President Barack Obama on Saturday proposed doubling US funding over the next five years for clean energy research and development, as part of his ongoing effort to tackle climate change. In his weekly media address, Obama announced that he will send a budget to Congress on Tuesday which hits twice the current spending levels for clean energy research and development by 2020, declaring that "rather than subsidize the past, we should invest in the future." The president next week sends to Congres ... read more
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Host-guest nanowires for efficient water splitting and solar energy storage
California is committed to 33 percent energy from renewable resources by 2020. With that deadline fast approaching, researchers across the state are busy exploring options. Solar energy is attractiv ... more
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Morocco launches first solar power plant
King Mohammed VI on Thursday inaugurated Morocco's first solar power plant, a massive project that the country sees as part of its goal of boosting its clean energy output. ... more
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Lockheed Martin taps more solar power
U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin said it signed a deal to buy enough solar-generated energy to power its entire domestic business segment. ... more
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Dutch solar company Eternal Sun acquires Spire's Sun Simulator Business
Dutch solar company Eternal Sun announces the purchase of Spire Corporation's sun simulator technology division. Objective testing has a critical part to play in developing a mature, global industry ... more


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Simplifying solar cells with a new mix of materials
An international research team has simplified the steps to create highly efficient silicon solar cells by applying a new mix of materials to a standard design. Arrays of solar cells are used in sola ... more

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TIME AND SPACE

Watching electrons cool in 30 quadrillionths of a second
Two University of California, Riverside assistant professors of physics are among a team of researchers that have developed a new way of seeing electrons cool off in an extremely short time period. ... more
NANO TECH

Inspiration for fluorescent nanomaterials was taken from plant antenna
These new multifunctional materials aim to imitate the photosynthetic organisms of plants. These microorganisms consist of thousands of chlorophyll molecules embedded in a protein matrix, which prov ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Hydropower dams can be managed without an all-or-nothing choice between energy and food

Researchers establish long-sought source of ocean methane

Researchers pin down one source of a potent greenhouse gas

Warming Arctic is 'new normal,' will affect us all: report

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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Converting solar energy into electrical power using photo-bioelectrochemical cells
A new paradigm for the development of photo-bioelectrochemical cells has been reported in the journal Nature Energy by researchers from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in Israel, and the Univers ... more
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LADWP Board to continue power supply transformation to clean energy
The Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners has unanimously approved modest power rate increases to continue transforming the city's power supply to renewable energy sources, as well as t ... more
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Australia doubles down on large-scale solar with launch of largest power plants
The Clean Energy Council has congratulated its members AGL and First Solar on the launch of the large-scale solar power plants in Broken Hill and Nyngan today, which have doubled the amount of large ... more
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SoloPower Systems achieves first commercial deployment in South Africa
SoloPower Systems has announced the completion of its first commercial-scale deployment in South Africa. The Company's ultra-light weight photovoltaic (LPV) modules were successfully installed on a ... more
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IHS confirms solar wafer supply shortage in 2016
In October 29 2015, IHS issued a research note to warn about a potential solar wafer supply shortage in 2016 (https://technology.ihs.com/551225/ihs-warns-of-potential-solar-wafer-supply-shortage-in- ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Russian space agency blames satellite loss on programming error

Life's building blocks observed in spacelike environment

NASA Hosts Media Teleconference to Announce Latest Kepler Discovery

Ariane 5 rocket takes off with European GPS satellites

NASA Establishes Advisory Group for National Space Council

Aerospace's SeedTECH AI advances to second round of $5M IBM Watson XPRIZE

Nature's toughest substances decoded

CHIP TECH

Molecular-like photochemistry from semiconductor nanocrystals
Researchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated the transfer of triplet exciton energy from semiconductor nanocrystals to surface-bound molecular acceptors, extending the lifetime ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Seeing the big picture in photosynthetic light harvesting
To understand what goes on inside a beehive you can't just study the activity of a single bee. Likewise, to understand the photosynthetic light-harvesting that takes place inside the chloroplast of ... more
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Cheaper solar cells with 20.2 percent efficiency
EPFL scientists have developed a solar-panel material that can cut down on photovoltaic costs while achieving competitive power-conversion efficiency of 20.2%. Some of the most promising solar ... more
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Converting solar energy into electric power via photobioelectrochemical cells
A new paradigm for the development of photo-bioelectrochemical cells has been reported in the journal Nature Energy by researchers from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in Israel, and the Univers ... more
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NREL theorizes defects could improve solar cells
Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are studying what may seem paradoxical - certain defects in silicon solar cells may actually improve their performan ... more

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Researchers pinpoint the drivers for low-priced PV systems in the United States
The price of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems installed on homes and small businesses spans a wide range, and researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (B ... more
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Morocco pushes renewable energy business opportunities
Morocco's recently-announced goal to generate more than half of its electricity from renewables by 2030 presents strong business opportunities, energy experts announced at the World Future Energy Su ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US ready for North Korea talks 'without preconditions'

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'



ENERGY NEWS

Clean energy to conquer new markets in 2016

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Scientists show a new way to absorb electromagnetic radiation

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On perovskites produced by mechanochemistry

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Juno Spacecraft Breaks Solar Power Distance Record

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China Pushed Global Renewable Installed Capacity Beyond 900 Gigawatts in 2015

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SolarEdge's StorEdge Solution is Now Internationally Available

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Pedal, solar power aims to be the new hybrid

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Green campaigners back Italian giant's tilt to renewable energy

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X-rays reveal details of plastic solar cell production

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Visualizing atoms of perovskite crystals

Optimum band gap for hybrid silicon/perovskite tandem solar cell


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