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April 07, 2016
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Graphene layer lets solar panels to generate energy in rain
Qingdao, China (UPI) Apr 6, 2016
Engineers and materials scientists have made solar panels increasingly efficient, but the technology still requires the cooperation of the weather. Currently, slow-moving rain fronts spell bad news for solar power generation - but not for a new prototype solar cell developed by a team of Chinese scientists. By coating a solar cell in a thin layer of graphene, researchers have empowered the technology to turn raindrops into electricity. Graphene is prized by materials scientists for its ... read more
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State laws require a 50 percent increase in US renewable electricity
State renewables portfolio standards, known as RPS policies, have contributed to more than half of all renewable electricity growth in the United States since 2000. Most state RPS requirements will ... more
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Sunlight can be used to produce chemicals and energy
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have discovered a natural process they describe as reverse photosynthesis. In the process, the energy in solar rays breaks down, rather than builds plant ... more
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ORNL tracks how halogen atoms compete to grow 'winning' perovskites
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have found a potential path to further improve solar cell efficiency by understanding the competition among halogen atoms duri ... more
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Spanish court gives Abengoa seven months to restructure debt
A Spanish court said Wednesday it had agreed to give Spanish renewable energy firm Abengoa an additional seven months to strike a debt restructuring deal with creditors and avoid bankruptcy. ... more


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Community solar systems add savings to local energy coop projects
Part of the future of solar energy, especially for residential use, may be small "community-based" systems in which neighbors join together in the construction and use of solar systems to optimize t ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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Renewables use could save $750 bn in Mideast, Africa: official
Middle Eastern and North African nations can make a "net benefit" of $750 billion if they achieve their set targets on the use of renewable energy, a senior official said Monday. ... more
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Anesco constructs solar farm to support Chesterfield community
National energy efficiency solutions company Anesco has played a key role in a ground-breaking new community solar farm in Chesterfield, which will provide a long term funding stream for local chari ... 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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China-US trade dispute drives Solar-PV polysilicon prices up
The ongoing trade dispute between China and the United States continues to affect the manufacture of polysilicon used for solar-photovoltaic (PV) modules in both countries, but not equally. A rush t ... more
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Solar cell material can recycle light to boost efficiency
Scientists have discovered that a highly promising group of materials known as hybrid lead halide perovskites can recycle light - a finding that they believe could lead to large gains in the efficie ... more
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42 MW Futtsu Solar Power Project in Japan Completed
Pattern Energy Group LP ("Pattern Development"), and Green Power Investment Corporation ("GPI") have announced the completion of the 42 megawatt (MW) Futtsu Solar photovoltaic (PV) power facility. ... more
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Renewable energy investments sees new world record set
Coal and gas-fired electricity generation last year drew less than half the record investment made in solar, wind and other renewables capacity - one of several important firsts for green energy ann ... more
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New catalyst offers efficient storage of energy
We can't control when the wind blows and when the sun shines, so finding efficient ways to store energy from alternative sources remains an urgent research problem. Now, a group of researchers led b ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Boeing tapped to sustain Space-Based Space Surveillance system

NASA uses AI to uncover eighth planet circling distant star

Lockheed Martin and NEC to Enhance Satellites, Space Travel with Artificial Intelligence

No alien 'signals' from cigar-shaped asteroid: researchers

RS-25 Engine Test is Giant Step for 3-D Printing

NanoRacks Integrates Largest New Shepard Payload Manifest to Date

Two Embry-Riddle Research Payloads Traveled to Suborbital Space on Blue Origin's New Shepard Rocket

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Creditors give Spanish energy giant Abengoa seven months' grace
One of the world's biggest renewable energy firms, Spain's Abengoa, said Monday it had been given a seven-month breathing space by its creditors for restructuring that should stave off the threat of immediate bankruptcy. ... more
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Solar fuels: A refined protective layer for the 'artificial leaf'
The team was able for the first time to produce a hybrid structure that converts 12 per cent of the incident solar energy into the form of hydrogen. The results have now been published in Advanced E ... more
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New ORNL method could unleash solar power potential
Measurement and data analysis techniques developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory could provide new insight into performance-robbing flaws in crystalline structures, ult ... more
TECH SPACE

Lehigh scientists extend the reach of single crystals
Materials scientists and physicists at Lehigh University have demonstrated a new method of making single crystals that could enable a wider range of materials to be used in microelectronics, solar e ... more
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Australia invests $760 million in technologies to fight climate change
Australia will invest Aus$1 billion in clean energy technologies, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Wednesday, in a stark shift away from his predecessor's climate change policies as an election looms. ... more

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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Researchers crack 50-year-old nuclear waste problem, make storage safer
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have adapted a technology developed for solar energy in order to selectively remove one of the trickiest and most-difficult-to-remove e ... more
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Building better solar technologies for deep space missions
NASA's Game Changing Development (GCD) program has selected four proposals to develop solar array technologies that will aid spacecraft in exploring destinations well beyond low-Earth orbit, includi ... 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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Lockheed Martin forms energy group

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Ingeteam Test Labs join Intertek's global SATELLITE program

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Industry tightens screws on solar panel safety

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The rise and fall of Spanish renewable energy giant Abengoa

DRAGON SPACE

China's ambition after space station

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Brazil uses dammed lake surface for floating solar panels

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Spain's Abengoa reaches preliminary deal with creditors to avoid bankruptcy

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Whole Foods Market announce large scale commercial solar project

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Skypower partners with Sachigo Lake First Nation to build solar parks

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Abengoa shares soar as creditors said to throw lifeline

Tax credit extensions impact renewable energy deployments


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