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April 20, 2016
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Riddle of missing zinc oxide and solar cells solved.
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Apr 20, 2016
This explains why zinc-oxide (ZnO) dye-sensitised solar cells have not yet met expectations. The results evolved from collaboration between Monash University (Australia) and Joint Lab partners Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and the Freie Universitat Berlin (FU Berlin). They have now been published online by Nature in the open access magazine Scientific Reports. Converting the energy of the sun into electricity and solar hydrogen can be achieved with a whole series of materials. One important class ... read more
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PolyU develops solar cells with highest power conversion efficiency
Perovskite solar cells first appeared in 2009 with an efficiency of just 3.8%. With the outstanding photovoltaic properties, perovskite solar cell has become a subject of vigorous research for susta ... more
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Making and saving money with solar
Creating energy with solar is not only environmentally friendly, it can also be good for your bank account too. Whether you are considering solar as a way of offsetting your electricity bill in your ... more
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Mistra to develop lightweight solar modules for vehicles
Swedish solar energy expert Midsummer has received funding from Mistra for the development of lightweight solar modules on vehicles. The developed solar panels will be integrated in body panels in a ... more
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Verengo Solar Reaches 100 Megawatt Milestone
Verengo has announced it has surpassed installation of 100 megawatts (MW) of rooftop solar systems since the company's founding in 2008. Verengo reached the 100 MW milestone by creating new platform ... more


SPACE TRAVEL

A US Department of Space
It was heartening to see President Obama's tweet to congratulate Spacex on that picture perfect first stage touchdown on their "of course I still love you" drone ship in the Atlantic last week, hera ... more

Human 2 Mars Conference May 17-19 2016 - Washington DC

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Researchers generate clean energy using bacteria-powered solar panel
Researchers have taken the next step in the evolution of bacteria-powered energy. For the first time ever, researchers connected nine biological-solar (bio-solar) cells into a bio-solar panel. Then ... more
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China solar giant says president 'assisting' inquiries
The new president of Chinese solar giant Wuxi Suntech Power is "assisting an inquiry" at Customs' request, its parent said Tuesday after reports he had gone missing. ... 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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India: The Future King of Sovereign Solar
Basking in sunshine for an average of 300 days every year, the Republic of India may be set to become the eventual champion of solar power producing nations. Experts have put the nation's theoretica ... more
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Perovskite solar-cell absorbers improved by giving them a squeeze
Solar cells made of artificial metallic crystalline structures called perovskites have shown great promise in recent years. Now Stanford University scientists have found that applying pressure can c ... more
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Renewables posted record growth rate in 2015: IRENA
Renewable energy capacity grew worldwide by a record 8.3 percent in 2015, according to a report published Thursday by a global green energy organisation. ... more
The World's Largest Commercial Drone Conference and Expo - Sept 7-9 - Las Vegas
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 20-22 June - Washington DC Military Network Modernization 2016 - Washington DC - April 25-27
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287MW Soda Mountain solar project approved in SoCal
As part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution, create jobs and move our economy toward clean energy, Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Janice Schneid ... more
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Trina Solar supplies 40 MW of Solar Modules to Tegnatia in Turkey
Trina Solar Limited has signed an agreement to supply 40 MW of solar modules to Tegnatia, one of Turkey's leading Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractors. This partnership will e ... more
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Military defense market faces new challenges to acquiring SatCom platforms

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NASA Selects Three Companies to Develop 'FabLab' Prototypes

New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt

Space program should focus on Mars, says editor of New Space

Galileo satellites atop rocket for next Tuesday's flight

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NREL, SLAC scientists pinpoint solar cell manufacturing process
Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have been able to pinpoint for the first time what happens during a key man ... more
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X-rays reveal how a solar cell gets its silver stripes
The silver electrical contacts that carry electricity out of about 90 percent of the solar modules on the market are also one of their most expensive parts. Now scientists from two Department of Ene ... 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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NREL raises rooftop photovoltaic technical potential estimate
Analysts at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have used detailed light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data for 128 cities nationwide, along with improved data analys ... 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
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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Graphene layer lets solar panels to generate energy in rain

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Community solar systems add savings to local energy coop projects

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Renewables use could save $750 bn in Mideast, Africa: official

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Anesco constructs solar farm to support Chesterfield community

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China-US trade dispute drives Solar-PV polysilicon prices up

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Solar cell material can recycle light to boost efficiency

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42 MW Futtsu Solar Power Project in Japan Completed

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Renewable energy investments sees new world record set

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New catalyst offers efficient storage of energy

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Creditors give Spanish energy giant Abengoa seven months' grace

Solar fuels: A refined protective layer for the 'artificial leaf'

New ORNL method could unleash solar power potential

Lehigh scientists extend the reach of single crystals

Australia invests $760 million in technologies to fight climate change

Researchers crack 50-year-old nuclear waste problem, make storage safer


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