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April 25, 2016
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Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 14, 2016
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, heralding the arrival of a new era in rocketry, emphasizing affordability and sustainability, the hallmarks of the newspace movement . At the same time, it is perplexing that not one of the presidential candidates running for office has yet to mention, let alone pay lip service to the nation's space program that ... read more
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Solar-powered plane lands in California after Pacific crossing
Solar Impulse 2, an experimental plane flying around the world without consuming a drop of fuel, has landed in California, one leg closer to completing its trailblazing trip. ... more
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Solar plane on course, flying from Hawaii to California
An experimental plane trying to fly around the world on solar energy was about a third of the way between Hawaii and California Friday on its quiet quest to make history. ... more
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New world record for fullerene-free polymer solar cells
Polymer solar cells can be even cheaper and more reliable thanks to a breakthrough by scientists at Linkoping University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). This work is about avoiding costly ... more
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Phanes wins tender for first phase of region's largest distributed solar project
Green Energy Tomorrow, the regionally focused rooftop solar specialist launched by Phanes Group - has signed an agreement with DP World to deliver the first phase of the largest rooftop solar projec ... more


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Nanomaterial to drive new generation of solar cells
Physicists have discovered radical new properties in a nanomaterial which opens new possibilities for highly efficient thermophotovoltaic cells, which could one day harvest heat in the dark and turn ... more

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Riddle of missing zinc oxide and solar cells solved.
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 Helmh ... 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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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

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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
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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
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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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
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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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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
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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Sunlight can be used to produce chemicals and energy

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NREL raises rooftop photovoltaic technical potential estimate

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ORNL tracks how halogen atoms compete to grow 'winning' perovskites

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Spanish court gives Abengoa seven months to restructure debt

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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

42 MW Futtsu Solar Power Project in Japan Completed

Renewable energy investments sees new world record set

New catalyst offers efficient storage of energy

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


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