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May 05, 2016
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Mimicking the ingenuity of nature
Wurzburg, Germany (SPX) May 05, 2016
Nature shows how to do it: Photosynthesis is a process used by plants to create energy-rich organic compounds, usually in the form of carbohydrates, and oxygen (O2) from carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O) driven by light. If we succeeded in mimicking this process on a large scale, numerous problems of humanity would probably be solved. Artificial photosynthesis could supply the Earth with fuels of high energy density such as hydrogen, methane or methanol while reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in ... read more
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Trina sets new efficiency record for interdigitated back contact PV cells
Trina Solar Limited reports that its State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of China has set a new world record of 23.5% for a high-efficiency silicon solar cell with an Interdigitated Ba ... more
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SolarReserve and Shenhua plan 1,000MW of Solar Projects in China
SolarReserve, LLC, a leading global developer of utility-scale solar power projects with proprietary advanced solar thermal energy storage technology, and Shenhua Group Corporation, Ltd., a key stat ... more
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Solar energy and storage systems to be introduced in Antigua and Barbuda
The inauguration of the 3 MWp sun2live solar power plant at the V.C. Bird International Airport of Antigua represented the conclusion of the first major step of a successful shift from a diesel to a ... more
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Renusol and Rec Solar team up to help Haas automation save money
Renusol America, a leading provider of solar PV mounting solutions with systems installed across the US, today announces that it has provided its rail-less and modular Renusol EW mounting system for ... more


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Pattern Development and Green Power complete 14 MW PV farm
Pattern Energy Group, and Green Power Investment Corporation has announced the completion of the 14 megawatt (MW) Kanagi Solar photovoltaic (PV) power facility. Pattern Development and GPI are joint ... more

Space Tech Expo - Design - Build - Test - Pasadena CA - May 24-26, 2016

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U.S. throws more money at solar power
The U.S. Energy Department said it has $25 million in funding to help software developers and utility provides better integrate solar power to the grid. ... more
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Joint Venture to Build 1000 Megawatts of Solar Across China
In a salute to the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement by 150 nations, including their two countries, a Chinese solar company and a US solar company report they have formed a Joint Venture to com ... more
24/7 News Coverage
New mapping technique can help fight extreme poverty

Meadows beat out shrubs when it comes to storing carbon

Scientists show how Himalayan rivers influenced ancient Indus civilization settlements

Uncovering varied pathways to agriculture

Nuclear technology helps scientists study Australia's prehistoric ecosystems

Archaeologist says fire, not corn, key to prehistoric survival in arid Southwest

Shining a light on plant growth and development

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Solar Impulse 2 completes Phoenix-San Francisco leg
The Solar Impulse 2, an experimental solar-powered aircraft, landed in Phoenix, Arizona late Monday, completing the latest leg of its around the world journey to draw attention to clean energy technologies. ... more
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NREL finds nanotube semiconductors well-suited for PV systems
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered single-walled carbon nanotube semiconductors could be favorable for photovoltaic systems because they ca ... more
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Spain's Abengoa to shed more jobs on top of 10,000 already gone
Spain's troubled energy giant Abengoa announced a new wave of layoffs Tuesday, having already shed more than a third of its global workforce in just months, going from 28,000 employees last year to 17,000 now. ... more
Human 2 Mars Conference May 17-19 2016 - Washington DC
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Solar Impulse 2 soars over US southwest on round-the-world flight
The Solar Impulse 2, an experimental aircraft flying around the world to draw attention to clean energy technologies, soared over the US Mojave Desert Monday en route to the southwest city of Phoenix. ... more
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Alta eyes UAVs as 31 percent solar energy efficiency record set
With its most recent solar efficiency record of 31.6%, Alta Devices continues to achieve solar efficiencies that are substantially higher than all other commercially available solar technologies. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Trump tells NASA to send Americans to Moon

The Second Moon Race

Space Policy Directive calls for human expansion across the solar system

Robot Moon Base: Beijing's New Lunar Landing Program

Ocean of Things Aims to Expand Maritime Awareness across Open Seas

Rocket Lab makes another attempt at rocket launch in New Zealand

Impressive Geminid meteors to peak December 13-14

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At last: Non-toxic and cheap thin-film solar cells for 'zero-energy' buildings
'Zero-energy' buildings - which generate as much power as they consume - are now much closer after a team at Australia's University of New South Wales achieved the world's highest efficiency using f ... more
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Kyocera helps Hawaii college stabilize electricity costs long-term
Kyocera Solar has announced the completion of a 284-kilowatt (kW) solar energy project for Hawaii Tokai International College (HTIC) in Kapolei, Hawaii. The project is expected to meet more than 50% ... more
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Verengo and Swell Energy signs residential energy storage partnership
Verengo Solar and Swell Energy have jointly announced a partnership that creates a one-stop home energy storage and backup power solution for the residential market. Under the terms of the agreement ... more
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BioStar Announces 5 MW Solar Projects to Benefit Schools and Business
BioStar Renewables reports they will add 5.1 MW of solar energy installations to their portfolio as a result of contracts totaling over $31 million. The installations will benefit schools in Hawaii ... more
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Feeding frenzy in Spain's renewable energy sector
A wind of change is blowing on Spain's renewables: companies and investment funds have been on a buying spree, taking advantage of the know-how and growth prospects of a sector still limping out of a crisis. ... more

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Flipping a chemical switch helps perovskite solar cells beat the heat
Thin films of crystalline materials called perovskites provide a promising new way of making inexpensive and efficient solar cells. Now, an international team of researchers has shown a way of flipp ... more
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How defects appear and disappear in CIGSe solar cells
Copper-indium-gallium-selenide (CIGSe) solar cells have the highest efficiency of polycrystalline thin-film solar cells. The four elements comprising CIGSe are vapour-deposited onto a substrate toge ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia says 'satellite' could have caused radioactive pollution

Department of Defense seeks to speed up acquisition process

EU launches defence pact with submarine drones

On Mideast trip, Putin orders partial withdrawal from Syria

Pentagon skeptical about Russia's Syria pullout claims

S. Korea's Moon seeks rapprochement in China visit

Erdogan says officials to meet to 'finalise' Russia defence deal



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Construction is bustling at Florida's first 'sustainable town'

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New Concentrated Solar Power Startup Announces Hong Kong JV

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Solar-powered plane lands in California after Pacific crossing

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EDF moves deeper into U.S. solar market

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France fires up push for renewable energies

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Solar plane on course, flying from Hawaii to California

SPACE TRAVEL

A US Department of Space

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New world record for fullerene-free polymer solar cells

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Phanes wins tender for first phase of region's largest distributed solar project

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Nanomaterial to drive new generation of solar cells

Riddle of missing zinc oxide and solar cells solved.

PolyU develops solar cells with highest power conversion efficiency

Making and saving money with solar

Mistra to develop lightweight solar modules for vehicles

Verengo Solar Reaches 100 Megawatt Milestone

Researchers generate clean energy using bacteria-powered solar panel

China solar giant says president 'assisting' inquiries

Perovskite solar-cell absorbers improved by giving them a squeeze

Renewables posted record growth rate in 2015: IRENA

287MW Soda Mountain solar project approved in SoCal

Trina Solar supplies 40 MW of Solar Modules to Tegnatia in Turkey

NREL, SLAC scientists pinpoint solar cell manufacturing process

X-rays reveal how a solar cell gets its silver stripes

State laws require a 50 percent increase in US renewable electricity

Sunlight can be used to produce chemicals and energy

NREL raises rooftop photovoltaic technical potential estimate

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

Spanish court gives Abengoa seven months to restructure debt

Graphene layer lets solar panels to generate energy in rain


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