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May 16, 2016
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Solar Impulse 2 leaves Arizona on record-breaking flight
Los Angeles (AFP) May 13, 2016
The Solar Impulse 2 experimental plane was on its way to the south-central US state of Oklahoma late Thursday, as it pressed ahead with its record-breaking quest to circle the globe without consuming a drop of fuel. The experimental solar-powered aircraft, piloted by Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard, took off at 3:00 am (1000 GMT), for the latest stage of its around-the-world flight aimed at promoting clean energy technologies. The flight from Phoenix, Arizona to Tulsa was expected to take abou ... read more
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Spanish energy giant Abengoa posts 340 mn euros Q1 loss
Spain's troubled energy giant Abengoa posted losses of 340 million euros ($390 million) in the first quarter of 2016, it said in a statement Thursday. ... more
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Solar Impulse 2 leaves Arizona on record-breaking flight
The Solar Impulse 2 plane took off from Phoenix, Arizona en route to Oklahoma on Thursday, resuming its record-breaking quest to circle the globe without consuming a drop of fuel. ... more
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11bn Pound investment in UK solar driving increase in M and A activity
Solar M and A activity is on the increase following PND 11 billion worth of investment in UK solar projects since 2013, according to statistics collected by Clean Energy Pipeline for a joint report ... more
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Trina Solar Awarded a Silver Rating in EcoVadis CSR Survey
Trina Solar Limited reports that the Company has been granted a Silver Recognition Level in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) performance survey conducted by EcoVadis. Recording a solid year ... more


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Taiwanese government should provide more support for solar panel industry
The Taiwanese government should provide subsidies for the solar panel industry to help it survive in that country, University of Exeter researchers have recommended. Solar photovoltaic production in ... more

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

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Mimicking the ingenuity of nature
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 wat ... 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
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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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
Human 2 Mars Conference May 17-19 2016 - Washington DC
Cryogenic Buyer's Guide
Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy 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
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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
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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
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Military defense market faces new challenges to acquiring SatCom platforms

Russia says 'satellite' could have caused radioactive pollution

Spaceships and Politics: Sputnik Talks to Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev

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 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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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Kyocera helps Hawaii college stabilize electricity costs long-term

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Verengo and Swell Energy signs residential energy storage partnership

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BioStar Announces 5 MW Solar Projects to Benefit Schools and Business

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Feeding frenzy in Spain's renewable energy sector

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Flipping a chemical switch helps perovskite solar cells beat the heat

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How defects appear and disappear in CIGSe solar cells

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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

France fires up push for renewable energies

Solar plane on course, flying from Hawaii to California

A US Department of Space

New world record for fullerene-free polymer solar cells

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

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


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