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May 30, 2016
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Harnessing solar and wind energy in one device could power the 'Internet of Things'
Washington DC (SPX) May 30, 2016
The "Internet of Things" could make cities "smarter" by connecting an extensive network of tiny communications devices to make life more efficient. But all these machines will require a lot of energy. Rather than adding to the global reliance on fossil fuels to power the network, researchers say they have a new solution. Their report on a single device that harvests wind and solar energy appears in the journal ACS Nano. Computer industry experts predict that tens of billions of gadgets will ... read more

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Light can 'heal' defects in new solar cell materials
A family of compounds known as perovskites, which can be made into thin films with many promising electronic and optical properties, has been a hot research topic in recent years. But although these ... more
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Solar Impulse lands in Pennsylvania on record-breaking flight
The sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft landed in the US state of Pennsylvania Wednesday, completing the latest leg of a record-breaking flight around the world to promote renewable energy. ... more
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Renewable energy employed 8.1 million in 2015: IRENA
The global renewable energy sector employed more than 8.1 million people last year, a 5 percent increase that bucked an overall downwards market trend, a green energy organisation said Wednesday. ... more
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Solar Impulse 2 leaves Ohio on fuel-free flight
The Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered airplane piloted by Swiss national Bertrand Piccard, successfully flew out of Dayton, Ohio in the dark early Wednesday en route to Pennsylvania, according to a live online feed of the departure. ... more


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Expansion of Energy Efficiency at Affordable Housing in New York State
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced the commitment of more than $27 million in funding to improve the energy efficiency of existing low- to moderate- ... more

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

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What does the Future Hold for Thin Film Solar Panels
The photovoltaic market continues to grow with impressive speed. Large scale silicon solar parks have been all the fashion until now but thin film panels are becoming increasingly popular and will d ... more
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Solar power getting cheaper in the United States
The cost of installing solar energy in the United States is down more than 50 percent since the start of a federal support program, the Energy Department said. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Hydropower dams can be managed without an all-or-nothing choice between energy and food

Researchers establish long-sought source of ocean methane

Researchers pin down one source of a potent greenhouse gas

Warming Arctic is 'new normal,' will affect us all: report

West coast earthquake early warning system continues progress toward public use

NASA's CATS concludes successful mission on Space Station

'We're losing the battle', Macron tells Paris climate talks

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Boss of China solar firm Hanergy steps down after losing billions
The controversial boss of Chinese solar energy firm Hanergy Thin Film Power Group - once listed as China's richest man - has stepped down as chairman and executive director, the company said, almost a year after its shares imploded. ... more
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Sunrock Investments reaches milestone: over 50 Euro million of solar assets
Amsterdam based Sunrock Investments has realised the acquisition of a 3.0MW portfolio of operational solar rooftop projects in Flanders, Belgium. This acquisition follows shortly on the acquisition ... more
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Kumenan mega solar plant commissioned in Japan
GE Energy Financial Services and Virginia Solar Group have commenced commercial operations on its jointly owned 32-megawatt Pacifico Energy Kumenan Mega Solar Project ("Kumenan Solar Project"), loca ... more
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 20-22 June - Washington DC
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Private Academy in Puerto Rico Selects KYOCERA Solar for Long-Term Energy Savings
Kyocera Solar Inc. and authorized installer Dynamic Solar Solutions has announced the installation of 207 kilowatts (kW) of Kyocera solar modules atop Academia Cristo de los Milagros (ACM) in Caguas ... more
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New technique could make large, flexible solar panels more feasible
A new, high-pressure technique may allow the production of huge sheets of thin-film silicon semiconductors at low temperatures in simple reactors at a fraction of the size and cost of current techno ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Russian space agency blames satellite loss on programming error

Life's building blocks observed in spacelike environment

NASA Hosts Media Teleconference to Announce Latest Kepler Discovery

Ariane 5 rocket takes off with European GPS satellites

NASA Establishes Advisory Group for National Space Council

Aerospace's SeedTECH AI advances to second round of $5M IBM Watson XPRIZE

Nature's toughest substances decoded

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Speeding up key oxygen-oxygen bond-formation step in water oxidation
For years, scientists have been trying to emulate photosynthesis, the process by which plants, algae, and some bacteria harness light from the sun to chemically transform water and carbon dioxide in ... more
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Cooling, time in the dark preserve perovskite solar power
A new study has found both the cause and a solution for the pesky tendency of perovskite solar cells to degrade in sunlight, a research breakthrough potentially removing one roadblock to commerciali ... more
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Australian engineers edge closer to the theoretical limits of sunlight-to-electricity conversion
A new solar cell configuration developed by engineers at the University of New South Wales in Sydney has pushed sunlight-to-electricity conversion efficiency to 34.5% - establishing a new world reco ... more
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Nanocavity may improve ultrathin solar panels
The future of movies and manufacturing may be in 3-D, but electronics and photonics are going 2-D; specifically, two-dimensional semiconducting materials. One of the latest advancements in these fie ... more
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Solar Impulse 2 leaves Arizona on record-breaking flight
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. ... 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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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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US ready for North Korea talks 'without preconditions'

US urges talks as North Korea brags of nuclear arsenal

Tillerson 'confident' in North Korea talks plan

Kim vows to make N. Korea 'strongest nuclear power'

US, S. Korea 'discuss' military drills amid Olympic worries

South Korean leader starts fence-mending trip to China

Dennis Rodman: Trump and N. Korea's Kim 'pretty much the same'




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11bn Pound investment in UK solar driving increase in M and A activity

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Trina Solar Awarded a Silver Rating in EcoVadis CSR Survey

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Taiwanese government should provide more support for solar panel industry

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Mimicking the ingenuity of nature

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Trina sets new efficiency record for interdigitated back contact PV cells

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SolarReserve and Shenhua plan 1,000MW of Solar Projects in China

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Solar energy and storage systems to be introduced in Antigua and Barbuda

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Renusol and Rec Solar team up to help Haas automation save money

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Joint Venture to Build 1000 Megawatts of Solar Across China

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Solar Impulse 2 completes Phoenix-San Francisco leg

NREL finds nanotube semiconductors well-suited for PV systems

Spain's Abengoa to shed more jobs on top of 10,000 already gone

Pattern Development and Green Power complete 14 MW PV farm

U.S. throws more money at solar power

Solar Impulse 2 soars over US southwest on round-the-world flight

Alta eyes UAVs as 31 percent solar energy efficiency record set

At last: Non-toxic and cheap thin-film solar cells for 'zero-energy' buildings

Kyocera helps Hawaii college stabilize electricity costs long-term

Verengo and Swell Energy signs residential energy storage partnership

BioStar Announces 5 MW Solar Projects to Benefit Schools and Business

Feeding frenzy in Spain's renewable energy sector


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