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June 16, 2016
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Novel capping strategy improves stability of perovskite nanocrystals
Santa Cruz CA (SPX) Jun 15, 2016
Perovskite materials have shown great promise for use in next-generation solar cells, light-emitting devices (LEDs), sensors, and other applications, but their instability remains a critical limitation. Researchers at UC Santa Cruz attacked this problem by focusing on perovskite nanocrystals, in which the instability problems are magnified by the large surface area of the particles relative to their volume. Atoms on the surface are vulnerable to reactions that can degrade the material, so molecule ... read more

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Japanese Solar Market Shifts to Cost Saving
A peak in Japan's solar energy market is putting the squeeze on both would-be investors and installers. More than ever, cost-saving measures are now the focus. Japan's nationwide photovoltaic ... more
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World Bank finds cash moving to renewables
Investments in renewable energy made up more than half of all private investments last year, signaling a low-carbon shift is under way, the World Bank said. ... more
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Sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft in New York after Statue of Liberty fly-by
The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft landed in New York early Saturday, after flying by the Statue of Liberty at the end of the US portion of its bid to circle the globe using only solar power. ... more
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Cheap gas, coal won't hobble renewables: energy report
Weak coal and gas prices will not stop record investment in renewables over the coming decades as the cost of generating clean energy drops, a key energy report said Monday. ... more


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Perovskite solar cells surpass 20 percent efficiency
EPFL researchers are pushing the limits of perovskite solar cell performance by exploring the best way to grow these crystals. Michael Graetzel and his team found that, by briefly reducing the press ... more

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


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Clean Energy Collective Expands Massachusetts Community Solar Portfolio
Clean Energy Collective (CEC) has announced that it is executing the next phase of its Massachusetts development plan by adding 21 megawatts of new community solar projects to its existing portfolio ... more
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New tool could help investors pick the clean energy project right for them
In 2013, Serbia announced its goal of having 27 percent of the country's power be generated from renewable sources by 2020. Hitting that target will require building additional clean energy faciliti ... 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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New inventions from ASU researchers may lead to cheaper solar power
For decades, the preferred material for solar cells has been silicon, which provides the best return on investment in terms of energy production. Their counterparts, thin-film solar cells, while ine ... more
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Improved forecasting models to aid solar, wind power production
Researchers in Germany are building better forecasting models to improve the integration of renewable energy into the power grid. ... more
BIO FUEL

Bionic leaf turns sunlight into liquid fuel
The days of drilling into the ground in the search for fuel may be numbered, because if Daniel Nocera has his way, it'll just be a matter of looking for sunny skies. Nocera, the Patterson Rock ... more
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 20-22 June - Washington DC
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Dubai to build 1,000 MW solar power plant
Dubai on Thursday announced plans to build a 1,000-megawatt solar power plant by 2030, the year it aims to turn to renewable energies for 25 percent of electricity needs. ... more
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SPIC to feature high-power solar panel at DuPont SNEC
DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions will showcase the latest solar panel from Xi'an Solar Power at SNEC 2016 this week. The newest M2 series uses DuPont Solamet PV19B to achieve 20.13 percent cell efficie ... more
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The Second Moon Race

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

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Using solid-state materials with gold nanoantennas for more durable solar cells
Hokkaido University scientists are testing the development of solar cells made of solid materials to improve their ability to function under harsh environmental conditions. Scientists at Hokka ... more
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Wind and solar step up to increase Australia's renewable power
Continued growth in wind and solar power picked up to cover lower-than-average production from Australia's hydro power plants last year, delivering an increase in the amount of Australia's electrici ... more
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Leaving the electrical grid in the Upper Peninsula
Known for snow rather than sun, Michigan's Upper Peninsula could still support a significant network of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems. Solar energy alone in the region is seasonally restric ... more
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Renewable Energy Employs 8.1 Million People Worldwide
More than 8.1 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry - a five percent increase from last year - according to a report released by the International Renewable Ener ... more
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Renewable energy sources grew at record pace in 2015: study
Developing countries spent more on renewable power than rich ones for the first time last year, driving the fastest increase in sources of green energy on record, a study said Wednesday. ... more

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Harnessing solar and wind energy in one device could power the 'Internet of Things'
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 energ ... 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
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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Renewable energy employed 8.1 million in 2015: IRENA

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Solar Impulse lands in Pennsylvania on record-breaking flight

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Solar Impulse 2 leaves Ohio on fuel-free flight

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Expansion of Energy Efficiency at Affordable Housing in New York State

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What does the Future Hold for Thin Film Solar Panels

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Solar power getting cheaper in the United States

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Boss of China solar firm Hanergy steps down after losing billions

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Sunrock Investments reaches milestone: over 50 Euro million of solar assets

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Kumenan mega solar plant commissioned in Japan

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Private Academy in Puerto Rico Selects KYOCERA Solar for Long-Term Energy Savings

New technique could make large, flexible solar panels more feasible

Speeding up key oxygen-oxygen bond-formation step in water oxidation

Cooling, time in the dark preserve perovskite solar power

Australian engineers edge closer to the theoretical limits of sunlight-to-electricity conversion

Nanocavity may improve ultrathin solar panels



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