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June 22, 2016
SOLAR DAILY
Solar Impulse 2 begins Atlantic crossing
New York (AFP) June 21, 2016
The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft was soaring Monday over the western Atlantic, one of the most difficult legs of its record-breaking bid to fly across the globe using only solar energy. The plane, which took off from New York's JFK airport around 2:30 am (0630 GMT), is piloted by Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard, who is expected to spend approximately 90 hours - during which he will take only short naps - crossing the Atlantic. "It's my first time taking off from JFK," Piccard said over a live fe ... read more

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New, flexible solar cells just 1 micrometer thick
Researchers in South Korea have developed solar cells, or photovoltaics, so flexible and thin they they can be wrapped around a pencil. Scientists say they could power the next generation of wearable electronics. ... more
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In Israeli desert, world's highest solar tower looks to future
In the middle of southern Israel's desert, engineers are hard at work building the world's tallest solar tower, reflecting the country's high hopes for renewable energy. ... more
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New generation of high-efficiency solar thermal absorbers developed
Researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Exeter are one step closer to developing a new generation of low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells. The structure is one of the world's first example ... more
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Solar Impulse 2 begins Atlantic crossing
The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft was soaring Monday over the western Atlantic, one of the most difficult legs of its record-breaking bid to fly across the globe using only solar energy. ... more


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OPDE builds three community solar farms in UK with a total capacity of 15 MW
The multinational OPDE, who specialises in the development, construction and operation of photovoltaic farms, has completed the construction of three new photovoltaic plants located in England. The ... more

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


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JAPAN PRESS NEWORK

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
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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Novel capping strategy improves stability of perovskite nanocrystals
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 limitat ... 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
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 20-22 June - Washington DC
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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
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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
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

SOLAR DAILY

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
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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
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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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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
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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Wind and solar step up to increase Australia's renewable power

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Leaving the electrical grid in the Upper Peninsula

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Renewable Energy Employs 8.1 Million People Worldwide

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Renewable energy sources grew at record pace in 2015: study

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Harnessing solar and wind energy in one device could power the 'Internet of Things'

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Light can 'heal' defects in new solar cell materials

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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

What does the Future Hold for Thin Film Solar Panels

Solar power getting cheaper in the United States

Boss of China solar firm Hanergy steps down after losing billions



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