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June 30, 2016
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Eating air, making fuel
Rehovot, Israel (SPX) Jun 28, 2016
All life on the planet relies, in one way or another, on a process called carbon fixation: the ability of plants, algae and certain bacteria to "pump" carbon dioxide (CO2) from the environment, add solar or other energy and turn it into the sugars that are the required starting point needed for life processes. At the top of the food chain are different organisms (some of which think, mistakenly, that they are "more advanced") that use the opposite means of survival: they eat sugars (made by photos ... read more

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Ultra-thin solar cells can easily bend around a pencil
Scientists in South Korea have made ultra-thin photovoltaics flexible enough to wrap around the average pencil. The bendy solar cells could power wearable electronics like fitness trackers and smart ... more
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'Flower Power': Photovoltaic cells replicate rose petals
With a surface resembling that of plants, solar cells improve light-harvesting and thus generate more power. Scientists of KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) reproduced the epidermal cells of r ... more
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Explosive renewables development can deliver on Paris
While some criticize the Paris climate target as impracticable, a team of scholars argues that it is - on the contrary - a triumph of realism. First, and most importantly, adhering to the Paris targ ... more
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Coal to solar: Retraining the energy workforce
As more coal-fired power plants are retired, industry workers are left without many options. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, though. In a new study published in Energy Economics, research ... more


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Energy from sunlight: Further steps towards artificial photosynthesis
Chemists from the Universities of Basel and Zurich in Switzerland have come one step closer to generating energy from sunlight: for the first time, they were able to reproduce one of the crucial pha ... more

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


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US, Canada and Mexico pledge to boost clean energy
The United States, Canada and Mexico will promise on Wednesday to generate half their overall electricity from clean energy by 2025, the White House said. ... more
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Solar cells for greener and safer energies
Nowadays, our world is in search of cleaner energy sources to power our increasing industrial and economical needs. Solar energy is becoming an alternative source to fossil fuels, however, due to th ... 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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Beamreach Solar launches with lightweight System for commercial roofs
Beamreach Solar has announced the introduction of Sprint, its new lightweight photovoltaic (PV) solar panel system for flat commercial roofs. Sprint's light weight allows it to be installed on nearl ... more
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Solar plane completes first-ever Atlantic flight
The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Spain Thursday after completing a 71-hour flight from New York in the first "magical" solo transatlantic crossing in a solar-powered airplane. ... more
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Momentum for solar-diesel hybrid microgrids in the Zambian mining industry
In recent years, an ongoing drought has caused a severe power crisis in Zambia. The new analysis "Power crisis and consequences for solar energy in the Zambian mining sector" from the Deutsche Gesel ... more
2nd Integrated Air and Missile Defense - Securing the Complex Air Domain: Requirements for Sustainable, Global, and Reliable Solutions to Next Generation Air & Missile Threats - 28-30 September, 2016 | Washington D.C. The World's Largest Commercial Drone Conference and Expo - Sept 7-9 - Las Vegas
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Diablo Canyon nuclear plant to be shut down
An historic agreement has been reached between Pacific Gas and Electric, Friends of the Earth, and other environmental and labor organizations to replace the Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors with gree ... more
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Imec demonstrates bifacial solar cells with near 100% bifaciality
Imec, the world-leading nano-electronics research center and partner in Energyville, will present at this week's Intersolar Europe/EU PVSEC a highly efficient bifacial n-PERT (BiPERT) solar cell fea ... 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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Solar PV Recycling Offers Significant Untapped Business Opportunity
The global solar photovoltaic (PV) boom currently underway will represent a significant untapped business opportunity as decommissioned solar panels enter the waste stream in the years ahead, accord ... more
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Solar plane powers on over Atlantic after turbulence
The Solar Impulse 2 plane went through "a long night of turbulence" over the Atlantic, its weary pilot said Wednesday as he continued on the challenging leg of its sun-powered trip around the world. ... 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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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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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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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
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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New generation of high-efficiency solar thermal absorbers developed

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Japanese Solar Market Shifts to Cost Saving

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World Bank finds cash moving to renewables

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Novel capping strategy improves stability of perovskite nanocrystals

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Sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft in New York after Statue of Liberty fly-by

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Cheap gas, coal won't hobble renewables: energy report

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Perovskite solar cells surpass 20 percent efficiency

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Clean Energy Collective Expands Massachusetts Community Solar Portfolio

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New tool could help investors pick the clean energy project right for them

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New inventions from ASU researchers may lead to cheaper solar power

Improved forecasting models to aid solar, wind power production

Bionic leaf turns sunlight into liquid fuel

Dubai to build 1,000 MW solar power plant

SPIC to feature high-power solar panel at DuPont SNEC

Using solid-state materials with gold nanoantennas for more durable solar cells

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

Leaving the electrical grid in the Upper Peninsula

Renewable Energy Employs 8.1 Million People Worldwide

Renewable energy sources grew at record pace in 2015: study



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