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August 17, 2016
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New PV200 Combines Solar PV Tests With I-V Curve Analysis
Newcastle, UK (SPX) Aug 15, 2016
A brand new concept in solar PV test instrumentation combines accurate I-V curve analysis with essential electrical testing for the fast and effective commissioning, O and M and diagnostic testing of all types of solar PV installations. Using simple push button operation, the new multi-function PV200 from Seaward (PV210 in USA) carries out all the electrical tests required by IEC 62446, including open circuit voltage, short circuit current, maximum power point voltage, current and power, and insul ... read more

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NREL technique leads to improved perovskite solar cells
Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in collaboration with researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), devised a method to improve perovskite s ... more
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New high-temperature device captures a broader solar wavelength spectrum
The photovoltaic (PV) cells in traditional solar cells convert sunlight efficiently within a narrow range of wavelengths determined by the material used in the PV cells. This limits their efficiency ... more
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Material for polymer solar cells may lend itself to large-area processing
For all the promise they have shown in the lab, polymer solar cells still need to "get on a roll" like the ones employed in printing newspapers so that large sheets of acceptably efficient photovolt ... more
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Tiny high-performance solar cells turn power generation sideways
University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created high-performance, micro-scale solar cells that outshine comparable devices in key performance measures. The miniature solar panels could power ... more


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Making a solar energy conversion breakthrough with help from a ferroelectrics pioneer
Designers of solar cells may soon be setting their sights higher, as a discovery by a team of researchers has revealed a class of materials that could be better at converting sunlight into energy th ... more

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


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Installation of 2nd MW-scale sun2live solar power plant in Antigua has commenced
The Caribbean twin-island state Antigua and Barbuda is moving closer to achieving its target in regard to operating the greenest electricity sector in the whole of the region. After the commis ... more
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Rocky Mountain Institute Issues RFP to Bring Solar Power to Rochester
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), in partnership with ROCSPOT, a Rochester, New York-based community organization, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop at least 16 megawatts (MW) of sol ... more
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Decision by Australian Energy Regulator protects solar users against unfair costs
A decision by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) will protect solar users in South Australia against discriminatory charges proposed by SA Power Networks. Clean Energy Council Policy Manage ... more
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ORNL optimizes formula for cadmium-tellurium solar cells
Solar cells based on cadmium and tellurium could move closer to theoretical levels of efficiency because of some sleuthing by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. ... more
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Spectrolab produces higher efficiency space solar cell
Boeing subsidiary Spectrolab has begun manufacturing a higher-efficiency space solar cell providing new opportunities for the aerospace industry to develop lighter and less expensive spacecraft. ... more
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DOE SunShot Initiative support new ASU solar research projects
Two new solar research projects at Arizona State University will receive funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, the SunShot Initiative announced this week. Both projects, funded under the Small ... more
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Sports stadium harnesses power of the sun
Bristol's Ashton Gate stadium has reduced its carbon emissions by 20% - thanks to a new solar-powered stand completed by EvoEnergy. The 460-panel, 117 kWp PV system was installed as part of a major ... more
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In first, SpaceX launches recycled rocket and spaceship

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NASA uses AI to uncover eighth planet circling distant star

Lockheed Martin and NEC to Enhance Satellites, Space Travel with Artificial Intelligence

No alien 'signals' from cigar-shaped asteroid: researchers

RS-25 Engine Test is Giant Step for 3-D Printing

NanoRacks Integrates Largest New Shepard Payload Manifest to Date

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PV Energy equips public schools in Antigua and Barbuda with solar power
The Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) fosters the development of renewable energies to gain independence from polluting diesel generators and disturbing power cuts. Therefore, GOAB has conclu ... more
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Ukraine sees solar power as Chernobyl's future
Imagine one of the largest solar farms ever at the site of the world's worst man-made nuclear disaster that struck Chernobyl in modern-day Ukraine and sowed panic across Europe. ... more
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Russia's First Solar-Powered Satellite Completes Test Flight
A prototype of Russia's first solar-powered atmosphere research satellite has successfully completed a 48-hour non-stop flight, the deputy head of the Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projec ... more
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Low-carbon movement expected in North America
The net share of renewable and nuclear energy on the North American grid could rise by another 7 percent by the middle of the next decade, U.S. data show. ... more
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Videos reveal birds, bats and bugs near Ivanpah solar project power towers
Video surveillance is the most effective method for detecting animals flying around solar power towers, according to a study of various techniques by the U.S. Geological Survey and its partners at t ... more

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Breakthrough solar cell captures CO2 and sunlight, produces burnable fuel
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have engineered a potentially game-changing solar cell that cheaply and efficiently converts atmospheric carbon dioxide directly into usable hydr ... more
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Tesla reaches $2.6 bn deal to buy SolarCity
Electric carmaker Tesla said Monday it won agreement from SolarCity to acquire the solar power company for $2.6 billion, confirming a deal that has been criticized on Wall Street. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels: US

Lockheed Martin successfully fired their new anti-ship missile

First GPS 3 satellite receives commands from new OCX ground control segment

EU launches defence pact it calls 'bad news for enemies'

China, S. Korea eye warmer ties following tensions

Putin, Trump discuss N Korea in phone call

Boeing to support Air Force's minuteman program





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Watering solar cells makes them grow ... in power

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Molten storage and thermophotovoltaics offer new solar power pathway

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Solar panels blaze at water park in Taiwan heatwave

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Solar Impulse 2: Flying the flag for solar power

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Solar plane completes epic round-the-world trip

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Serendipitous observation may lead to more efficient solar cells and new gas sensors

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The future of perovskite solar cells has just got brighter - come rain or shine

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New discoveries about photosynthesis may lead to solar cells of the future

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CleanFund to installers sell more solar to commercial building owners

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Solar plane nears end of historic round-the-world trip

Unearthing the true cost of fossil fuels and the true value of photovoltaics



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