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September 02, 2016
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Solar cell is more efficient, costs less than its counterparts
Boston MA (SPX) Aug 31, 2016
The cost of solar power is beginning to reach price parity with cheaper fossil fuel-based electricity in many parts of the world, yet the clean energy source still accounts for just slightly more than 1 percent of the world's electricity mix. Solar, or photovoltaic (PV), cells, which convert sunlight into electrical energy, have a large role to play in boosting solar power generation globally, but researchers still face limitations to scaling up this technology. For example, developing very high-e ... read more

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U.S. capital comes up short on solar power
Though the overall goal for renewable energy was raised, a U.S. federal report said the nation's capital is falling short when it comes to solar power. ... more
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An effective and low-cost solution for storing solar energy
How can we store solar energy for period when the sun doesn't shine? One solution is to convert it into hydrogen through water electrolysis. The idea is to use the electrical current produced by a s ... more
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Bubble-wrapped sponge creates steam using sunlight
How do you boil water? Eschewing the traditional kettle and flame, MIT engineers have invented a bubble-wrapped, sponge-like device that soaks up natural sunlight and heats water to boiling temperat ... more
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Class AAA LED solar simulator supports testing and development of PV devices
Innovations in Optics, Inc. introduces the LumiSun-50 high power, multi-wavelength LED Solar Simulator that meets Class AAA solar simulator requirements of IEC 60904-9 for spectral match, uniformity ... more


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SLAC, Stanford gadget grabs more solar energy to disinfect water faster
In many parts of the world, the only way to make germy water safe is by boiling, which consumes precious fuel, or by putting it out in the sun in a plastic bottle so ultraviolet rays will kill the m ... more

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


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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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New research improves understanding of ancient landscapes

Putin says Arctic exploration a priority for Russia

Space Mystery Solved by Student Satellite

NASA's CATS concludes successful mission on Space Station

Pangolin traffickers opening up new routes: study

When physics gives evolution a leg up by breaking one

Scientists reveal rules for making ribs

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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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New PV200 Combines Solar PV Tests With I-V Curve Analysis
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 o ... 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
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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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
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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
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
In first, SpaceX launches recycled rocket and spaceship

Boeing tapped to sustain Space-Based Space Surveillance system

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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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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Michigan utility opens second campus solar farm
A Michigan utility company said Monday it started operations at a solar power plant in the western part of the state, its second facility on a college campus. ... 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
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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PV Energy equips public schools in Antigua and Barbuda with solar power

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Ukraine sees solar power as Chernobyl's future

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Russia's First Solar-Powered Satellite Completes Test Flight

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Low-carbon movement expected in North America



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