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September 08, 2016
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NREL supercomputing provides insights from higher wind and solar generation in eastern grid
Golden CO (SPX) Sep 07, 2016
A new study from the United States Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) used high-performance computing capabilities and innovative visualization tools to model, in unprecedented detail, how the power grid of the eastern United States could operationally accommodate higher levels of wind and solar photovoltaic generation. The analysis considered scenarios of up to 30 percent annual penetration of wind and solar. Whereas previous studies have investigated operati ... read more

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New tool can calculate renewable energy output anywhere in the world
Researchers have created an interactive web tool to estimate the amount of energy that could be generated by wind or solar farms at any location. The tool, called Renewables.ninja, aims to make the ... more
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Recurrent Energy announces commercial operation of 100MW Mustang solar power project
Canadian Solar has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy has reached commercial operation of the 100 MWac/134 MWp Mustang solar power project in Kings County, California. ... more
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A new technique opens up advanced solar cells
In a photovoltaic cell, light generates opposite charges in the active layer. The charges must then be separated as quickly as possible to keep them from recombining. Positive charges are driven by ... more
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Growing PV pipelines across Europe await policy support
The demand for ground-mount photovoltaic (PV) capacity in Europe will decline by 40 percent in 2016 over the previous year, but recovery is expected after 2018. Part of this recovery will take place ... more


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Canada talks up low-carbon ties with China
Bilateral exchange across the Pacific in the area of clean energy could be a driver for a new global economic strategy, Canada's prime minister said. ... more

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


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Solar cell is more efficient, costs less than its counterparts
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 th ... 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
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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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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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
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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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
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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
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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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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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
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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
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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
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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Decision by Australian Energy Regulator protects solar users against unfair costs

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ORNL optimizes formula for cadmium-tellurium solar cells

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Michigan utility opens second campus solar farm

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Spectrolab produces higher efficiency space solar cell

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DOE SunShot Initiative support new ASU solar research projects

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Sports stadium harnesses power of the sun

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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

Videos reveal birds, bats and bugs near Ivanpah solar project power towers

Breakthrough solar cell captures CO2 and sunlight, produces burnable fuel

Tesla reaches $2.6 bn deal to buy SolarCity

Watering solar cells makes them grow ... in power

Molten storage and thermophotovoltaics offer new solar power pathway

Solar panels blaze at water park in Taiwan heatwave

Solar Impulse 2: Flying the flag for solar power

Solar plane completes epic round-the-world trip

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

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

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

CleanFund to installers sell more solar to commercial building owners

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

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

World touring solar plane's final leg to UAE delayed

New milestone in printed photovoltaic technology

Bavarian village pioneers clean energy revolution

Solar plane lands in Egypt in penultimate stop of world tour

New clues could help scientists harness the power of photosynthesis

Flipping crystals improves solarcell performance



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