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September 16, 2016
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The Golden State gets greener with Interior decision
Palm Desert, Calif. (UPI) Sep 15, 2016
A federal decision to use 10 million acres of land in the California desert is an example of how renewable energy planning should be done, the Sierra Club said. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced the federal government approved plans to set aside 10.9 million acres of land it manages in the California desert for conservation and renewable energy development. A decade in the making, advocacy group Sierra Club said the deliberation shows there's a balanced way to develop domest ... read more

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MiaSole aims to revolutionize flexible ultra-light solar technology
Timed with the Solar Power International event in Las Vegas, MiaSole has announced the availability of its Next Generation Flexible Ulta-Light Solar Technology Products. As solar power is one of the ... more
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ERC to revolutionize efficiency, cost and stability of thin-film solar cells
Imec and Hasselt University have announced that one of their scientists has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant. The grantee is Bart Vermang, researcher at IMOMEC, imec's associated lab at the Hassel ... more
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New perovskite research discoveries may lead to solar cell, LED advances
"Promising" and "remarkable" are two words U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory scientist Javier Vela uses to describe recent research results on organolead mixed-halide perovskites. Pe ... more
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ARENA solar funding shines on - for now
The large-scale solar projects awarded funding by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) show the remarkable success of the agency and the value of investing in innovation, the Clean Energy ... 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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NREL supercomputing provides insights from higher wind and solar generation in eastern grid
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, ... 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
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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
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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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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
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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

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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
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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New PV200 Combines Solar PV Tests With I-V Curve Analysis

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NREL technique leads to improved perovskite solar cells

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Making a solar energy conversion breakthrough with help from a ferroelectrics pioneer

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Installation of 2nd MW-scale sun2live solar power plant in Antigua has commenced

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Rocky Mountain Institute Issues RFP to Bring Solar Power to Rochester

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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

Sports stadium harnesses power of the sun

PV Energy equips public schools in Antigua and Barbuda with solar power

Ukraine sees solar power as Chernobyl's future

Russia's First Solar-Powered Satellite Completes Test Flight

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



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