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September 19, 2016
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New fabric uses sun and wind to power devices
Atlanta GA (SPX) Sep 19, 2016
Fabrics that can generate electricity from physical movement have been in the works for a few years. Now researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have taken the next step, developing a fabric that can simultaneously harvest energy from both sunshine and motion. Combining two types of electricity generation into one textile paves the way for developing garments that could provide their own source of energy to power devices such as smart phones or global positioning systems. "This hybrid ... read more

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Water helps assembly of biofibers that could capture sunlight
When it comes to water, some materials have a split personality - and some of these materials could hold the key to new ways of harnessing solar energy. These small assemblies of organic molecules h ... more
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Rapid gene analysis method accelerates photosynthesis studies
Throughout the growing season seemingly benign clouds pass over millions of acres of crops, causing rapid fluctuations in light intensity and inadvertently robbing these plants of their productivity ... more
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Solar panels + lead-acid batteries to increase electricity self-sufficiency
Currently, in Belgium, photovoltaic systems coupled with lead-acid batteries do not ensure the electrical self-sufficiency of a residence at a reasonable cost. This is the summary conclusion of the ... more
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US should act to support innovation in increasingly clean electric power technologies
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine urges Congress, federal and state agencies, and regulatory institutions to significantly increase their support for in ... more


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The Golden State gets greener with Interior decision
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. ... 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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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
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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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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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
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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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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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
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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Class AAA LED solar simulator supports testing and development of PV devices

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SLAC, Stanford gadget grabs more solar energy to disinfect water faster

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New high-temperature device captures a broader solar wavelength spectrum

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Material for polymer solar cells may lend itself to large-area processing

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Tiny high-performance solar cells turn power generation sideways

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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

Decision by Australian Energy Regulator protects solar users against unfair costs

ORNL optimizes formula for cadmium-tellurium solar cells

Michigan utility opens second campus solar farm

Spectrolab produces higher efficiency space solar cell

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



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