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December 13, 2016
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Hydrogen from sunlight - but as a dark reaction
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 12, 2016
The storage of photogenerated electric energy and its release on demand are still among the main obstacles in artificial photosynthesis. One of the most promising, recently identified photocatalytic new materials is inexpensive graphitic carbon nitride. Scientists have now explored a modified form that can produce light-generated electrons and store them for catalytic hydrogen production even after the light has been switched off. They present this biomimetic photosynthesis approach in the journal Angew ... read more

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Swiss unveil stratospheric solar plane
Just months after two Swiss pilots completed a historic round-the-world trip in a Sun-powered plane, another Swiss adventurer on Wednesday unveiled a solar plane aimed at reaching the stratosphere. ... more
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Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, Announces Solar Acquisition Program
Coronal Energy has announced plans to substantially increase the number of solar PV projects it will acquire in 2017 and 2018. The ambitious program will support a rapidly expanding solar pipeline i ... more
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New York funds low income access to solar power
New York state Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced $3.6 million in funding is available to increase access to solar energy in low- to moderate-income communities across the state. The funding wil ... more
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Simple processing technique could cut cost of organic PV and wearable electronics
A simple solution-based electrical doping technique could help reduce the cost of polymer solar cells and organic electronic devices, potentially expanding the applications for these technologies. B ... more


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Solar panels repay their energy 'debt': study
The climate-friendly electricity generated by solar panels in the past 40 years has all but cancelled out the polluting energy used to produce them, a study said Tuesday. ... more

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Game changer for organic solar cells
With a new technique for manufacturing single-layer organic polymer solar cells, scientists at UC Santa Barbara and three other universities might very well move organic photovoltaics into a whole n ... more
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High renewable electricity growth continued in 2015
The 2015 Renewable Energy Data Book shows that U.S. renewable electricity grew to 16.7 percent of total installed capacity and 13.8 percent of total electricity generation during the past year. ... 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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Ultrathin protective layer brings quite a bit more stability to perovskite solar cell
The addition of a few nanometers of a thin layer of aluminum oxide protects a perovskite solar cell against humidity - still a major stumbling block to the commercial application of this new type of ... more
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Perovskite solar cells hit new world efficiency record
They're flexible, cheap to produce and simple to make - which is why perovskites are the hottest new material in solar cell design. And now, engineers at Australia's University of New South Wales in ... more
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247Solar Signs Agreement to Commercialize 247Solar Plants in Southern Africa
247Solar and South Africa's Stellenergy (Pty) Ltd. have agreed to build South Africa's first 247Solar Plant to be followed by widespread commercial deployment in southern Africa. The agreement is ba ... more
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8 MW of Trina Solar modules power one of Turkey's largest solar projects
Trina Solar Limited has supplied 8.8 MW of PV modules to Citus Power as part of one of the largest solar projects in Turkey. The Yahyali Solar Power Plant was connected to the grid in August 2016 an ... more
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Throwing new light on printed organic solar cells
Researchers at the University of Surrey have achieved record power conversion efficiencies for large area organic solar cells. In recent years scientists have been attempting to increase the efficie ... more
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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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Physics, photosynthesis and solar cells
A University of California, Riverside assistant professor has combined photosynthesis and physics to make a key discovery that could help make solar cells more efficient. The findings were recently ... more
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EU on track to meet 2020 target for renewable energy: report
EU countries are on track to meet their 2020 targets for renewable energy and emissions cuts but could fall short of ambitious longer-term goals, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said Thursday. ... more
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New fabrication technique leads to broader sunlight absorption in plastic solar cells
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new strategy for fabricating more efficient plastic solar cells. The work has implications for developing solar cells with a wider a ... more
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Sun setting on Japan's solar energy boom
The sun is setting on Japan's clean-energy boom, despite projects like a massive floating solar farm near Tokyo, as the government cuts subsidies and bets on nuclear and coal-fired power, critics say. ... more
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EU unveils plans to boost 'clean energy' use
The EU on Wednesday unveiled "clean energy" plans to boost renewables, cut waste and reduce subsidies for coal power in a bid to meet commitments under the Paris climate deal. ... more

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Tesla microgrid powers entire island with solar in American Samoa
Self-sufficiency isn't easy on small Pacific islands, but the distant island of Ta'u in American Samoa can now supply nearly all of its inhabitants' power needs using renewable energy. ... more
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Argonne researchers study how reflectivity of biofuel crops impacts climate
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory have conducted a detailed study of the reflectivity effects of converting land to grow biofuel crops. Their study i ... 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

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Sweden to scrap taxes on solar energy in 2017

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Africa looks to solar for communities off the grid

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Tesla shareholders approve merger with SolarCity

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New Jersey's NEP Solar secures major funding agreement

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New way to make low-cost solar cell technology

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A New Way to Image Solar Cells in 3-D

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Wind and solar energy projects could bring 5,000 new jobs to rural Minnesota

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'Back to the Future' inspires solar nanotech-powered clothing

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Solar industry shift tactics to sell more solar AC and smart modules

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Tesla's and SolarCity's launch of solar roof tiles is great news

Photon Energy delivers solar power for water treatment plant

Solar cells get boost with integration of water-splitting catalyst

Simulation models global renewable electricity system

Major advance in solar cells made from cheap, easy-to-use perovskite

Shoring up the power grid - with DIY scrap-metal batteries

CPP, SolarCity Deal Keeps Colton, Calif., Community Affordable and Sustainable

Tesla expands its portfolio to produce solar roof tiles

Schools in oil-rich Alberta to get solar panels

Renewable energy on the rise, IEA finds

Researchers discover ways to expand temperature stability range of solar cells

Move over, solar: The next big renewable energy source could be at our feet

New perovskite solar cell design could outperform existing commercial technologies

Senegal in renewables drive as new solar park unveiled

ABC Solar files lawsuit to enforce Solar Rights Act

Highly efficient organic solar cells with improved operation stability

juwi Group announces expansion for Solar Power Plant in Fukushima Province

NREL model offers insights of higher wind and solar generation in US east

Energy hijacking pathway found within photosynthesis

UMASS Amherst taps Con Edison solutions for large-scale solar power initiative

X-ray vision reveals how polymer solar cells wear out



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