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December 19, 2016
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Saudi Vision 2030 Gives Boost to Solar Energy Investors



Abu Dhabi, UAE (SPX) Dec 16, 2016
Private sector investors are showing new interest in Saudi Arabia's solar energy market, after the nation's leadership included plans to add 9.5 GW of renewables to the energy supply as part of Saudi Vision 2030, along with opening the way to greater private sector and international investment. Announced in April, the Vision 2030 strategy sets 9.5 GW as an 'initial target' to help build the renewables sector, noting that energy consumption will triple in the next 14 years. The Saudi government has ... read more

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Canadian Solar Subsidiary Recurrent Energy Completes 200 Megawatt Garland Solar Facility
Canadian Solar has announced the commercial operation of the 200 MWac/272 MWp Garland Solar Facility in California. The Garland Solar Facility was developed by Canadian Solar's wholly owned subsidia ... more
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U.S., Cuba explore renewable energy options
The U.S. government said it held an outreach session with its counterparts in Cuba to discuss ways to collaborate on clean and renewable energy. ... more
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EDF EN France chooses Trina Solar modules for its PV plant in Fos sur Mer
Trina Solar Limited reports that EDF EN has chosen Trina Solar's Dual Glass 1,500V modules for its 12 MW PV power plant in Fos Sur Mer, Southern France. La Fossette solar power plant is one of the f ... more
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Beaumont Solar Expands Construction Capacity to 20 Megawatts (MW) per Quarter
Beaumont Solar has signed an agreement with the IBEW Local 223 of Southeastern Massachusetts. Working with qualified, local, licensed electricians enables Beaumont Solar to quickly scale, provide gu ... more
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Hydrogen from sunlight - but as a dark reaction
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 ... 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


Solar panels repay their energy 'debt': study

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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
People willing to pay more for new biofuels
When it comes to second generation biofuels, Washington State University research shows that consumers are willing to pay a premium of approximately 11 percent over conventional fuel. "We were surprised the premium was that significant," said Jill McCluskey, WSU professor in the School of Economic Sciences. "We wanted to study people in different regions of the country, to make sure we wer ... more
Investing in the 'bioeconomy' could create jobs and reduce carbon emissions

Argonne researchers study how reflectivity of biofuel crops impacts climate

UNIST researchers turn waste gas into road-ready diesel fuel

Artificial intelligence creeps into daily life
Mark Zuckerberg envisions a software system inspired by the "Iron Man" character Jarvis as a virtual butler managing his household. The Facebook founder's dream is about artificial intelligence, which is slowly but surely creeping into our daily lives, no longer just science fiction. Artificial intelligence or AI is getting a foothold in people's homes, starting with the Amazon devices l ... more
Research shows people can control a robotic arm with only their minds

A skillful rescue robot with remote-control function

Internal sensors help soft robot hand feel the world like a human

Offshore wind makes U.S. debut
Turbines are spinning at a wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island, powering the region for the first time in an offshore capacity, a company announced. Project developer Deepwater Wind said its Block Island wind farm is now in commercial operations, marking a first for the United States. "We've made history here in the Ocean State, but our work is far from over," Deepwater Wind ... more
Apple invests in China wind farms

German energy company plants wind farm seed in Texas

New York to bid in Federal Offshore Wind Auction

GM first to deliver mid-priced, all-electric car
General Motors began deliveries Tuesday of the first all-electric car model aimed at the middle market, getting a head start on Tesla Motors and other competitors. GM delivered the Chevrolet Bolt EV to three customers in California, including one in Fremont, where Tesla has a big factory. The Bolt can travel up to 238 miles on a full charge. It lists for $37,495, but consumers are eligi ... more
French cars lead EU list of low CO2 emitters, Ferrari fined

California shuts down Uber's self-driving cars

Uber defies California, keeps self-driving cars rolling

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Finger swipe-powered phone? We're 1 step closer
The day of charging cellphones with finger swipes and powering Bluetooth headsets simply by walking is now much closer. Michigan State University engineering researchers have created a new way to harvest energy from human motion, using a film-like device that actually can be folded to create more power. With the low-cost device, known as a nanogenerator, the scientists successfully operated an L ... more
Battery research reaching out to higher voltages

Could a seawater battery help end our dependence on lithium?

Researchers peer into atom-sized tunnels in hunt for better battery

Bulgaria seeks investor to revive nuclear project
Bulgaria is looking for an investor ready to revive a long-delayed project for a new nuclear power plant on the Danube, the government announced Friday. The announcement comes after Bulgaria's state-owned National Electricity Company on Thursday paid Russia's nuclear company Atomstroyexport a total of 601 million euros in compensation after cancelling the planned project to build a 2,000-meg ... more
Japan switches on nuclear reactor after safety shutdown

Fukushima costs to double to nearly $180 bn: report

'Diamond-age' of power generation as nuclear batteries developed

Energy-hungry Asia slowing down, lender says
Growth for energy-hungry Asian economies is starting to level off as a slowdown in India drags on regional momentum, a regional lender said. The Asian Development Bank trimmed its outlook for full-year 2016 from 5.7 percent to 5.6 percent for all of Asia. The forecast for 2017 remains stable at 5.7 percent. The bank said a slowdown in India was behind most of the downgrade. "Indi ... more
US push to low-carbon future 'unstoppable': Biden

China's Shanghai Electric to invest $9bn in Pakistan upgrades

China power plant collapse kills at least 22: Xinhua

A roadmap for guiding development and conservation in the Amazon
Scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), The Nature Conservancy, and several partners in Brazil and Peru have produced a geographic information system (GIS) "roadmap" to help guide conservation efforts at large scale in the Amazon River basin, a region roughly the size of the United States. The new spatial framework - created with several major data sets and GIS technology - is ... more
Indonesia expands protection for peatlands, climate

Laser technique boosts aerial imaging of woodlands

Green groups pressure Spain over 'at risk' wetlands

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LISA Pathfinder's pioneering mission continues
On 7 December, LISA Pathfinder started the extended phase of its mission, an additional six months during which scientists and engineers will push the experiment to its limits in preparation for ESA's future space observatory of gravitational waves. LISA Pathfinder, a demonstration mission to validate important technologies to observe gravitational waves - fluctuations in the fabric of spacetime ... more
Magnetic mirror could shed new light on gravitational waves

A population of neutron stars can generate gravitational waves continuously

Verlindes new theory of gravity passes first test

Stamping technique creates tiny circuits with electronic ink
The next time you place your coffee order, imagine slapping onto your to-go cup a sticker that acts as an electronic decal, letting you know the precise temperature of your triple-venti no-foam latte. Someday, the high-tech stamping that produces such a sticker might also bring us food packaging that displays a digital countdown to warn of spoiling produce, or even a window pane that shows the d ... more
Electron highway inside crystal

Further improvement of qubit lifetime for quantum computers

3-D solutions to energy savings in silicon power transistors

Beijing issues red alert for severe air pollution
Beijing issued its first air pollution red alert for 2016 Thursday, as choking smog is expected to cover the city and surrounding areas in north China during the next five days. From 8 pm on Friday, half of Beijing's private cars will be ordered off the road, with an odd-even number plate system in force, according to a notice posted on the official website of the Beijing municipal governmen ... more
Mosul battle leaving legacy of environmental damage

Researchers create new way to trap dangerous gases

Tehran traffic 'unbearable', says police chief

'Iron lady' Ip runs for Hong Kong leader
A former Hong Kong security chief who stepped down after mass protests and is loathed by the city's pro-democracy camp said Thursday she will run for leader, as opponents warn she would be a Beijing puppet. The race for chief executive was thrown open when unpopular hardline leader Leung Chun-ying declared last week he would not seek reelection after a term marked by political crises and ant ... more
Chinese official's wife jailed in new vaccine scandal

Popular Chinese Muslim website shuttered after Xi Jinping petition

Anti-China protesters rally in Hong Kong as vote looms

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Malawi drone test centre to help with healthcare, disasters
Malawi on Thursday launched Africa's first drone-testing corridor as developing countries explore how drones could be used during humanitarian crises such as floods, or to deliver blood for HIV tests. The project, which will cover up to 40 kilometres (25 miles) around the administrative capital Lilongwe, will be fully operational by April in a collaboration between Malawi and UNICEF. "Ou ... more
Ford studies using drones to guide self-driving cars

Amazon completes its first drone delivery, in England

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Researchers discovered elusive half-quantum vortices in a superfluid
Researchers in Aalto University, Finland, and P.L. Kapitza Institute in Moscow have discovered half-quantum vortices in superfluid helium. This vortex is a topological defect, exhibited in superfluids and superconductors, which carries a fixed amount of circulating current. 'This discovery of half-quantum vortices culminates a long search for these objects originally predicted to exist in ... more
Amazon aims to blur lines between game, real life

Raytheon to produce additional Air and Missile Defense Radar equipment

U.S. State Dept. approves Sea Giraffe 3D radars for the Philippines

Northrop Grumman to develop next-gen fighter laser system
Northrop Grumman will help the U.S. Air Force to develop a directed energy laser system that will offer self-protection for the service's next-generation jets, the company announced Wednesday. The work, under an Air Force Research Laboratory contract, will see Northrop Grumman develop and produce the beam control piece of an airborne laser weapon demonstration array that the laboratory ... more
UK to start laser gun program

Russia's Ray Guns: The Military Capability of Moscow's Secret Laser Weapons

US Navy keeps electromagnetic cannon in its sights

Nanocubes simplify printing and imaging in color and infrared
Duke University researchers believe they have overcome a longstanding hurdle to producing cheaper, more robust ways to print and image across a range of colors extending into the infrared. As any mantis shrimp will tell you, there are a wide range of "colors" along the electromagnetic spectrum that humans cannot see but which provide a wealth of information. Sensors that extend into the in ... more
New aspect of atom mimicry for nanotechnology applications

ANU demonstrates 'ghost imaging' with atoms

Supersonic spray yields new nanomaterial for bendable, wearable electronics



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