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December 21, 2016
SOLAR DAILY
Tenth Year of Consecutive Global Growth for PV Demand, IHS Markit Says



London, UK (SPX) Dec 21, 2016
Strong demand from China will drive the tenth year of consecutive growth for the global PV market, according to a new report released by IHS Markit. The quarterly IHS Technology PV Demand Market Tracker report provides forecasts and analysis for installed PV capacity in almost 50 countries. It includes quarterly installations and annual installations for 21 key regions, and annual grid-connected PV installations analysed by installation type. "The proposed Feed-in Tariff cuts announced in Ch ... read more

BIO FUEL
Ultrafast lasers reveal light-harvesting secrets of photosynthetic algae
Photosynthetic algae have been refining their technique for capturing light for millions of years. As a result, these algae boast powerful light-harvesting systems - proteins that absorb light to be ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Saudi Vision 2030 Gives Boost to Solar Energy Investors
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 Saud ... more
SOLAR DAILY
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
SOLAR DAILY
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
SOLAR DAILY
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


New York funds low income access to solar power

SOLAR DAILY
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 DAILY
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
Ultrafast lasers reveal light-harvesting secrets of photosynthetic algae
Photosynthetic algae have been refining their technique for capturing light for millions of years. As a result, these algae boast powerful light-harvesting systems - proteins that absorb light to be turned into energy - that scientists have long aspired to understand and mimic for renewable energy applications. Now, researchers at Princeton University have revealed a mechanism that enhance ... more
People willing to pay more for new biofuels

Investing in the 'bioeconomy' could create jobs and reduce carbon emissions

Argonne researchers study how reflectivity of biofuel crops impacts climate

Research shows people can control a robotic arm with only their minds
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have made a major breakthrough that allows people to control a robotic arm using only their minds. The research has the potential to help millions of people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases. "This is the first time in the world that people can operate a robotic arm to reach and grasp objects in a complex 3D environment using on ... more
NIST device for detecting subatomic-scale motion may aid robotics, homeland security

Zuckerberg builds software butler for his home

Artificial intelligence creeps into daily life

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

Better road planning could boost food production while protect forests
Conservation scientists have used layers of data on biodiversity, climate, transport and crop yields to construct a colour-coded mapping system that shows where new road-building projects should go to be most beneficial for food production at the same time as being least destructive to the environment. The hope is that this "trade-off" strategy might guide governments, investors and develo ... more
VW reaches $1 bn compensation deal in 3.0-liter diesel case

VW settles Canada drivers' class action over emissions

Google's Waymo adds 100 Chryslers to self-driving fleet

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Scientists track chemical and structural evolution of catalytic nanoparticles in 3-D
Catalysts are at the heart of fuel cells-devices that convert hydrogen and oxygen to water and enough electricity to power vehicles for hundreds of miles. But finding effective, inexpensive catalysts has been a key challenge to getting more of these hydrogen-powered, emission-free vehicles out on the road. To help tackle this challenge, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) B ... more
Scientists boost catalytic activity for key chemical reaction in fuel cells

Lower cost of LEDs reduce profitability for manufacturing landscape

Scientists turn to AI to create safer lithium-ion batteries

Japan pulls plug on troubled fast breeder reactor
Japan has scrapped plans to generate electricity at a multi-billion dollar experimental nuclear reactor, the government said Monday, giving up on the decades-old project due to spiralling costs. Once touted as a "dream reactor," the Monju facility was designed to generate more fuel than it consumes via nuclear chain reaction, an attractive alternative in a country with few natural resources. ... more
Bulgaria seeks investor to revive nuclear project

Japan switches on nuclear reactor after safety shutdown

Fukushima costs to double to nearly $180 bn: report

MIT Energy Initiative report provides guidance for evolving electric power sector
Distributed energy resources - relatively small-scale power technologies such as solar, wind, energy storage, and power electronics and control devices - are being deployed rapidly in the global shift toward a low-carbon energy future. To ensure that both distributed and centralized energy resources are integrated efficiently, however, electric power systems in the U.S., Europe, and other ... more
Toward energy solutions for northern regions

Energy-hungry Asia slowing down, lender says

US push to low-carbon future 'unstoppable': Biden

Better road planning could boost food production while protect forests
Conservation scientists have used layers of data on biodiversity, climate, transport and crop yields to construct a color-coded mapping system that shows where new road-building projects should go to be most beneficial for food production at the same time as being least destructive to the environment. Researchers from the University of Cambridge, UK, the Kunming Institute of Botany and the ... more
Warming could slow upslope migration of trees

A roadmap for guiding development and conservation in the Amazon

Indonesia expands protection for peatlands, climate

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A population of neutron stars can generate gravitational waves continuously
Professor Sudip Bhattacharyya of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India, and Professor Deepto Chakrabarty (MIT, USA), an adjunct visiting professor at the same institute, have shown that a population of neutron stars should spin around their axes much faster than the highest observed spin rate of any neutron star. They pointed out that the observed lower spin rate ... more
LISA Pathfinder's pioneering mission continues

Magnetic mirror could shed new light on gravitational waves

Verlindes new theory of gravity passes first test

World's smallest radio receiver has building blocks the size of 2 atoms
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have made the world's smallest radio receiver - built out of an assembly of atomic-scale defects in pink diamonds. This tiny radio - whose building blocks are the size of two atoms - can withstand extremely harsh environments and is biocompatible, meaning it could work anywhere from a probe on Venus to ... more
Stamping technique creates tiny circuits with electronic ink

Electron highway inside crystal

Further improvement of qubit lifetime for quantum computers

China chokes under heavy smog with worse ahead
Hospital visits spiked, roads were closed and flights cancelled Monday as China choked under a vast cloud of toxic smog, with forecasters warning worse was yet to come. At least 23 cities in the world's most populous nation have issued red alerts for air pollution since Friday, according to the official Xinhua news agency. A host of emergency measures have been implemented to protect the ... more
Planes grounded as smog chokes China for fifth day

Mosul battle leaving legacy of environmental damage

Beijing issues red alert for severe air pollution

Woman sues China public security bureau over propaganda video
The wife of a Chinese human rights lawyer said Monday she is suing the public security bureau for accusing her in an online propaganda video of fomenting "colour revolution". Li Wenzu's husband Wang Quanzhang took on a number of civil rights cases considered sensitive by the ruling Communist party and was detained last summer. His employer, Beijing's Fengrui law firm, was at the centre ... more
'Iron lady' Ip runs for Hong Kong leader

Chinese official's wife jailed in new vaccine scandal

Popular Chinese Muslim website shuttered after Xi Jinping petition

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Ford studies using drones to guide self-driving cars
Ford Motor Co. is studying a system to use drones to help guide self-driving vehicles, including on off-road adventures, company officials said. Drones launched from an autonomous vehicle would help guide it by mapping the surrounding area beyond what the car's sensors can detect. Vehicle passengers can control the drone using the car's infotainment or navigation system. "At some point, ... more
Bird-like drone uses feathers for a more precise flight path

Malawi drone test centre to help with healthcare, disasters

Amazon completes its first drone delivery, in England

Uncovering the secrets of water and ice as materials
Water is vital to life on Earth and its importance simply can't be overstated - it's also deeply rooted within our conscience that there's something extremely special about it. Yet, from a scientific point of view, much remains unknown about water and its many solid phases, which display a plethora of unusual properties and so-called anomalies that, while central to water's chemical and biologic ... more
The hidden side of sulfur

Chemical trickery corrals 'hyperactive' metal-oxide cluster

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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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