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January 04, 2017
SOLAR DAILY
New approach captures the energy of slow motion



University Park PA (SPX) Jan 03, 2017
A new concept in energy harvesting could capture energy currently wasted due to its characteristic low frequency and use it to power next-generation electronic devices, according to a team of Penn State materials scientists and electrical engineers. The project, funded by Samsung, designed a mechanical energy transducer based on flexible, organic, ionic diodes that points to scalable energy harvesting of unused mechanical energy in the environment, including that from wind, ocean waves and human m ... read more

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Stability challenge in perovskite solar cell technology
While solar cell technology is currently being used by many industrial and government entities, it remains prohibitively expensive to many individuals who would like to utilize it.. There is a need ... more
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First movie of energy transfer in photosynthesis solves decades-old debate
Using ultrafast imaging of moving energy in photosynthesis, scientists have determined the speed of crucial processes for the first time. This should help scientists understand how nature has perfec ... more
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Ohio keeps renewable energy standards
Ohio's republican governor said the state can't erase the economic gains that come from renewable energy mandates by signing a law making them optional. ... more
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Tesla, Panasonic team up for solar power
Japanese electronics corporation Panasonic and energy storage company Tesla announced plans to start producing solar power components at a factory in New York. ... more
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Blue Oak Energy and Sun Air Solar complete additional 808kW PV System
Blue Oak Energy and Sun Air Solar have completed a 259 kWdc rooftop solar PV system atop a facility occupied by Abbott's diabetes care business and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Located ... more
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Tenth Year of Consecutive Global Growth for PV Demand, IHS Markit Says
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 Mark ... 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
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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
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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


U.S., Cuba explore renewable energy options

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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
Economics of forest biomass raise hurdles for rural development
The use of residual forest biomass for rural development faces significant economic hurdles that make it unlikely to be a source of jobs in the near future, according to an analysis by economists at Oregon State University. In a model of the forest industry, researchers in the College of Forestry combined an evaluation of costs for collecting, transporting and processing biomass with the p ... more
Biomass operations aren't currently feasible in rural communities

Molecular Velcro boosts microalgae's potential in biofuel, industrial applications

Ultrafast lasers reveal light-harvesting secrets of photosynthetic algae

Driverless platoons
As driverless cars merge into our transportation system in the coming years, some researchers believe autonomous vehicles may save fuel by trailing each other in large platoons. Like birds and fighter jets flying in formation, or bikers and race car drivers drafting in packs, vehicles experience less aerodynamic drag when they drive close together. But assembling a vehicle platoon to deliv ... more
Smart tech: This year's CES big on artificial intelligence

Avatar-style S. Korean manned robot takes first baby steps

Fractional calculus helps control systems hit their mark

The answer is blowing in the wind
The amount of energy generated by renewables fluctuates depending on the natural variability of resources at any given time. The sun isn't always shining, nor is the wind always blowing, so traditional power plants must be kept running, ready to fill the energy gap at a moment's notice. Because the grid has no storage, and unlike coal or nuclear, there is no control over the fluctuating producti ... more
French power group aims to double wind capacity

New rules for micro-grids in Alberta

Offshore wind makes U.S. debut

U.S. funding more alternative vehicle efforts
Charging stations along the U.S. highway system and advances for school bus fleets are getting the bulk of new alternative vehicle funding, the government said. The U.S. Energy Department said it was putting $18 million in support forward for projects aimed at developing electric and other hybrid vehicle technology. "Public investment in advanced, energy efficient transportation ... more
Chrysler's new tech-rich concept car aims young

Volkswagen reaches emissions agreement with 3-liter car owners

China fines GM unit $29 million for 'price-fixing'

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World's smallest electrical wire made from world's smallest diamonds
Scientists at Stanford and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have created the world's smallest electrical wire by using the self-organizational abilities diamondoids, the smallest bits of diamonds. The wires measure just three atoms wide. The new assembly strategy offers impressive precision and control and requires no hands-on intervention. "What we have shown here is tha ... more
Devices that convert heat into electricity

Lifetime of organic light-emitting diodes affected by impurities in vacuum

Bright future for energy devices

Battling energy crisis, Pakistan turns on fourth nuclear plant
Pakistan's fourth nuclear power plant went online Wednesday, a joint collaboration with China that adds 340 megawatts to the national grid as part of the goverment's efforts to end a growth-sapping energy deficit. Pakistan is one of the few developing countries pursuing atomic energy in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011, as it seeks to close an electricity shortfall ... more
Report finds additional radioactive materials in gas-well drill cuttings

Chemistry research breakthrough that could improve nuclear waste recycling technologies

AREVA NP supplies Safety Instrumentation and Control System for Generation 3 Reactor

China to build $1.5 billion power line across Pakistan
China's State Grid Corporation is set to build a $1.5-billion power line across Pakistan to enable the transmission of 4,000 megawatts of electricity from the country's north to south, the government said Friday. Pakistani and Chinese officials signed an investment agreement in Beijing on Thursday to build the country's first high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) line, according to a governmen ... more
MIT Energy Initiative report provides guidance for evolving electric power sector

Toward energy solutions for northern regions

Energy-hungry Asia slowing down, lender says

Obama creates two new national monuments
President Barack Obama has created two new US national monuments, bringing vast desert areas under federal protection. Bears Ears and Gold Butte National Monuments protect over one million acres (0.4 million hectares) of sacred sites, spectacular scenery, and important natural and cultural resources in the desert landscapes of Utah and southern Nevada, the White House said Wednesday. Oba ... more
Amazonia's best and worst areas for carbon recovery revealed

Warming could slow upslope migration of trees

Better road planning could boost food production while protect forests

International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit 2018 - March 27-28 - Atlanta USA
MIT researchers reveal new technique for measuring gravity
Researchers have found a way to improve atom interferometers, the most common and precise tool for measuring gravity. Atom interferometers measure difference in wave characteristics between atomic matter. They rely on an exotic state of matter called Bose-Einstein condensates. Researchers in MIT have found a way to improve the precision of atom interferometers by augmenting the condensa ... more
A population of neutron stars can generate gravitational waves continuously

LISA Pathfinder's pioneering mission continues

Magnetic mirror could shed new light on gravitational waves

Electron-photon small-talk could have big impact on quantum computing
In a step that brings silicon-based quantum computers closer to reality, researchers at Princeton University have built a device in which a single electron can pass its quantum information to a particle of light. The particle of light, or photon, can then act as a messenger to carry the information to other electrons, creating connections that form the circuits of a quantum computer. The r ... more
ONR global seeks more powerful electronic devices

An invisible electrode

World's smallest radio receiver has building blocks the size of 2 atoms

Madrid lifts partial car ban as pollution eases
Madrid on Thursday lifted an unprecedented ban on half of most private cars as pollution in the Spanish capital eased up. A day earlier and for the first time in Spain, authorities decided to implement a measure already used in other cities abroad by ordering vehicles with even-number registration plates to drive on even-number days, and cars with odd-number plates on odd-number days. Th ... more
Obama criticized after monument designation

Beijing starts 2017 under a cloud

In Spain first, Madrid bans half of cars to fight smog

Football and prayer wheels: views of modern Tibet
Faith has always been at the heart of Tibetan culture. As practitioners of the country's unique form of Buddhism face increasing obstacles to their worship, Beijing has sought to cultivate a different kind of true believer: the football fan. China, which has fully controlled Tibet since the 1950s, has been accused of political and religious repression in the mainly Buddhist region. It co ... more
As thousands march China says Hong Kong must not subvert mainland

Chinese official sentenced 10 years in vaccine scandal

Born again: baby boom after China ends one-child rule

Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Tiny spy drones no match for Repellent-1 mobile anti-drone net
Russian engineers have completed development of a new mobile anti-drone warfare complex. Appropriately named the 'Repellent', the system is designed to suppress and destroy miniaturized enemy drones no larger than a few dozen centimeters and no heavier than a few kilograms.Russia's Izvestia newspaper reports that the system, first shown off at the Army-2016 expo in September, is now being consid ... more
General Atomics to perform Reaper, Predator support services

Britain, France continue drone development project

Ford studies using drones to guide self-driving cars

Scientists hope to make concrete tougher by studying its defects
Calcium silicate hydrate, or C-S-H, accounts for the strength of cement and cement-based materials. It is the component of cement paste that holds concrete together. Researchers have struggled to understand the nanostructure of C-S-H, as it is extremely complex. Luckily, tobermorite serves as a naturally occurring crystalline analog. New analysis of tobermorite microstructures suggests ... more
The hidden inferno inside your laser pointer

Advance in intense pulsed light sintering opens door to improved electronics manufacturing

Russian static discharge measure unit to prolong satellite equipment lifespan

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

Nanoscale 'conversations' create complex, multi-layered structures
Building nanomaterials with features spanning just billionths of a meter requires extraordinary precision. Scaling up that construction while increasing complexity presents a significant hurdle to the widespread use of such nano-engineered materials. Now, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a way to efficiently create scalable, multil ... more
The researchers created a tiny laser using nanoparticles

Going green with nanotechnology

Nanocubes simplify printing and imaging in color and infrared



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