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January 31, 2017
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Eltek to provide solar energy for hospitals in Zimbabwe under UNDP programme



Drammen, Norway (SPX) Jan 31, 2017
Eltek has announced a contract with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to provide complete photovoltaic solar solutions for 104 hospitals in Zimbabwe. Eltek will provide full delivery, installation, service and monitoring of the solar systems which use Eltek's breakthrough Rectiverter technology as a key component. The Rectiverter combines the functions of a rectifier and an inverter. With a modular design, these solar power solutions can easily be adapted to different requirements ... read more

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100 percent renewable energy sources require overcapacity
Germany decided to go nuclear-free by 2022. A CO2-emission-free electricity supply system based on intermittent sources, such as wind and solar - or photovoltaic (PV) - power could replace nuclear p ... more
TECH SPACE
New class of materials could revolutionize biomedical, alternative energy industries
Polyhedral boranes, or clusters of boron atoms bound to hydrogen atoms, are transforming the biomedical industry. These manmade materials have become the basis for the creation of cancer therapies, ... more
SOLAR DAILY
France issues first 'green bonds' with record 7 bln euro sale
France has issued its first "green bonds" with a record seven billion euro ($7.5 billion) sale, paving the way for the establishment of a genuine market in renewable energy bonds. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Scientists lay foundations for new type of solar cell
An interdisciplinary team of researchers has laid the foundations for an entirely new type of photovoltaic cell. In this new method, infrared radiation is converted into electrical energy using a di ... more
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A big nano boost for solar cells
Solar cells convert light into electricity. While the sun is one source of light, the burning of natural resources like oil and natural gas can also be harnessed. However, solar cells do not c ... more
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Earth's orbital variations and sea ice synch glacial periods
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Arctic melt ponds form when meltwater clogs ice pores
When spring comes to the Arctic, the breakup of the cold winter ice sheets starts at the surface with the formation of melt ponds. These pools of melted snow and ice darken the surface of the ice, i ... more
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Capital One invests big in SolarReserve's Crescent Dunes solar energy project
Leading investors around the world are looking for innovative companies and technologies that are part of the clean energy revolution, recognizing the tremendous economic and job creation opportunit ... more
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Xinhua: U.S. wasting opportunity in clean energy
Decoupling the U.S. economy from the renewable energy sector might not work as designed, a column in China's official Xinhua News Agency read. ... more


Asia Pacific to gain edge in low-carbon growth

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Rooftop Solar in the Spotlight at the World Future Energy Summit Solar Expo
Rooftop solar energy will help drive renewable energy to the next stage of its development in the Middle East and South Asian markets, according to leading industry figures at the World Future Energ ... more
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Astronergy receives licence to import 100 MW of solar modules to Turkey
Astronergy is among the few international manufacturers of solar modules to receive an import licence from the Turkish Ministry of Economics. The German company is permitted to supply a total of 100 ... more

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DuPont Industrial Biosciences to develop new high-efficiency biogas enzyme method
DuPont Industrial Biosciences has been awarded a grant from the European Commission to demonstrate high-efficiency enzyme production to increase biogas yields as part of the DEMETER project, funded from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program. Enzyme technology has been proven to improve biogas yields and process robustne ... more
Populus dataset holds promise for biofuels, materials, metabolites

Handheld Sensor Unit Determines Biofuel Content Of Diesel Blends

Dual-purpose biofuel crops could extend production, increase profits

Making AI systems that see the world as humans do
A Northwestern University team developed a new computational model that performs at human levels on a standard intelligence test. This work is an important step toward making artificial intelligence systems that see and understand the world as humans do. "The model performs in the 75th percentile for American adults, making it better than average," said Northwestern Engineering's Ken Forbu ... more
NASA develops AI for future exploration of extraterrestrial subsurface oceans

Over to you, automation

Swarm of underwater robots mimics ocean life

Prysmian UK to supply land cable connections for East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm
Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has secured a Pounds 27 million contract with East Anglia One Limited to supply and install the land cable connection for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm. Comprising of 102 turbines, the Pounds 2.5 billion wind farm will generate sufficient electricity to power 500,000 homes. The contract involves the ... more
Largest US offshore wind farm gets green light

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German prosecutors say probing former VW CEO for fraud
German prosecutors said Friday they were investigating Volkswagen's former chief executive Martin Winterkorn on suspicion of fraud over the "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, dealing a blow to the auto giant's attempts to move on from the crisis. Investigators say they have "sufficient indications" that Winterkorn may have known earlier than he has so far admitted about the cheating, a ... more
Paris experiments with driverless buses

Society set for head-on collision with driverless cars

New Zealand stimulates electric vehicle market

Former OPEC member Indonesia makes geothermal move
French energy company ENGIE said it was making a debut in geothermal energy with a commitment to help build a power plant in Indonesia. The French company is part of a consortium tasked with building the Muara Laboh geothermal plant in Indonesia, a former member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. The plant is backed by a $440 million finance agreement coordinated in p ... more
Electrocatalysis can advance green transition

Harnessing the energy of fireworks for fuel

UNIST researchers get green light to commercialize metal-air batteries

Georges Besse II plant reaches full enrichment capacity
The AREVA Georges Besse II enrichment plant successfully reached its full production capacity of 7.5 million SWUs1 in 2016, on schedule as planned. The plant has gradually been able to ramp up its activity thanks to the modularity of its production process. The most recent qualification tests carried out have confirmed the performance capabilities of the plant's equipment with its industri ... more
France takes key step towards closing ageing nuclear plant

International partnerships vital for UK nuclear energy

New technique could lead to safer, more efficient uranium extraction

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Iraq inks billion-dollar power plant deal with GE
Iraq signed a billion-dollar deal Thursday with US firm General Electric for the construction of two power plants aimed at easing the country's long-running electricity woes, the premier's office said. Under the deal, the power plants, each with a capacity of 750 megawatts, will be built in the provinces of Dhi Qar and Muthannah at a total cost of $1.05 billion, a statement from Haider al-Ab ... more
Nordic countries are bringing about an energy transition worth copying

China energy firm expands in crisis-hit Brazil

Europe to take up climate investment mantle

High-tech maps of tropical forest diversity identify new conservation targets
New remote sensing maps of the forest canopy in Peru test the strength of current forest protections and identify new regions for conservation effort, according to a report led by Carnegie's Greg Asner published in Science. Asner and his Carnegie Airborne Observatory team used their signature technique, called airborne laser-guided imaging spectroscopy, to identify preservation targets by ... more
Risk of tree species disappearing in central Africa 'a major concern,' say researchers

Forests 'held their breath' during global warming hiatus, research shows

Trees supplement income for rural farmers in Africa

Cosmologists a step closer to understanding quantum gravity
Cosmologists trying to understand how to unite the two pillars of modern science - quantum physics and gravity - have found a new way to make robust predictions about the effect of quantum fluctuations on primordial density waves, ripples in the fabric of space and time. Researchers from the University of Portsmouth have revealed quantum imprints left on cosmological structures in the very ... more
China to set up gravitational wave telescopes in Tibet

MIT researchers reveal new technique for measuring gravity

A population of neutron stars can generate gravitational waves continuously

First step towards photonic quantum network
Advanced photonic nanostructures are well on their way to revolutionising quantum technology for quantum networks based on light. Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have now developed the first building blocks needed to construct complex quantum photonic circuits for quantum networks. This rapid development in quantum networks is highlighted in an article in the prestigious scientific jou ... more
Theorists propose new class of topological metals with exotic electronic properties

Apple legal fight with Qualcomm spreads to China

Chip-sized, high-speed terahertz modulator raises possibility of faster data transmission

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Toxic mercury in aquatic life could spike with greater land runoff
A highly toxic form of mercury could jump by 300 to 600 percent in zooplankton - tiny animals at the base of the marine food chain - if land runoff increases by 15 to 30 percent, according to a new study. And such an increase is possible due to climate change, according to the pioneering study by Rutgers University and other scientists published in Science Advances. "With climate change, w ... more
Synthetic chemicals: Ignored agents of global change

How India's 'Garden City' became garbage city

Cookware made with scrap metal contaminates food

China sentences former senior official to life term for graft
A Chinese court Monday sentenced a former top official to life in prison for corruption involving millions of dollars, the latest high-profile conviction in President Xi Jinping's crackdown on graft. Su Rong, 66, was a vice chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), a discussion body that is part of the Communist Party-controlled government structure. He ... more
Hong Kong leadership favourite testifies in corruption trial

Trump to ruffle feathers in Year of the Rooster

2016 baby bump after China relaxes one-child rule

New SkyGuardian variant of Predator B drone announced
SkyGuardian, a new variant of the Predator B unmanned aerial system that meets international standards for flying in civilian airspace, has been launched. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. said the "Type-Certifiable" variant is fully compliant with NATO's UAV System Airworthiness Requirements (defined in STANAG 4671) and Britain's DEFSTAN 00-970 standards. The company als ... more
Germany extends Heron drone lease contract

AUDS counter-UAV system achieves TRL-9 status

GenDyn offers Bluefin SandShark mini-drone for sale online

Japan 'space junk' collector in trouble
An experimental 'space junk' collector designed to pull rubbish from the Earth's orbit has run into trouble, Japanese scientists said Tuesday, potentially a new embarrassment for Tokyo's high-tech programme. Over 100 million pieces of garbage are thought to be whizzing around the planet, including cast-off equipment from old satellites and bits of rocket, which experts say pose a growing thr ... more
For this metal, electricity flows, but not the heat

Researchers in Kiel can control adhesive material remotely with light

NASA studies cosmic radiation to protect high-altitude travelers

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U.K. Defense Ministry finalizes laser weapon system contract
Britain's Ministry of Defense has awarded MBDA and other industry partners a $36 million contract to produce a Laser Directed Energy Weapon demonstrator. The contract, which aims to allow Britain's first laser weapon to enter service by the mid-2020s, will task contractors to assess the technology's capabilities. Project leaders hope to demonstrate the system in 2019. "The U.K. h ... more
U.S. Air Force issues RFP for aircraft laser weapons

Northrop Grumman to develop next-gen fighter laser system

UK to start laser gun program

NIST updates 'sweet' 1950s separation method to clean nanoparticles from organisms
Sometimes old-school methods provide the best ways of studying cutting-edge tech and its effects on the modern world. Giving a 65-year-old laboratory technique a new role, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have performed the cleanest separation to date of synthetic nanoparticles from a living organism. The new NIST method is expected to significantly ... more
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Ultra-precise chip-scale sensor detects unprecedentedly small changes at the nanoscale

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