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March 02, 2017
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SOVENTIX developing solar parks of up to 140 megawatts in Alberta, Canada



Toronto, Canada (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
SOVENTIX Canada Inc. has commenced the development of several solar projects with a capacity of up to 140 megawatts (MWp) in Alberta, Canada. The six projects with a potential nameplate capacity from 15 to 45 MWp are located near Calgary and Edmonton. Building on Soventix Canada's success in the Ontario, the current projects will further drive the expansion of SOVENTIX in the Canadian solar market. "With our long-standing expertise in international markets and the use of best-in class technology, ... read more

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Alberta puts more weight behind solar power
Edmonton, Alberta (UPI) Feb 28, 2017
The provincial government in oil-rich Alberta said it was looking for a third party to help advance a program to incentivize solar power for its residents. ... more
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Lightsource Renewable Energy acquires residential portfolio
London, UK (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Lightsource Renewable Energy, Europe's leading solar energy company, has completed the purchase of a 1.32MWp portfolio of residential solar installations. The portfolio is comprised of 469 installat ... more
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meeco installed biggest solar energy plant in Zimbabwe
Zug, Switzerland (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Many companies in Africa are struggling with electricity scarcity, power cuts and the reliance on diesel generators. The current installation of the so far largest solar energy plant in Zimbabwe wit ... more
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Simple rule predicts when an ice age ends
London, UK (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
A simple rule can accurately predict when Earth's climate warms out of an ice age, according to new research led by UCL. In a new study published in Nature, researchers from UCL (University College ... more
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Prime Road and First Solar complete 18MW of Thai solar farms
Bangkok, Thailand (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Prime Road Group and First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) welcome the completion of four solar farms totaling 18 megawatts (MWDC) of capacity in Thailand. Located across the Ayutthaya and Pathum Thani P ... more
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U.S. renewables a job engine, trade groups say
Washington (UPI) Feb 22, 2017
A consortium of U.S. clean-energy groups said it was growth in the industries tied to renewable energy that were the ones creating more jobs. ... more
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Dream of energy-collecting windows is one step closer to reality
Minneapolis MN (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
Researchers at the University of Minnesota and University of Milano-Bicocca are bringing the dream of windows that can efficiently collect solar energy one step closer to reality thanks to high tech ... more
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Printable solar cells just got a little closer
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
A U of T Engineering innovation could make printing solar cells as easy and inexpensive as printing a newspaper. Dr. Hairen Tan and his team have cleared a critical manufacturing hurdle in the devel ... more
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Trina Solar modules eligible for calls for tenders in France
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Feb 21, 2017
Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "company"), a global leader in photovoltaic ("PV") modules, solutions, and services, has announced that its PV modules, after an official audit, ... more
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Accelerated chlorophyll reaction in microdroplets to reveal secret of photosynthesis
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Feb 14, 2017
DGIST announced that the research team of the fellow Hong-Gil Nam and the research team of Professor Richard N. Zere of Stanford University have found in their joint research that chlorophyll demeta ... more


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First Solar Awarded 140Mw Module Supply Contract For Australia'S Largest Solar Project
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Feb 14, 2017
First Solar, Inc. has been awarded the module supply contract for the 140 megawatt (MW)DC Sun Metals Solar Farm in North Queensland (QLD), Australia. It will be Australia's largest solar project onc ... more
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Governors tell Trump that China will reap low-carbon rewards
Washington (UPI) Feb 14, 2017
Strong economic powers like China may take over as the global leaders in renewable energy and leave the U.S. economy depending on Beijing, state governors said. ... more
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Magnolia Solar awarded US Patent for High Efficiency Multijunction Solar Cell
Rogers AR (SPX) Feb 14, 2017
Ecoark Holdings has announced its subsidiary Magnolia Solar, Inc. has recently been awarded a new U.S. patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The U.S. Patent No 9,543 ... more
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French government gets renewable energy endorsement
Brussels (UPI) Feb 10, 2017
A move by the French government to budget for more solar and hydropower projects on its grid was endorsed Friday by the European Commission. ... more

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Light-driven reaction converts carbon dioxide into fuel
Durham NC (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Duke University researchers have developed tiny nanoparticles that help convert carbon dioxide into methane using only ultraviolet light as an energy source. Having found a catalyst that can do this important chemistry using ultraviolet light, the team now hopes to develop a version that would run on natural sunlight, a potential boon to alternative energy. Chemists have long sought an eff ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
Biofuel produced by microalgae
Durham, N.C. (UPI) Feb 23, 2017
Scientists use nanoparticles, ultraviolet light to turn CO2 into fuel
Edmonton, Alberta (UPI) Feb 10, 2017
Alberta backing bioenergy programs
Tracking the movement of cyborg cockroaches
Raleigh, NC (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
New research from North Carolina State University offers insights into how far and how fast cyborg cockroaches - or biobots - move when exploring new spaces. The work moves researchers closer to their goal of using biobots to explore collapsed buildings and other spaces in order to identify survivors. NC State researchers have developed cockroach biobots that can be remotely controlled and ... more
Oxford, England (UPI) Feb 23, 2017
Study: Even 'benevolent bots' fight, sometimes for years
Lausanne, Switzerland (UPI) Feb 17, 2017
Scientists invent new, faster gait for six-legged robots
Chicago IL (SPX) Feb 14, 2017
Now you can 'build your own' bio-bot
Breakthrough research for testing and arranging vertical axis wind turbines
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
The sight of propeller-like rotating blades positioned high up the pole of a tall horizontal-axis wind turbine (HAWT) may be familiar to many. Often grouped in wind farms, HAWTs provide significant amounts of energy for local communities. One drawback to HAWTs is the large space they take up, needing to be placed far apart from each other. If placed too close together, the turbulence and wind ve ... more
Newark DE (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
US grid can handle more offshore wind power
Lansing, Mich. (UPI) Feb 16, 2017
Michigan meets renewable energy targets
Stavanger, Norway (UPI) Feb 9, 2017
British grid drawing power from new offshore wind farm
Kymeta aimes to deliver terabyte connectivity to the car of the future
Redmond WA (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Kymeta, has announced that its 20 cm mTenna satellite antenna subsystem module (ASM) for the consumer connected car industry, successfully connected to the Intelsat satellite constellation. This successful test continues Kymeta's progress toward bringing high throughput, secure mobile connectivity to the automotive industry and follows the partnership announced with Toyota Motor Corporation at t ... more
San Francisco (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
Tesla slips back into red but revenue grows
Hanover NH (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
Roads are driving rapid evolutionary change in our environment
Atlanta GA (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
Four-stroke engine cycle produces hydrogen from methane and captures CO2
Getting rid of the last bits of sulfur in fuel
Pasadena CA (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Scientists led by a team at Caltech have developed a new method for potentially removing nearly all sulfur compounds from gas and diesel fuel. Sulfur compounds in fuels such as gasoline and diesel create air pollution when the fuel is burned. To address that challenge, large-scale oil refinery processes remove the majority of sulfur from fuel down to a government-mandated level. The new te ... more
Livermore CA (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Confined nanoparticles improve hydrogen storage materials performance
Livermore CA (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Nano-sized hydrogen storage system increases efficiency
Vernon CA (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Romeo Power expands EV battery pack production in Southern California
Iran requests 950 tonnes of uranium from Kazakhstan
Tehran (AFP) Feb 25, 2017
Iran's nuclear chief said Saturday that the country had requested to buy 950 tonnes of uranium concentrate from Kazakhstan over the next three years to help develop its civil reactor programme. The request has been made to the body that oversees the nuclear deal signed between Iran and world powers in 2015. Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, told the ISNA news ... more
Pullman WA (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Researchers find new clues for nuclear waste cleanup
Manchester UK (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Next generation of nuclear robots will go where none have gone before
Paris (AFP) March 1, 2017
Areva narrows losses in 2016
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New Zealand lauded for renewables, but challenges remain
Wellington, New Zealand (UPI) Feb 21, 2017
Even with international praise for its renewable energy strategy, New Zealand's government said there is room for improvement. An annual review of the New Zealand energy sector from the International Energy Agency described the country as a "success story" for its ability to advance on low-carbon options like hydro-electric power and geothermal energy, all without government subsidies. ... more
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Feb 15, 2017
EU parliament backs draft carbon trading reforms
Taipei (AFP) Feb 12, 2017
Taiwan lantern makers go green for festival of lights
Washington (AFP) Feb 8, 2017
Republican ex-top diplomats propose a carbon tax
Indigenous protest in Honduras marks activist's murder
Tegucigalpa (AFP) March 1, 2017
/> About 600 mostly indigenous Hondurans held a protest in front of the Supreme Court on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of murdered activist Berta Caceres and further her campaign against a hydroelectric company. "Long live Berta. The struggle continues," yelled the crowd, which included workers, villagers, women and rights activists. The demonstration was held nearly a year after th ... more
Bristol, UK (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Forests to play major role in meeting Paris climate targets
Stirling, UK (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Forests worldwide threatened by drought
Syracuse, N.Y. (UPI) Feb 22, 2017
Study: The forest is getting farther away, especially in rural America
Cells adapt ultra-rapidly to zero gravity
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
Mammalian cells are optimally adapted to gravity. But what happens in the microgravity environment of space if the earth's pull disappears? Previously, many experiments exhibited cell changes - after hours or even days in zero gravity. Astronauts, however, returned to Earth without any severe health problems after long missions in space, which begs the question as to how capable cells are of ada ... more
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
'Gravitational noise' interferes with determining distant sources
Chicago IL (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
New method uses heat flow to levitate variety of objects
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 14, 2017
Increasing the sensitivity of next-generation gravitational wave detectors
Super-fast computer made from DNA 'grows as it computes'
Manchester, England (UPI) Mar 1, 2017
Scientists have used DNA molecules to create a new, super-fast computer that is capable of "growing as it computes." The research, detailed in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, is the first to prove the feasibility of a nondeterministic universal Turing machine, or NUTM. Until now, such a computing entity existed only in theory. "Imagine a computer is searching a maze a ... more
Beijing (AFP) Feb 28, 2017
Chinese tech giant eyes global market with custom chip
Stanford CA (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
Artificial synapse for neural networks
Edmonton, Canada (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
Combining the ultra-fast with the ultra-small
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Study finds high levels of toxic chemicals in house cats
Stockholm (UPI) Feb 24, 2017
Your cat is a repository for chemicals in your home. As scientists suspected, tests show harmful chemicals can accumulate in the blood of healthy cats. Researchers measured significantly elevated levels of brominated flame retardants, BFRs, in feline blood samples. BFRs are a class of chemical compounds used to make electronics, clothes and furniture less combustible. Studies have shown ... more
Jerusalem (AFP) March 1, 2017
Israel court orders toxic chemical tank emptied
Manila (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage on Philippine miners
Hanoi (AFP) Feb 22, 2017
Vietnam to punish officials over mass fish deaths
Beijing's shanties: Towns of hope and despair
Beijing (AFP) March 1, 2017
A nerve centre for migrant workers who stream in from around the country in search of a better life, Black Bridge Village is a place of industry and desperation. Posters on the wall offer easy money for blood donations: 400 ml - almost one US pint - earns between 400 and 500 yuan, enough to pay the rent for a small room. Ramshackle structures of brick, corrugated iron and wood have mu ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Feb 27, 2017
Activists gatecrash meeting of Hong Kong leadership hopeful
Hong Kong (AFP) Feb 28, 2017
China's favourite wins strong backing in Hong Kong leadership race
Hong Kong (AFP) March 1, 2017
Hong Kong rebel lawmakers fight parliament ban
Leonardo rotary drone demonstrator program enters phase 2
London (UPI) Feb 28, 2017
The U.K. Ministry of Defense and Leonardo will move forward with phase 2 of the Rotary Wing Unmanned Air System Demonstrator program. The program, referred to as RWUAS CCD Phase 2, is a two-year agreement that aims to identify, develop and explore plans to integrate rotary-wing capabilities with military unmanned aircraft. "Supported by our rising defense budget and 178 billion pounds ... more
Yinchuan, China (UPI) Feb 28, 2017
Chinese drone Wing-Loong II conducts maiden flight
Geelong, Australia (UPI) Feb 27, 2017
GA-ASI forms team to supply Reaper drones to Australia
Washington (UPI) Feb 24, 2017
U.S. Air Force to retire MQ-1 Predator drone in 2018
New X-ray glasses concentrate, strengthen laser beams
Hamburg, Germany (UPI) Mar 1, 2017
Scientists at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, or DESY, the German research center, have created laser beams with record strength and precision using X-ray glasses. The lens can successfully concentrate 75 percent of a laser beam onto a spot just 250 nanometers wide - precision approaching upon the theoretical limit. "Only a few materials are available for making suitable X ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
When Rocket Science Meets X-ray Science
Denver CO (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
York Space partners with Metropolitan State for Denver satellite facility
Zurich, Switzerland (UPI) Feb 28, 2017
Scientists forgo kiln, bake ceramics with pressure
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Directed energy atmospheric lens could revolutionise future battlefields
London, UK (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
Within the next fifty years, scientists at BAE Systems believe that battlefield commanders could deploy a new type of directed energy laser and lens system, called a Laser Developed Atmospheric Lens which is capable of enhancing commanders' ability to observe adversaries' activities over much greater distances than existing sensors. At the same time, the lens could be used as a form of 'de ... more
London (UPI) Jan 6, 2017
U.K. Defense Ministry finalizes laser weapon system contract
Washington (UPI) Jan 6, 2017
U.S. Air Force issues RFP for aircraft laser weapons
Redondo Beach, Calif. (UPI) Nov 2, 2016
Northrop Grumman to develop next-gen fighter laser system
Scientists create a nano-trampoline to probe quantum behavior
Ramat Gan, Israel (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
A research group from Bar-Ilan University, in collaboration with French colleagues at CNRS Grenoble, has developed a unique experiment to detect quantum events in ultra-thin films. This novel research, to be published in the scientific journal Nature Communications, enhances the understanding of basic phenomena that occur in nano-sized systems close to absolute zero temperature. A phase tr ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Nano 'sandwich' offers unique properties
Lincoln NB (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Scientists decipher the nanoscale architecture of a beetle's shell
Tempe AZ (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
Switched-on DNA spark nano-electronic applications


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