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March 08, 2017
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King County Metro signs Urban Solar on for rare 10 year contract



Seattle WA (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
In an unprecedented move, King County Metro (Metro) granted Urban Solar a decade-long contract to provide solar LED lighting solutions for its transit shelters and stops. The relationship began in 2011 when Metro signed Urban Solar on for a five-year contract for its PV-Shelter solar systems. Urban Solar was able to transform Metro's flat shelter roof solar lighting systems and implement a solar lighting system to custom fit Metro's new barrel roof architecture. King County Metro is one of t ... read more

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DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions Introduces New Solamet
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
As the industry leader in solar solutions that delivers proven power and lasting value for customers around the world, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions introduced new innovations for its DuPont Solamet ... more
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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 fro ... 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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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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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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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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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
TECH SPACE
Cooling roofs and other structures with no energy
Boulder CO (SPX) Feb 10, 2017
A team of University of Colorado Boulder engineers has developed a scalable manufactured metamaterial - an engineered material with extraordinary properties not found in nature - to act as a kind of ... 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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Turning food waste into tires
Wooster OH (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Tomorrow's tires could come from the farm as much as the factory. Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered that food waste can partially replace the petroleum-based filler that has been used in manufacturing tires for more than a century. In tests, rubber made with the new fillers exceeds industrial standards for performance, which may ultimately open up new applications for rubb ... more
Pasadena CA (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
New materials could turn water into the fuel of the future
Pullman WA (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Novel 3-D manufacturing leads to highly complex, bio-like materials
Pullman WA (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Tree growth model assists breeding for more wood
DARPA robotic servicing program has become stalled
Bethesda MD (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
DARPA has been developing a program that will leverage successes in space robotics in order to accelerate in-orbit servicing of satellites. Of particular interest are the satellites that populate the geosynchronous orbit at about 36,000 km above Earth. There are hundreds of these vehicles that operate as military, civil and commercial satellite assets. However, once launched, there is no w ... more
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
Shape-shifting molecular robots respond to DNA signals
Providence RI (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Robot uses social feedback to fetch objects intelligently
Washington (UPI) Mar 2, 2017
Switzerland taps Kongsberg for Protector weapon system
Wind energy gaining traction, U.S. trade group says
Washington DC (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
Wind energy in the United States is making a case for itself as a cheap source of energy that steers revenue to rural America, an industry trade group said. Federal data show five state - Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, North Dakota and South Dakota - each sourced more than 20 percent of their electricity from wind power last year to lead the nation. "Wind is now cheaply and reliably s ... more
Paris (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
French, Spanish companies set for more wind power off coast of France
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
Breakthrough research for testing and arranging vertical axis wind turbines
Essen, Germany (UPI) Mar 3, 2017
German company to store US wind energy in batteries in Texas
Australia sues Audi, Volkswagen over emissions cheating
Sydney (AFP) March 8, 2017
Australia's consumer watchdog Wednesday launched court action against Volkswagen and its subsidiary Audi over an emissions cheating scandal, claiming they engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) alleged Audi had installed so-called defeat software to produce lower levels of harmful nitrogen oxides during testing than under normal ... more
Oslo (AFP) March 6, 2017
Norway says half of new cars now electric or hybrid
Beijing (AFP) March 6, 2017
Volkswagen to recall over 680,000 Audis in China
Washington (AFP) March 7, 2017
Pressure mounts on Uber and CEO after missteps
Space energy technology restored to make power stations more efficient
Oxford UK (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Satellite-powering technology that was abandoned decades ago has been reinvented to potentially work with traditional power stations to help them convert heat to electricity more efficiently, meaning we would need less fossil fuel to burn for power. A new study in Nano Energy presents a prototype energy converter, which uses graphene instead of metal, making it almost seven times more efficient. ... more
Livermore CA (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Confined nanoparticles improve hydrogen storage materials performance
Houston TX (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
New path suggested for nuclear fusion
Richland WA (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
Tweaking electrolyte makes better lithium-metal batteries
EU approves Hungary's Kremlin-backed nuclear plant
Brussels (AFP) March 6, 2017
EU authorities on Monday approved a controversial nuclear expansion project in Hungary that is heavily backed by Russia. The approval removes the last roadblock to the 12.5 billion euro ($13.2 billion) expansion of Hungary's only nuclear facility, which Russia is financing by 80 percent even as tensions between Europe and the Kremlin run high. The European Commission "has approved this s ... more
Paris (AFP) March 1, 2017
Areva narrows losses in 2016
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
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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
How nature creates forest diversity
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Forests, especially tropical forests, are home to thousands of species of trees - sometimes tens to hundreds of tree species in the same forest - a level of biodiversity ecologists have struggled to explain. In a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), researchers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and thei ... more
Bangkok (AFP) March 2, 2017
The battle to save Bangkok's 'Green Lung'
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
Ancient peoples shaped the Amazon rainforest
Tegucigalpa (AFP) March 1, 2017
Indigenous protest in Honduras marks activist's murder
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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Bangladesh orders shutdown of city tanneries
Dhaka (AFP) March 6, 2017
A Bangladeshi court on Monday ordered the government to shut down more than 100 tanneries in Dhaka after they were accused of dumping huge amounts of toxic waste into the city's main river. The High Court ruling followed a petition by Bangladeshi environmentalists, who have accused the government of failing to enforce earlier orders to clean up the tanneries. "The court told the administ ... more
Geneva (AFP) March 6, 2017
Environmental risks kill 1.7mn kids under 5 a year: WHO
Karachi (AFP) March 5, 2017
Pakistan's financial capital Karachi turned 'into rubbish bin'
East Lansing MI (SPX) Mar 06, 2017
A Trump twist - Environment over economy in Michigan
Shared bikes grind Shanghai's gears
Shanghai (AFP) March 3, 2017
Shanghai has impounded thousands of brightly coloured bikes placed on city streets by cycle-sharing companies, in the latest sign of impatience with an explosion of the haphazardly-parked two-wheelers. The bike-sharing sector has become one of the fastest-growing industries in the country, with users typically renting the bicycles for short periods by first unlocking them through the use of ... more
Beijing (AFP) March 1, 2017
Beijing's shanties: Towns of hope and despair
Hong Kong (AFP) March 1, 2017
Hong Kong rebel lawmakers fight parliament ban
Hong Kong (AFP) Feb 27, 2017
Activists gatecrash meeting of Hong Kong leadership hopeful
Kelvin Hughes launching counter-drone system
London (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
Britain's Kelvin Hughes is launching a drone detection and tracking system based on its SharpEye X-Band radar receiver technology. The new system, called SMS-D, provides continuously updated bearing, distance, altitude and velocity data. It identifies targets automatically through its video tracking system, ensuring that any remedial or defensive action can be quickly implemented ... more
London (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
Hughes to provide satellite communications for SkyGuardian drones
Jacksonville FL (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
Drone Aviation Delivers Enhanced WASP Tactical Aerostat to DoD
San Diego (UPI) Mar 1, 2017
Northrop Grumman begins flight tests with MS-177 sensor
Aireon and Thales Begin Validation of Space-Based ADS-B Data
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Aireon has announced that Thales has officially begun the testing and validation of the Aireon space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) data. Initially signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in June of 2015, the start of data validation marks a major milestone for Aireon and Thales' efforts to ensure the successful integration of space-based ADS-B into the TopSky-ATC ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Bubble-recoil could be used to cool microchips, even in space
Canberra (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
Space surveillance radar system fully operational
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Coffee-ring effect leads to crystallization control
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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
Most complex nanoparticle crystal ever made by design
Evanston IL (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
The most complex crystal designed and built from nanoparticles has been reported by researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Michigan. The work demonstrates that some of nature's most complicated structures can be deliberately assembled if researchers can control the shapes of the particles and the way they connect using DNA. "This is a tour de force demonstration of wh ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Nano 'sandwich' offers unique properties
Ramat Gan, Israel (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Scientists create a nano-trampoline to probe quantum behavior
Lincoln NB (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Scientists decipher the nanoscale architecture of a beetle's shell


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