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March 10, 2017
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SolarReserve Helps Netcare Lower Their Energy Costs



Johannesburg, South Africa (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
SolarReserve, a leading global energy developer with 246 megawatts of solar capacity already on-line in South Africa, has worked with Netcare Limited to roll out commercial sized solar PV rooftop installations at fifteen of its facilities, namely at the Netcare 911 head office in Midrand and fourteen Medicross family medical and dental centres across the country. The sites combined deliver about 720 kilowatts peak of solar power, with a cumulative production of over 950 megawatt-hours per year - s ... read more

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U.S. solar market set new record in 2016
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
The solar market in the United States had its best year on record in 2016, according to researchers with the Solar Energy Industries Association. ... more
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New study shines light on photosynthesis
Baton Rouge LA (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Terry Bricker, Moreland Family Professor in the Louisiana State University (LSU) Department of Biological Sciences, and colleagues at Palacky University in the Czech Republic and at the University o ... more
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Chemists create molecular 'leaf' that collects and stores solar power without solar panels
Bloomington IN (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
An international team of scientists led by Liang-shi Li at Indiana University has achieved a new milestone in the quest to recycle carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere into carbon-neutral fuels ... more
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Gaz Metro Acquires Standard Solar
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Gaz Metro Limited Partnership has announced the acquisition, through one of its subsidiaries, of Standard Solar, Inc., a leading solar energy firm specializing in the development, installation and f ... more
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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 bega ... 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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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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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
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Yeast cell factories make gas, jet fuel alternatives
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
Tel Aviv (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Rafael completes test firing with Protector USV
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
Essen, Germany (UPI) Mar 3, 2017
German company to store US wind energy in batteries in Texas
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
Breakthrough research for testing and arranging vertical axis wind turbines
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
Washington (AFP) March 7, 2017
Pressure mounts on Uber and CEO after missteps
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
A new approach to improving lithium-sulfur batteries
Newark DE (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are the power behind most modern portable electronics, including cell phones, tablets, laptops, fitness trackers, and smart watches. However, their energy density - that is, the amount of energy stored within a given amount of physical space, or mass - will need to be improved for these batteries to see widespread use in smart grid and electric transport applic ... more
Upton NY (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Imaging the inner workings of a sodium-metal sulfide battery for first time
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
ORNL study examines tungsten in extreme environments to improve fusion materials
Oxford UK (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Space energy technology restored to make power stations more efficient
UN nuclear chief set for third term
Vienna (AFP) March 8, 2017
The board of the UN atomic watchdog, which tracks Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, Wednesday backed Yukiya Amano to serve a third term as director general, the board's chairman said. The appointment for four more years still has to be approved by all members of the International Atomic Energy Agency's in September but this is seen as a formality. Amano, 69, a veteran Japanes ... more
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Completion of dismantling of nuclear facilities at the Cadarache MOX plant
Brussels (AFP) March 6, 2017
EU approves Hungary's Kremlin-backed nuclear plant
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
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
New research could trigger revolution in computer electronics manufacturing
Exeter UK (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
A pioneering new technique to produce cutting-edge, versatile microchips could revolutionize the speed, efficiency and capability of the next generation of computers. Researchers from the University of Exeter have developed an innovative new method to engineer computer chips more easily and cheaper than conventional methods. The discovery could revolutionise the production of optoelectroni ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Reducing conducting thin film surface roughness for electronics
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Hexagonal boron nitride enables the fabrication of 2-dimensional electronic memories
Manchester, England (UPI) Mar 1, 2017
Super-fast computer made from DNA 'grows as it computes'
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Environmental risks kill 1.7mn kids under 5 a year: WHO
Geneva (AFP) March 6, 2017
More than one in four deaths in children under five are linked to polluted environments, according to two new World Health Organization reports published Monday. Each year, environmental risks such as indoor and outdoor pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water and poor sanitation kill around 1.7 million children between the ages of one month and five years, the reports found. Harmful e ... more
Paris (AFP) March 3, 2017
City noise linked to hearing loss: study
Dhaka (AFP) March 6, 2017
Bangladesh orders shutdown of city tanneries
Karachi (AFP) March 5, 2017
Pakistan's financial capital Karachi turned 'into rubbish bin'
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 8, 2017
Leonardo subsidiary to buy laser technology company Daylight Solutions
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
U.S. Naval Research Lab develops light, transparent armor
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory scientists have developed and patented a transparent armor they say reduces weight while maintaining strong defensive properties. The armor is made from thermoplastic elastomers, rubbery polymers capable of being processed like thermoplastic plastics when heated. According to a study published by Ceresana in January 2015, the material can be melted, repeat ... more
Canberra (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
Space surveillance radar system fully operational
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Physicists design a device inspired by sonic screwdriver
Chicago IL (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Bubble-recoil could be used to cool microchips, even in space
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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
Small nanoparticles have surprisingly big effects on polymer nanocomposites
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Polymer nanocomposites mix particles billionths of a meter (nanometers, nm) in diameter with polymers, which are long molecular chains. Often used to make injection-molded products, they are common in automobiles, fire retardants, packaging materials, drug-delivery systems, medical devices, coatings, adhesives, sensors, membranes and consumer goods. When a team led by the Department of Energy's ... more
Warsaw, Poland (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Phonon nanoengineering: Vibrations of nanoislands dissipate heat more effectively
Evanston IL (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
Most complex nanoparticle crystal ever made by design
Houston TX (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Nano 'sandwich' offers unique properties


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