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March 14, 2017
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Iran and Middle East could adopt fully renewable electricity systems



Lappeenranta, Finland (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Iran can transition to a fully renewable electricity system and financially benefit from it by 2030. Researchers at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) show that major oil-producing countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region could turn their abundant renewable energy resources into lucrative business opportunities in less than two decades. According to the study, a fully renewable electricity system (100% RE) is roughly 50-60 percent cheaper than other emission-free energy ... read more

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EU funding renewable energy efforts in Algeria
Brussels (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Algeria, a member of OPEC, will get support in its efforts to diversify its economy with a $42.7 million package supporting renewable energy, the EU said. ... more
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One of the largest Solar Manufacturers in the US increases production capacity
Jackson MS (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Seraphim Solar has entered into their next phase of development- on target with initial projections. With 160MW of manufacturing capacity online as a component of its Phase 1 operation in Jackson, M ... more
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Installation of solar solutions on Jumby Bay island completed
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
The twin-island state Antigua and Barbuda has taken a leading role in terms of clean energy supply in the Caribbean. This leadership has now once again been strengthened through the completion of el ... more
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Perovskite edges can be tuned for optoelectronic performance
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
In the eternal search for next generation high-efficiency solar cells and LEDs, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and their partners are creating innovative 2D layered hybrid perovskites ... 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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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 in ... 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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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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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


King County Metro signs Urban Solar on for rare 10 year contract

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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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Petrol and jet fuel alternatives are produced by yeast cell factories
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
There have been many attempts to modify this stubborn little enzyme, but none have succeeded. Until now. With new findings from Chalmers University of Technology, the fatty acid synthase (FAS) enzyme has started to produce sustainable chemicals for biofuels. The results were recently published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology. We are in great need of sustainable and clean alternative ... more
University Park PA (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Energy crop production on conservation lands may not boost greenhouse gases
Pullman WA (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Tree growth model assists breeding for more wood
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Yeast cell factories make gas, jet fuel alternatives
Songs that make robots cry
Osaka, Japan (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Music, more than any art, is a beautiful mix of science and emotion. It follows a set of patterns almost mathematically to extract feelings from its audience. Machines that make music focus on these patterns, but give little consideration to the emotional response of their audience. An international research team led by Osaka University together with Tokyo Metropolitan University, imec in Belgiu ... more
Bethesda MD (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
DARPA robotic servicing program has become stalled
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
Flagship English Channel wind farm nears completion
London (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
The first turbines for the English Channel's Rampion wind farm, which will meet the demands of nearly 347,000 homes, are installed, a German company said. German energy company E.ON said the first of the 116 turbines were installed off the coast of Sussex during the weekend. With a peak capacity of 400 megawatts, the Rampion wind farm will meet the average demands of nearly 347,000 aver ... more
Paris (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
French, Spanish companies set for more wind power off coast of France
Washington DC (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
Wind energy gaining traction, U.S. trade group says
Essen, Germany (UPI) Mar 3, 2017
German company to store US wind energy in batteries in Texas
'Global startup' vows autonomous car by 2020 in US
Washington (AFP) March 10, 2017
A "global startup" which makes electric racing vehicles unveiled plans Friday to sell a fully autonomous electric car in the US market by 2020. The company called Nio, founded by Chinese entrepreneur William Li and with offices in Silicon Valley, Europe and China, unveiled a prototype of the vehicle called Eve at the South by Southwest tech conference in Austin, Texas. According to a Nio ... more
Jerusalem (AFP) March 13, 2017
Intel buying Israeli car tech firm Mobileye for $15 bn
Hong Kong (AFP) March 10, 2017
Uber backlash after Hong Kong drivers found guilty by court
Shanghai (AFP) March 10, 2017
China auto sales jump in February: industry group
Discovery in new material raises questions about theoretical models of superconductivity
Ames IA (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory has successfully created the first pure, single-crystal sample of a new iron arsenide superconductor, CaKFe4As4, and studies of this material have called into question some long-standing theoretical models of superconductivity. The material is notable for having the high superconducting temperature of 35K without the need for small amounts of addit ... more
Sydney (AFP) March 12, 2017
Australia PM, Musk discuss offer to fix power woes
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
ORNL study examines tungsten in extreme environments to improve fusion materials
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
ABB delivers first urban battery storage solution in Denmark to support renewables
Potential approach to how radioactive elements could be 'fished out' of nuclear waste
Manchester UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Manchester scientists have revealed how arsenic molecules might be used to 'fish out' the most toxic elements from radioactive nuclear waste - a breakthrough that could make the decommissioning industry even safer and more effective. Elizabeth Wildman, a PhD student in the research group led by Professor Steve Liddle based at The University of Manchester, has reported the first examples of ... more
London, UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
The EIC and Nuclear AMRC sign MoU
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Completion of dismantling of nuclear facilities at the Cadarache MOX plant
Vienna (AFP) March 8, 2017
UN nuclear chief set for third term
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
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
Huge swathe of Australian mangroves 'die of thirst'
Sydney (AFP) March 13, 2017
Thousands of hectares of mangroves in Australia's remote north "died of thirst" last year, scientists said Tuesday, in the largest climate-related incident of its kind ever recorded. Some 7,400 hectares (18,000 acres), stretching 1,000 kilometres across the semi-arid Gulf of Carpentaria, perished, according to researchers from Australia's James Cook University. The so-called die-back - ... more
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
How nature creates forest diversity
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
International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit 2018 - March 27-28 - Atlanta USA
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
Single molecule switch
Konstanz, Germany (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
The theoretical physicists Junior Professor Fabian Pauly and his postdoc Dr. Safa G. Bahoosh now succeeded in a team of experimental physicists and chemists in demonstrating a reliable and reproducible single molecule switch. The basis for this switch is a specifically synthesized molecule with special properties. This is an important step towards realising fundamental ideas of molecular e ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Reducing conducting thin film surface roughness for electronics
Minneapolis MN (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Researchers flip a magnetic memory cell with a light pulse at record speed
Boston MA (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
New way to tune electronic energy levels may lead to valleytronic devices
Ethiopia rubbish landslide death toll soars to 65
Addis Ababa (AFP) March 13, 2017
At least 65 people were killed in a giant landslide at Ethiopia's largest rubbish dump this weekend, officials said Monday, in a tragedy that saw entire families including children buried alive. "The rescue operation is still ongoing, security personnel and rescuers are trying their level best" to locate any possible survivors, while searching for the dead, Communication Minister Negeri Lenc ... more
Geneva (AFP) March 6, 2017
Environmental risks kill 1.7mn kids under 5 a year: WHO
Paris (AFP) March 3, 2017
City noise linked to hearing loss: study
Dhaka (AFP) March 6, 2017
Bangladesh orders shutdown of city tanneries
Tillerson to East Asia in shadow of North Korea threat
Washington (AFP) March 13, 2017
With North Korea's drive to field a nuclear-armed missile rapidly emerging as President Donald Trump's first foreign crisis, his top diplomat is heading to a nervous region. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, a former oil executive with no government experience, has yet to make an impact in Washington, where he has not even appointed a senior staff. But this week he will head as emissa ... more
Beijing (AFP) March 12, 2017
Punishment of rights lawyers top 2016 achievement: China
Beijing (AFP) March 13, 2017
China lawmakers draft rules against defaming 'heroes'
Sanya, China (AFP) March 13, 2017
Sun-seeking retirees flock to 'China's Florida'
US military deploys attack drones to S. Korea
Washington (AFP) March 13, 2017
The US Army is permanently stationing an attack drone system and its support personnel in South Korea amid ongoing tensions with the North, a Defense Department spokesman said Monday. Officials said the deployment, due by next year, was not unique to South Korea and was being conducted across the Army to provide infantry divisions with better intelligence. But the announcement comes just ... more
London (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Leonardo subsidiary to buy laser technology company Daylight Solutions
London (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
Kelvin Hughes launching counter-drone system
London (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
Hughes to provide satellite communications for SkyGuardian drones
Orbiting in sunshine
Paris (ESA) Mar 13, 2017
Following three days of intensive work, mission control has declared the newly launched Sentinel-2B satellite fit and ready for commissioning. The 1100 kg Sentinel was launched on Tuesday atop a Vega rocket from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Joining its orbiting twin, the new satellite will double the high-resolution coverage from the Sentinel-2 mission for the EU's Copernicus env ... more
Washington (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
Cancer-Causing Radiation Biggest Threat to Humans on Deep Space Missions
Boston MA (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Conquering metal fatigue
Munich, Germany (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Polymer-coated silicon nanosheets - an alternative to graphene
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Inside China's High-Tech Space-Based Laser Arsenal
New Delhi (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
In an effort to counteract a network of US navigation, intelligence, and communication satellites capable of unmatched precision strikes, China is developing its own arsenal of electromagnetic railguns, powerful microwave weapons, and high-powered lasers. This weaponry could feature in future space-based 'light war' satellite attacks. Researchers, Zeng Yu-quang, Wang Zhi-hong, and Gao Ming ... more
London, UK (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
Directed energy atmospheric lens could revolutionise future battlefields
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
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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