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March 21, 2017
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New solar energy plant to be installed on Barbuda



London, UK (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
The government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) further strives toward the realisation of generating 20 per cent of its electricity from renewable energy resources by the year 2020. The installation of a 150 kWp clean power project on the Caribbean twin islands state, to be implemented shortly by the clean energy provider PV Energy Limited, marks the first step in Barbuda towards the final goal of 1MWp. The grid-connected 150 kWp solar energy solution in Barbuda, diligently planned and adjusted to th ... read more

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Study IDs link between sugar signaling and regulation of oil production in plants
Upton NY (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Even plants have to live on an energy budget. While they're known for converting solar energy into chemical energy in the form of sugars, plants have sophisticated biochemical mechanisms for regulat ... more
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Nanotube film may resolve longevity problem of challenger solar cells
Espoo, Finland (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Five years ago, the world started to talk about third-generation solar cells that challenged the traditional silicon cells with a cheaper and simpler manufacturing process that used less energy. Met ... more
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EU close to 2020 renewable energy target
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
Members of the European Union are about 3 percentage points away from meeting their 2020 objectives for renewable energy, its statistics office reported. ... more
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Nuera Solar Announces Partnership with The Solar Village Project
Barrington RI (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Nuera Solar has announced a partnership with the Solar Village Project, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that delivers light and power to communities in Africa, India, and Polynesia. The p ... more
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Scientists harness solar power to produce clean hydrogen from biomass
Cambridge, UK (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has developed a way of using solar power to generate a fuel that is both sustainable and relatively cheap to produce. It's using natural light to ... 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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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 countrie ... more


New study shines light on photosynthesis

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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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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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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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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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Study IDs link between sugar signaling and regulation of oil production in plants
Upton NY (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Even plants have to live on an energy budget. While they're known for converting solar energy into chemical energy in the form of sugars, plants have sophisticated biochemical mechanisms for regulating how they spend that energy. Making oils costs a lot. By exploring the details of this delicate energy balance, a group of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National ... more
Hampton VA (SPX) Mar 16, 2017
NASA Study Confirms Biofuels Reduce Jet Engine Pollution
Cambridge, UK (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Scientists harness solar power to produce clean hydrogen from biomass
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Petrol and jet fuel alternatives are produced by yeast cell factories
Origami-inspired Robot Can Hitch a Ride with a Rover
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 21, 2017
The next rovers to explore another planet might bring along a scout. The Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER) in development at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, was inspired by origami. Its lightweight design is capable of flattening itself, tucking in its wheels and crawling into places rovers can't fit. Over the past year and a half, PUFFER has been tested ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Toward Machines that Improve with Experience
Boston MA (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
'Tree-on-a-chip' passively pumps water for days
Osaka, Japan (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
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North Carolina ready for offshore wind energy auction
Washington (UPI) Mar 16, 2017
More than 100,000 acres off the coast of North Carolina go on the auction block Thursday for potential wind energy development, the U.S. government said. The U.S. Department of Interior pounded the gavel to open the seventh offshore wind auction, putting 122,405 acres off the North Carolina coast on the block for commercial wind energy leasing. In August 2014, the Bureau of Ocean ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
North Carolina offshore wind hailed as job creator
London (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Flagship English Channel wind farm nears completion
Paris (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
French, Spanish companies set for more wind power off coast of France
Intel deal may fuel Israel's rise as builder of car brains
Jerusalem (AFP) March 17, 2017
Intel's $15-billion purchase of Israeli firm Mobileye could help fuel the country's rise in the driverless car industry - not as a builder of vehicles, but as the brains behind them. Monday's deal, the largest ever in Israel's tech sector, could help boost trade despite the fact no commercial cars are assembled in the country. The self-styled "startup nation" has no real tradition of au ... more
Paris (AFP) March 15, 2017
Renault chiefs implicated in decades-long emissions fraud: probe
New York (AFP) March 16, 2017
More gas guzzlers due to Trump? Not necessarily
Washington (AFP) March 15, 2017
US launches probe after hoverboard fire kills two-year-old
TU Graz researchers show that enzyme function inhibits battery ageing
Graz, Austria (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
It has been known in biology for a long time that the excited oxygen molecule singlet oxygen is the main cause of ageing in cells. To counter this, nature uses an enzyme called superoxide dismutase to eliminate superoxide as a free radical. Superoxide also occurs in cell respiration for energy production and is the preliminary stage and thus source of singlet oxygen. TU Graz's Stefan Freun ... more
Sydney (AFP) March 15, 2017
Headphone batteries explode on flight to Australia
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
New feedback system could allow greater control over fusion plasma
Nuremberg, Germany (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Exhaust fumes as a resource
Loss-hit Toshiba nosedives on fears about future
Tokyo (AFP) March 15, 2017
Toshiba shares plunged Wednesday as fears grow about the future of one of Japan's best-known firms, hit by massive losses and accounting fraud allegations at its US nuclear unit. The Tokyo-listed stock dropped as much as 13.62 percent at one point, with concerns that the embattled company's shares could be delisted from the bourse. Toshiba ended the day at 189.5 yen ($1.65), down 12.22 p ... more
London, UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
The EIC and Nuclear AMRC sign MoU
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
German energy company RWE evolving for success
Manchester UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Potential approach to how radioactive elements could be 'fished out' of nuclear waste
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Emissions flat for three years in a row, IEA says
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
Through the use of more natural gas and renewables, the United States and China, the lead world economies, helped keep global emissions flat, the IEA said. The International Energy Agency reported Friday that global energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide, a potent greenhouse gas, were flat in 2016 for the third year in a row, even as the global economy grew. "These three year ... more
Sussex, UK (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
New research urges a rethink on global energy subsidies
Paris (AFP) March 17, 2017
CO2 stable for 3rd year despite global growth: IEA
Wellington, New Zealand (UPI) Feb 21, 2017
New Zealand lauded for renewables, but challenges remain
Late US billionaire's record land gift lays Chile row to rest
Santiago (AFP) March 18, 2017
Douglas Tompkins's widow vividly remembers the suspicions the late billionaire raised when he started buying up land in Patagonia, the natural paradise at the bottom of South America. Some accused him of preparing a storage site for American nuclear waste, she says. Others said he was starting a cult, still others that he wanted to launch a Jewish state - even though he was raised Episcopal ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Did humans create the Sahara desert?
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
Louisiana wetlands hurting from accelerated sea level rise
Sydney (AFP) March 13, 2017
Huge swathe of Australian mangroves 'die of thirst'
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
Liquid fuel for future computers
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Researchers at ETH Zurich and IBM Research Zurich have built a tiny redox flow battery. This means that future computer chip stacks - in which individual chips are stacked like pancakes to save space and energy - could be supplied with electrical power and cooled at the same time by such integrated flow batteries. In a flow battery, an electrochemical reaction is used to produce electricity out ... more
Osaka, Japan (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Simultaneous detection of multiple spin states in a single quantum dot
Dallas TX (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Unexpected, star-spangled find may lead to advanced electronics
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Bushwhacking into Unexplored Transistor Territories
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China's severe winter haze tied to effects of global climate change
Atlanta GA (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
China's severe winter air pollution problems may be worsened by changes in atmospheric circulation prompted by Arctic sea ice loss and increased Eurasian snowfall - both caused by global climate change. Modeling and data analysis done by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology suggest that sea ice and snowfall changes have shifted China's winter monsoon, helping create stagnant ... more
Washington (AFP) March 15, 2017
Trump to undo Obama auto emission rules: official
Jakarta (AFP) March 17, 2017
Indonesia summons UK envoy over coral reef destruction
Miami (AFP) March 16, 2017
Trump budget 'cripples' environment, science, critics say
Warhol Mao portrait goes under the hammer in Hong Kong
Hong Kong (AFP) March 17, 2017
An Andy Warhol portrait of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong will be auctioned in Hong Kong in a landmark sale that could fetch $15 million - but mainland buyers may be wary of putting in a bid. The classic 1973 screen print by the legendary US pop artist will go under the hammer at Sotheby's next month with the highest estimate the auction house has ever seen for a painting in Asia. It ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) March 17, 2017
Hong Kong protesters jailed for 3 years for anti-China clashes
Hong Kong (AFP) March 18, 2017
Fashion renaissance: from slick city to hip Hong Kong
Beijing (AFP) March 14, 2017
'Tell it like it is': China delegate rips meek Congress
FAA Approval Could Mean Big Things for UAS Adoption
McLean VA (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
arlier this year there was an announcement that could usher in a new era for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the United States. The Northern Plains UAS Test Site in North Dakota became the first such facility authorized to conduct beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations for UAS. By giving Northern Plains its stamp of approval, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is helping ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
Heron 1 UAV becomes operational in Singapore
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Rakuten and AirMap announce joint venture to bring unmanned traffic management platform to Japan
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Progress Toward an Ability to Recover Unmanned Aerial Vehicles on the Fly
Using lasers to create ultra-short pulses
Nuremberg, Germany (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Physicists at Friedrich-Alexander Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg (FAU) have entered new territory with regard to the pulsing of electron beams. Their method could soon be used to develop electron microscopes suitable for ultra-short time scales such as needed for observing the motion of atoms. Electron microscopes have opened up a whole new world to researchers: state-of-the-art scanning an ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
The strangeness of slow dynamics
Bethesda MD (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Ecosystem For Near-Earth Space Control
Toulouse, France (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Airbus ships first high-power all-electric EUTELSAT 172B satellite to Kourou for Eutelsat
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Lockheed Martin designs future U.S. Army laser vehicle
Washington (UPI) Mar 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin has completed its designs, development and demonstrations for a 60 kW-class laser defense system to be delivered to the U.S. Army. The system is a vehicle-mounted platform to be used to defend ground-based assets against unmanned aerial vehicles and artillery attacks such as mortar fire and rockets. Lockheed Martin's latest design for the solution was based on earlier co ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
U.S. Army demos laser weapon with Stryker vehicle
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 21, 2017
Battle Lasers! US, Russia, China Develop Brighter Beams for Blasting Enemies
New Delhi (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
Inside China's High-Tech Space-Based Laser Arsenal
Scientists created nanopowders for the synthesis of new aluminum alloys
Krasnoyarsk, Russia (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
The project received support from the Regional Science Foundation and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research in the competition for oriented interdisciplinary research in 2016. The results of the research were published in the journals Physics of the Solid State, Vacuum and Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism. The authors of the project say that with the help of this techno ... more
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Light-controlled gearbox for nanomachines
Akron OH (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Researchers develop new method to program nanoparticle organization in polymer thin films
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
The world's first international race for molecule-cars, the Nanocar Race is on


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