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April 25, 2017
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Solar power reliability in Britain boosted with batteries



Washington (UPI) Apr 24, 2017
Batteries deployed at solar farms in Britain could add reliability to the renewable energy portfolio in the country, developers said. Investment manager Ancala Partners and energy storage provider Anesco said their joint effort led to the completion of their first portfolio-scale deployment of batteries at 10 solar plants across Britain. Solar power is an intermittent source of renewable energy and its expansion in the British grid means more reliability is necessary. "Batteries o ... read more

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Imec Develops Bifacial n-PERT Solar Cell with a Record 22.8 Percent Front-Side Efficiency
Leuven, Belgium (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Imec reports that it has realized bifacial n-PERT solar cells using an industrially-compatible process with a record-setting front-side conversion efficiency of 22.8 percent. Used bifacially u ... more
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Adjusting solar panel angles a few times a year makes them more efficient
Binghamton NY (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
With Earth Day approaching, new research from Binghamton University-State of New York could help U.S. residents save more energy, regardless of location, if they adjust the angles of solar panels fo ... more
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Swedish leading solar energy technology provider Midsummer offers complete BIPV metal roof systems
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Midsummer has announced the launch of a complete solution for BIPV metal roof systems together with the Swedish Metal roofing company Clix Steel Profile AB. Midsummer has developed a rapid pro ... more
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New solar power on tap for India
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
A contract for a new solar project in India could help the country reach its goals for renewable power capacity, French energy company ENGIE said. ... more
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Center for Sustainable Energy Partners with EnergySage to Offer an Online Multifamily Solar Marketplace
San Diego CA (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is collaborating with EnergySage, an online solar marketplace, to promote and simplify installations of solar electric power systems at multifamily residences ... more
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NREL establishes world record for solar hydrogen production
Golden CO (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recaptured the record for highest efficiency in solar hydrogen production via a photoelectrochemical ( ... more
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Mechanism behind the electric charges generated by photosynthesis
Kobe, Japan (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
Photosynthesis requires a mechanism to produce large amounts of chemical energy without losing the oxidative power needed to break down water. A Japanese research team has clarified part of this mec ... more
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Shedding light on the absorption of light by titanium dioxide
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is one of the most promising materials for photovoltaics and photocatalysis nowadays. This material appears in different crystalline forms, but the most attractive one for ap ... more
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NREL researchers capture excess photon energy to produce solar fuels
Golden CO (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a proof-of-principle photoelectrochemical cell capable of capturing excess photon energy norm ... more
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NREL's new perovskite ink opens window for quality cells
Golden CO (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed a new perovskite ink with a long processing window that allows the scalable production of pe ... more


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Powerpedia Forms Nonprofit to Provide Free Solar Systems to Orphanages Throughout Baja Mexico and Beyond
San Diego CA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Powerpedia, a San Diego-based renewable energy consultancy has announced the formation of the nonprofit organization "#GetChargedUp" to facilitate a multi-year commitment of providing free solar sys ... more
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IEA: India needs diverse investments in renewables
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
India, which accounts for about 6 percent of total world energy demand, is making strides with renewables, but needs more investments, the IEA said. ... more
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Record new renewable power capacity added worldwide at lower cost
Nairobi, Kenya (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
As the cost of clean technology continues to fall, the world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016, at an investment level 23 per cent lower than the previous year, according to n ... more
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Upsolar Introduces its Floating Solar Technology to Europe
Treviso, Italy (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Upsolar System Italia Srl. the European subsidiary of Upsolar, a leading solar photovoltaic (PV) module producer and solutions providers is making its floating solar PV services available in Europe. ... more

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Degradable electronic components created from corn starch
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
As consumers upgrade their gadgets at an increasing pace, the amount of electronic waste we generate continues to mount. To help combat this environmental problem, researchers have modified a degradable bioplastic derived from corn starch or other natural sources for use in more eco-friendly electronic components. They report their development in ACS' journal Industrial and Engineering Chemistry ... more
Paris (AFP) April 24, 2017
The Very Hungry Caterpillar joins fight against plastic pollution
Kobe, Japan (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Towards more efficient biofuels by making oil from algae
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Algal residue - an alternative carbon resource for pharmaceuticals and polyesters
Human prejudices sneak into artificial intelligence systems
Princeton NJ (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
In debates over the future of artificial intelligence, many experts think of the new systems as coldly logical and objectively rational. But in a new study, researchers have demonstrated how machines can be reflections of us, their creators, in potentially problematic ways. Common machine learning programs, when trained with ordinary human language available online, can acquire cultural bi ... more
El Segundo CA (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Brane Craft Proposal Awarded Phase 2 by NASA
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Lockheed Martin gets license for military exoskeleton tech
Washington (AFP) April 6, 2017
Facebook launches digital assistant 'M' in US
Norwegian company envisions wind energy role for oil production
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
A Norwegian energy company said it was moving to the next phase of testing for a project that would use wind power to facilitate offshore oil production. DNV GL is leading a joint research project that includes the Norwegian Research Council, the regional subsidiary of Italian energy company ENI and U.S. supermajor Exxon Mobil as its partners. The partnership is testing whether or not w ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
Oklahoma to end tax credits for wind energy
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
German power company examining new wind energy options.
Washington (UPI) Apr 6, 2017
Canada sees emerging role for wind energy
Beyond China, carmakers seek new drivers of Asian growth
Shanghai (AFP) April 20, 2017
Southeast Asia's potential beckons as global automakers look beyond China's massive market to extend their sales boom in the region, but executives say they face a struggle to match the explosive Chinese growth. Chinese passenger-car sales have quadrupled over the past 10 years to 24.38 million last year, having become the world's biggest market in 2009. But with Chinese economic growth ... more
Shanghai (AFP) April 19, 2017
Automakers see promise in China car-sharing
Shanghai (AFP) April 23, 2017
China's quota threat charges up electric car market
Shanghai (AFP) April 21, 2017
Imitation Game: China carmakers ape foreign brands at Shanghai show
Making batteries from waste glass bottles
Riverside CA (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have used waste glass bottles and a low-cost chemical process to create nanosilicon anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries. The batteries will extend the range of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and provide more power with fewer charges to personal electronics like cell phone ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Electrochemical performance of lithium-ion capacitors
Stanford CA (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Stanford scientist's new approach may accelerate design of high-power batteries
Albany NY (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
NYSERDA Announces $15.5 Million Available for Energy Storage Projects to Support the Electric Grid
Andra continues Areva contract to operate its Aube Surface Disposal Facility
Paris, France (SPX) Apr 21, 2017
AREVA, represented by its subsidiary STMI, has won the call for tenders to provide its services as industrial operator of the French National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management's Aube surface disposal facility. The contract, worth several million euros, covers the period from 2017 to 2022. As industrial operator of the site, AREVA's main responsibilities will be: + Acceptance, i ... more
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
The critical importance of Predictive Power when building NPPs
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
AREVA NP Signs Contract for Outage Services at Farley Nuclear Generating Station
Paris, France (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
AREVA and KAZATOMPROM sign a strategic agreement
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U.S. emissions generally lower last year
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
The only U.S. sector where emissions of carbon dioxide increased last year was in the transportation sector, an Energy Department division reported. A daily brief from the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported CO2 emissions from the transportation sector increased 1.9 percent from 2015 levels. Emissions directly from motor gasoline increased 1.8 percent and the overall sector ... more
Washington (AFP) April 3, 2017
World Bank urges more investment for developing global electricity
New York (AFP) April 3, 2017
US states begin legal action on Trump energy delay
Paris (AFP) March 28, 2017
Program to be axed saves energy in LA buildings
Belgium's 'fairytale' bluebell forest victim of own beauty
Halle, Belgium (AFP) April 22, 2017
A carpet of bluebells bursts into flower in Belgium in a wonder of the natural world - but one that is at risk of being trampled by tourists drawn to its beauty. For two or three weeks in April the ground of the Hallerbos wood just outside the drab capital of Brussels is transformed into a breathtaking sea of shimmering purple. "The scene is like in a fairytale, we're still expecting a ... more
Alexandria VA (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Application of statistical method shows promise mitigating climate change effects on pine
Corvallis OR (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Greenhouse gas effect caused by mangrove forest conversion is quite significant
Stanford CA (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Stanford study explores risk of deforestation as agriculture expands in Africa
Rare Brightening of Supernova's Light Found by Caltech's Palomar Observatory
Pasadena CA (SPX) Apr 21, 2017
An international team of astronomers has, for the first time, seen a cosmic magnification of the light from a class of supernova called Type Ia. Type Ia supernovas - often referred to as "standard candles" because of their well-known intrinsic brightness - are frequently used by astronomers to accurately measure the expansion rate of our universe, as well as the amount of dark energy, which is t ... more
Orlando FL (SPX) Apr 07, 2017
ZERO-G Research aims to advance deep-space mission technology
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
Cells adapt ultra-rapidly to zero gravity
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
'Gravitational noise' interferes with determining distant sources
Graphene 'copy machine' may produce cheap semiconductor wafers
Boston MA (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
In 2016, annual global semiconductor sales reached their highest-ever point, at $339 billion worldwide. In that same year, the semiconductor industry spent about $7.2 billion worldwide on wafers that serve as the substrates for microelectronics components, which can be turned into transistors, light-emitting diodes, and other electronic and photonic devices. A new technique developed by MI ... more
Frankfurt, Germany (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Molecular libraries for organic light-emitting diodes
Pasadena CA (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
New quantum liquid crystals may play role in future of computers
Chicago IL (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Wonder material? Novel nanotube structure strengthens thin films for flexible electronics
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UK could face legal battle over air pollution delay
London (AFP) April 24, 2017
The British government is seeking to postpone the publication of its keenly-awaited air-pollution plan due to elections, raising the prospect a legal challenge. The High Court had demanded ministers come up with a plan to tackle illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide pollution, largely caused by diesel emissions, by 3:00 pm (1400 GMT) on Monday. But the Downing Street office of Prime Minist ... more
Colombo (AFP) April 21, 2017
Sri Lanka bans anti-garbage protests after dump disaster
Paris (ESA) Apr 18, 2017
ESA helps faster cleaner shipping
Kathmandu (AFP) April 16, 2017
The bus mafia controlling Nepal's smog-choked capital
For Chinese fans, popular teen band are mama's boys
Beijing (AFP) April 24, 2017
Liang Shanshan considers herself a mother of two: one child is her biological son, the other is a 16-year-old Chinese teen pop star she has never met. She is a "mother fan" and part of a group of women in their mid-20s to 60s whose maternal instincts are set off by China's boy band sensation TFBoys("The Fighting Boys"). The band has won millions of Chinese followers since their 2013 deb ... more
Beijing (AFP) April 22, 2017
China rights lawyer denied own defence for trial
Beijing (AFP) April 20, 2017
Chinese tycoon accuses Beijing of meddling in interview
The Hague (AFP) April 12, 2017
Dutch panda mania as giant bears arrive from China
MQ-8C Fire Scout takes first flight from littoral combat ship
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
The MQ-8C Fire Scout, an unmanned helicopter being built for the U.S. Navy, took its first flight from a littoral combat ship earlier in April. The sea trials took place off the coast of California aboard the Independence-class vessel USS Montgomery, and follows an earlier flight test aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunman. Manufacturer Northrop Grumman says the event puts the ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
MS-177 sensor completes test on Global Hawk
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
Swiss prisons getting drone-detection capability
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Radar warning receiver flies for first time in Predator drone
'Twist and shine': Development of a new photoluminescent sensor material
Onna, Japan (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Stress sensors are important tools when it comes to evaluating the robustness of a material facing strong mechanical forces. OIST researchers have just published in Advanced Materials an article reporting a new kind of sensor molecules that brightens up when the material they are incorporated into comes under heavy mechanical stress. Such light-based sensing molecules, also called photolum ... more
Bornheim, Germany (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Leybold simplifies repairs and maintenance through Augmented Reality
Washington (UPI) Apr 24, 2017
Lockheed Martin secures $1.6 billion contract for counterfire radars
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Tiny Probes Hold Big Promise for Future NASA Missions
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Laser weapons edge toward use in US military
Washington (AFP) April 8, 2017
A sci-fi staple for decades, laser weapons are finally becoming reality in the US military, albeit with capabilities a little less dramatic than at the movies. Lightsabers - the favored weapon of the Jedi in "Star Wars" films - will remain in the fictional realm for now, but after decades of development, laser weapons are now here and are being deployed on military vehicles and planes. ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 3, 2017
Researchers create Star Wars 'superlaser' in the lab
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
German scientists focus radiation of 10,000 suns with new light array
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
Scientists find out where laser energy goes when a beam is fired into plasma
Nanoparticles remain unpredictable
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
The nanotech industry is booming. Every year, several thousands of tonnes of man-made nanoparticles are produced worldwide; sooner or later, a certain part of them will end up in bodies of water or soil. But even experts find it difficult to say exactly what happens to them there. It is a complex question, not only because there are many different types of man-made (engineered) nanoparticles, bu ... more
Lund, Sweden (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Nanotubes that build themselves
Albuquerque NM (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
Better living through pressure: Functional nanomaterials made easy
Lemont IL (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Self-assembling polymers provide thin nanowire template


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