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May 02, 2017
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U.S. renewable power groups defend reliability



Washington (UPI) May 1, 2017
Industry trade groups aligned with low-carbon power sources in the United States defended their respective sectors against concerns about grid reliability. U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry in April called for an investigation into the resilience and reliability of the nation's energy grid. With renewable resources like solar and wind deemed variable because of the nature of their power origins, the secretary said the issue was a critical one given regulatory burdens enacted by previous administ ... read more

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Indian Space Agency Comes Up With an App Indicating Solar Power Potential
New Delhi (Sputnik) Apr 26, 2017
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed an Android app that will show the solar potential of a given location in any part of the country. The app was developed to support the cle ... more
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Light can improve perovskite solar cell performance
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Publishing in Nature, EPFL scientists show how light affects perovskite film formation in solar cells, which is a critical factor in using them for cost-effective and energy-efficient photovoltaics. ... more
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Modeling reveals how policy affects adoption of solar energy photovoltaics in California
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
One key goal for renewable energy in the United States is to promote the continued adoption of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a clean energy workforce. ... more
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Experts outline pathway for generating up to 10 terawatts of power from sunlight by 2030
Golden CO (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
The annual potential of solar energy far exceeds the world's energy consumption, but the goal of using the sun to provide a significant fraction of global electricity demand is far from being realiz ... more
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A more than 100% quantum step toward producing hydrogen fuel
Newark NJ (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Efforts to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels are advancing on various significant fronts. Such initiatives include research focused on more efficient production of gaseous hydrogen fuel by using ... more
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Solar cell design with over 50 percent energy-conversion efficiency
Kobe, Japan (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
Solar cells convert the sun's energy into electricity by converting photons into electrons. A new solar cell design could raise the energy conversion efficiency to over 50% by absorbing the spectral ... more
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Ancala and Anesco deploy large scale battery at UK solar farm
London, UK (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
Ancala Partners and Anesco have completed the first portfolio-scale deployment of batteries co-located on solar parks in the UK. The batteries, located at 10 of Ancala's existing solar PV sites acro ... more
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Scientist invents way to trigger artificial photosynthesis to clean air
Orlando FL (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
A chemistry professor in Florida has just found a way to trigger the process of photosynthesis in a synthetic material, turning greenhouse gases into clean air and producing energy all at the same t ... more
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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. ... 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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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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Finding best combination for biofuel corn, soil protection
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
The phrase "a double-edged sword" describes something that is beneficial in some ways but problematic in others. One example is removing maize stover (the husks, stems and leaves of corn plants) from fields. Maize stover is used to make cellulosic ethanol, a renewable biofuel. And renewable biofuels are beneficial to the environment. However, removing the stover can harm the environment because ... more
Kumamoto, Japan (SPX) May 02, 2017
Fast, low energy, and continuous biofuel extraction from microalgae
Cambridge, UK (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
Caterpillar found to eat shopping bags, suggesting biodegradable solution to plastic pollution
Paris (AFP) April 24, 2017
The Very Hungry Caterpillar joins fight against plastic pollution
Synthetic two-sided gecko's foot could enable underwater robotics
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Geckos are well known for effortlessly scrambling up walls and upside down across ceilings. Even in slippery rain forests, the lizards maintain their grip. Now scientists have created a double-sided adhesive that copies this reversible ability to stick and unstick to surfaces even in wet conditions. They say their development, reported in ACS' Journal of Physical Chemistry C, could be usef ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
The rise of automated art
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) May 02, 2017
Your future surgery may use an automated, robotic drill
Princeton NJ (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
Human prejudices sneak into artificial intelligence systems
CEE Group acquires wind farm with a capacity of 27.6 megawatts in Brandenburg
Hamburg, Germany (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
CEE, the Hamburg-based private equity group, continues to expand its wind power portfolio in Germany. It has acquired eight wind turbines in the Vormark wind farm near to the municipality Gross Pankow (Prignitz) in Brandenburg. The seller is a consortium consisting of the Danish company European Energy A/S and the Berlin-based Green Wind Energy GmbH. The wind farm consists of eight turbine ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
Norwegian company envisions wind energy role for oil production
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.
Uber sets 'flying car' launch for 2020
San Francisco (AFP) April 25, 2017
Uber said Tuesday it wants to launch a system of flying cars to move people around cities, with a goal of putting demonstration projects in place by 2020. The ridesharing giant announced a series of partnerships to manufacture "vertical takeoff and landing" (VTOL) vehicles and put networks in place, a system dubbed Uber Elevate. The partner cities working with Uber are Dubai and the Dall ... more
Beirut (AFP) April 30, 2017
Bike-sharing launched in congested Beirut
San Francisco (AFP) April 25, 2017
Free rides offered by Alphabet's Waymo autonomous cars
Washington (AFP) April 26, 2017
Rideshare rivals Gett, Juno join forces
Freezing lithium batteries may make them safer and bendable
New York, NY (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Yuan Yang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Columbia Engineering, has developed a new method that could lead to lithium batteries that are safer, have longer battery life, and are bendable, providing new possibilities such as flexible smartphones. His new technique uses ice-templating to control the structure of the solid electrolyte for lithium batteries that are used ... more
Newark NJ (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
A more than 100% quantum step toward producing hydrogen fuel
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
Clarifying the mechanism for suppressing turbulence through ion mass
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Electrochemical performance of lithium-ion capacitors
Court deals setback to South Africa's nuclear ambitions
Johannesburg (AFP) April 26, 2017
A South African court on Wednesday halted the government's accords with several countries to develop new nuclear power stations, a victory for NGOs and other critics of the plan. The High Court in Cape Town ruled that the administration had failed to allow adequate public consultation for preliminary agreements with Russia, South Korea and the United States to build eight reactors. Envir ... more
Paris, France (SPX) Apr 21, 2017
Andra continues Areva contract to operate its Aube Surface Disposal Facility
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
The critical importance of Predictive Power when building NPPs
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
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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
Long-term fate of tropical forests may not be as dire as believed
Boulder CO (SPX) May 02, 2017
Tropical rainforests are often described as the "lungs of the earth," able to inhale carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and exhale oxygen in return. The faster they grow, the more they mitigate climate change by absorbing CO2. This role has made them a hot research topic, as scientists question what will happen to this vital carbon sink long-term as temperatures rise and rainfall increases ... more
Vancouver (AFP) April 28, 2017
Deforestation from a tree's perspective at the TED conference
Boston MA (SPX) May 01, 2017
Scientists examine impact of high-severity fires on conifer forests
Brussels (AFP) April 27, 2017
Primeval forest risks sparking new EU-Poland clash
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
'Valleytronics' advancement could help extend Moore's Law
Buffalo NY (SPX) May 02, 2017
In the world of semiconductor physics, the goal is to devise more efficient and microscopic ways to control and keep track of 0 and 1, the binary codes that all information storage and logic functions in computers are based on. A new field of physics seeking such advancements is called valleytronics, which exploits the electron's "valley degree of freedom" for data storage and logic applic ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Wonder material? Novel nanotube structure strengthens thin films for flexible electronics
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
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Philippine minister bans new open-pit mines worth $8 bn
Manila (AFP) April 27, 2017
Philippine socialite-turned-environment minister Regina Lopez caused ire in the mining industry Thursday by announcing a ban on new open-pit mines, a move that threatens over eight billion dollars in investments. Lopez, who has already ordered the closure of 23 mines this year, told reporters she would not allow any new open-pit mines to operate, even those that gained government approval be ... more
Pensacola, FL (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Predicting the movement and impacts of microplastic pollution
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
New approach to improve detection of landfill-related pollution
London (AFP) April 27, 2017
British government loses court case over air pollution plans
Opera troupe tours rural China defending a dying art
Yuxian, China (AFP) May 1, 2017
For the 50-year-old Chinese opera performer, every aspect of the dimly-lit backstage room was a reminder that things had changed. The elaborate costumes carelessly thrown aside, the young troupe members playing with their smartphones, the half-eaten noodles abandoned in the corner - all were tokens of disorder that made Li Zhiguo grimace in his blue and gold cap. "I get angry sometimes ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) April 29, 2017
World's only Tiananmen museum returns to Hong Kong
Beijing (AFP) April 28, 2017
Chinese court sentences rights lawyer in secret trial
Hong Kong (AFP) April 30, 2017
Hong Kong pulls out stops to mark 20 years of Chinese rule
Dutch production facility opens for Predator B landing gear
Washington (UPI) Apr 27, 2017
The Fokker business unit of GKN Aerospace has opened a production line in the Netherland's for the manufacture of landing gear systems for Predator B drones. The factory is located in Helmond, the Netherlands, and is highly automated, GKN said. "We are proud to manufacture the landing gear of the innovative Predator B system for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems," Michiel van ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 26, 2017
Lockheed flies long-range endurance test flights of Fury unmanned aircraft
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
Service Academies Swarm Challenge Live-Fly Competition Begins
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
MQ-8C Fire Scout takes first flight from littoral combat ship
Diamond quantum sensor reveals current flows in next-gen materials
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Researchers at the University of Melbourne are the first in the world to image how electrons move in two-dimensional graphene, a boost to the development of next-generation electronics. Capable of imaging the behaviour of moving electrons in structures only one atom in thickness, the new technique overcomes significant limitations with existing methods for understanding electric currents i ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
System can 3-D print an entire building
Berkeley CA (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Berkeley Lab scientists discover new atomically layered, thin magnet
Luxembourg (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
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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
Self-assembled nanostructures can be selectively controlled
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Plasmonic nanoparticles exhibit properties based on their geometries and relative positions. Researchers have now developed an easy way to manipulate the optical properties of plasmonic nanostructures that strongly depend on their spatial arrangement. The plasmonic nanoparticles can form clusters, plasmonic metamolecules, and then interact with each other. Changing the geometry of the nano ... more
Upton, NY (SPX) May 02, 2017
Scientists set record resolution for drawing at the one-nanometer length scale
Lund, Sweden (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Nanotubes that build themselves
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Nanoparticles remain unpredictable


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