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May 26, 2017
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Trojan team to install critical off grid battery station in Nicaragua



Santa Fe Springs, CA (SPX) May 26, 2017
Trojan Battery has announced a team of Trojan employees have embarked on a volunteer trip to Nicaragua with the GRID Alternatives International Program to install a solar system that will provide power to a remote village. A team of 10 Trojan volunteers which includes employees from Trojan Battery's California and Georgia facilities left on Sun., May 21 to help install a solar power system during the nine-day expedition. Trojan and GRID participants will install solar panels with battery backup po ... read more

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Solar cells more efficient thanks to new material standing on edge
Lund, Sweden (SPX) May 26, 2017
Researchers from Lund University in Sweden and from Fudan University in China have successfully designed a new structural organization using the promising solar cell material perovskite. The study s ... more
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How to obtain highly crystalline organic-inorganic perovskite films for solar cells
Moscow, Russia (SPX) May 26, 2017
Members of the Laboratory of New Materials for Solar Energetics, working at the Faculty of Material Sciences, in cooperation with their colleagues from the Faculty of Chemistry of the Lomonosov Mosc ... more
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Keystone lowers energy costs with rooftop solar installation in New Jersey
Pennsauken NJ (SPX) May 26, 2017
Dynamic Energy completed the installation of a 271 kW roof mount solar energy system at the Keystone Cap Company' facility in Pennsauken, New Jersey. Keystone Cap Company is a leading New Jersey man ... more
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Smart reform the key to unlock energy storage revolution
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) May 26, 2017
Targeted reform of Australia's outdated electricity market - rather than long-term public funding - is the key to unlocking the full benefits from energy storage technology as the country shifts to ... more
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NRL Tests Autonomous 'Soaring with Solar' Concept
Washington DC (SPX) May 22, 2017
Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Vehicle Research Section and Photovoltaic Section are building on the proven concept of autonomous cooperative soaring of unmanned aerial veh ... more
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EU SmartFlex project finishes reference solar facade
Vilnius, Lithuania (SPX) May 22, 2017
The EU-supported "SmartFlex Solarfacades" project has successfully completed the test operation of its referece solar facade. A glass facade featuring a wide range of semi-transparent solar modules ... more
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InnoEnergy-backed Solaris Offgrid raises 1M Euro to tackle global electricity poverty
Barcelona, Spain (SPX) May 22, 2017
Solaris Offgrid, the pay-as-you-go solar energy solutions provider working to improve access to electricity across rural populations, has raised more than 1M euros to fund R adn D and grow into new ... more
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A record year for Swedish leading solar energy technology provider Midsummer
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) May 18, 2017
Midsummer has presented a record result for 2016. Revenues nearly doubled and profits increased, due to several new orders for the company's DUO thin film solar cell manufacturing system. 2016 ... more
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Beaumont Solar Announces the Beaumont "Big C" Services Unit to Solar Industry
New Bedford MA (SPX) May 18, 2017
Beaumont Solar has announced their Beaumont "Big C" Services Unit. The rush to meet certain tax incentives and regulatory deadlines demands such a process that delivers on-time, on-budget performanc ... more
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Next-gen solar cells could be improved by atomic-scale redesign
London, UK (SPX) May 15, 2017
Researchers have uncovered the exact mechanism that causes new solar cells to break down in air, paving the way for a solution. Solar cells harness energy from the Sun and provide an alternati ... more


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New technology generates power from polluted air
Leuven, Belgium (SPX) May 11, 2017
Researchers from the University of Antwerp and KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium, have succeeded in developing a process that purifies air and, at the same time, generates power. The device ... more
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Atomic-scale study could pave the way for better, longer-lasting solar cells
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
Solar cells are slowly becoming more efficient. But the newest, most promising light-absorbing material used in solar cells, organic lead halide perovskites, doesn't last very long. After just a few days, it can lose its efficiency advantages. ... more
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Solar power not a favorite for New Zealand
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
Solar power isn't the best option for New Zealand compared with other renewables, but the opportunity could emerge as costs decline, a minister said. ... more
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New device turns dirty air into energy
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
A team of Belgian scientists have developed a new device capable of generating power while cleaning polluted air. ... more



Discovery of an alga's 'dictionary of genes' could lead to advances in biofuels, medicine
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 26, 2017
Plant biologists and biochemists from UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco have produced a gold mine of data by sequencing the genome of a green alga called Chromochloris zofingiensis. Scientists have learned in the past decade that the tiny, single-celled organism could be used as a source of sustainable biofuel and that it produces a substance called astaxanthin, which may be useful fo ... more
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) May 22, 2017
A full life cycle assessment of second-generation biofuels
Madison WI (SPX) May 22, 2017
Triple play boosting value of renewable fuel could tip market in favor of biomass
Los Alamos NM (SPX) May 22, 2017
Insight into enzyme's 3-D structure could cut biofuel costs
AI wins as Google algorithm beats No. 1 Go player
Shanghai (AFP) May 23, 2017
Google's computer algorithm AlphaGo narrowly beat the world's top-ranked player in the ancient Chinese board game of Go on Tuesday, reaffirming the arrival of what its developers tout as a ground-breaking new form of artificial intelligence. AlphaGo took the first of a scheduled three games against brash 19-year-old Chinese world number one Ke Jie, who after the match annointed the programme ... more
Boston MA (SPX) May 25, 2017
Robots help shed light on how humans walk
New Haven CT (SPX) May 19, 2017
Building a better 'bot': Artificial intelligence helps human groups
Shanghai (AFP) May 25, 2017
Chinese fans trash blackout as Google AI wins again
U.S. states taking up wind energy mantle
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
Gains in wind power in the United States are coming up from the state level, with California among the leaders, an industry report found. A report from the sidelines of a wind energy conference in California from the American Wind Energy Association finds the sector supports more than 100,000 jobs in the country. The state hosting the event is one of the national leaders in wind energy ... more
Solomons MD (SPX) May 10, 2017
Scientists track porpoises to assess impact of offshore wind farms
The Hague (AFP) May 8, 2017
Dutch open 'world's largest offshore' wind farm
London, UK (SPX) May 09, 2017
OX2 will manage a 45 MW wind farm owned by IKEA Group in Lithuania
China scrambles to tame bike chaos
Beijing (AFP) May 23, 2017
A booming rental bike business has flooded China's streets with packs of cyclists, but their habit of going the wrong way and abandoning their rides anywhere is causing havoc. The authorities, scrambling to catch up, are considering new regulations to curb the chaos - from capping the number of bikes to even barring people they consider too big or too small for bicycles. Unlike the doc ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) May 23, 2017
Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in sting
San Diego CA (SPX) May 26, 2017
Researchers find computer code that Volkswagen used to cheat emissions tests
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) May 24, 2017
China's Geely boosts expansion with Proton, Lotus stakes
Advancing next-generation Stable, safe, smart, sustainable batteries
Beijing, China (SPX) May 22, 2017
Next-generation rechargeable batteries are promising candidates for state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries owing to their high energy density and preferred cost efficiency. For instance, Lithium-sulfur batteries, which are featured by their theoretically 10 times higher capacity and 5 times higher energy density, are reviving in both the academic and the industry. Shu Lei Chou and colleagues fro ... more
Dresden, Germany (SPX) May 26, 2017
New approach to revolutionize the production of molecular hydrogen
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 26, 2017
Stretching the limits of elastic conductors
Kobe, Japan (SPX) May 22, 2017
Photocatalyst makes hydrogen production 10 times more efficient
Swiss vote for gradual nuclear phaseout, energy makeover
Geneva (AFP) May 21, 2017
The Swiss voted Sunday in favour of a massive overhaul of the country's energy system by gradually replacing the power from its ageing nuclear reactors with renewable sources. A full 58.2 percent of Swiss voters supported the shift, according to a final tally after Sunday's referendum, with only four of the country's 26 cantons voting "no". The move has been in the making since shortly a ... more
Paris, France (SPX) May 22, 2017
Hungary: AREVA NP awarded contract for safety IC modernization at Paks Nuclear Power Plant
New Delhi (AFP) May 17, 2017
India to build 10 domestic nuclear power reactors
Tokyo (AFP) May 17, 2017
Japan restarts another reactor
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China further opens energy sector to private investment
Beijing (AFP) May 22, 2017
China said it will further open up its oil and gas sector to private investment as it seeks to overhaul an industry still dominated by a handful of state-run firms. The plan comes as China, the world's biggest energy guzzler, attempts to ramp up domestic oil and gas production to boost its supply of the vital resources. The country is heavily reliant on energy imports as domestic produ ... more
Sydney (AFP) May 11, 2017
Australia power grid leased to local-foreign consortium
(UPI) May 10, 2017
Poland central to EU energy diversification strategy
Washington (UPI) May 9, 2017
Myanmar recovery linked to development of electrical grid
Activists protest logging in Poland's ancient forest
Warsaw (AFP) May 24, 2017
Activists chained themselves to logging equipment in Poland's ancient Bialowieza forest on Wednesday, accusing authorities of felling trees in protected areas of the UNESCO World Heritage site. The move comes after a "final warning" by the European Commission sent to Warsaw in April saying it could take legal action to halt large-scale logging in Europe's last primeval woodland. Dawid K ... more
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) May 24, 2017
Planting trees cannot replace cutting CO2 emissions
Washington DC (SPX) May 22, 2017
Myanmar's extensive forests are declining rapidly due to political and economic change
Washington DC (SPX) May 22, 2017
Solving the mystery of the white oak
Monash researchers uncover new gravitational wave characteristics
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) May 22, 2017
Monash researchers have identified a new concept - 'orphan memory' - which changes the current thinking around gravitational waves. The research, by the Monash Centre for Astrophysics, was published recently in Physical Review Letters. Einstein's theory of general relativity predicts that cataclysmic cosmic explosions stretch the fabric of spacetime. The stretching of spacetime ... more
Washington DC (SPX) May 11, 2017
Proving Einstein right using highly sensitive Earth rotation sensors
Huntsville AL (SPX) May 03, 2017
Scientists Find Giant Wave Rolling Through the Perseus Galaxy Cluster
Pasadena CA (SPX) Apr 21, 2017
Rare Brightening of Supernova's Light Found by Caltech's Palomar Observatory
Testing quantum field theory in a quantum simulator
Vienna, Austria (SPX) May 26, 2017
What happened right after the beginning of the universe? How can we understand the structure of quantum materials? How does the Higgs-Mechanism work? Such fundamental questions can only be answered using quantum field theories. These theories do not describe particles independently from each other; all particles are seen as a collective field, permeating the whole universe. But these theor ... more
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) May 18, 2017
Quantum reservoir for microwaves
Moscow, Russia (SPX) May 23, 2017
Ultrafast tunable semiconductor metamaterial created
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) May 24, 2017
Using graphene to create quantum bits
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37 million bits of litter on remote islands
Hobart, Australia (SPX) May 23, 2017
The beaches of one of the world's most remote islands have been found to be polluted with the highest density of plastic debris reported anywhere on the planet, in a study published in the prestigious US scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Despite being uninhabited and located more than 5000 kilometres from the nearest major population centre, Henderson Isla ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) May 19, 2017
Ozone and haze pollution weakens land carbon uptake in China
Surrey, UK (SPX) May 18, 2017
Cities need to 'green up' to reduce the impact of air pollution
Hanoi (AFP) May 15, 2017
Vietnam arrests activist as MP resigns over mass fish deaths
China gasps at airy speech by grad student in US
Beijing (AFP) May 23, 2017
A young Chinese woman has drawn criticism on social media after unfavourably comparing her homeland's air and politics to those in the US during her graduation speech at an American university. Speaking at the University of Maryland, Yang Shuping said that coming to the United States had been a breath of "fresh air" after growing up in China. "The air was so sweet and fresh and utterly l ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 26, 2017
Former top Chinese cop executed for murder
Beijing (AFP) May 24, 2017
Jailed Chinese lawyer force-fed medication, wife says
Hong Kong (AFP) May 24, 2017
Graft busters arrest 21 over Hong Kong-China bridge
Northrop Grumman awarded contract for MQ-4C drone maintenance
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
Northrop Grumman has received a $49.4 million contract for parts, material and labor required for the maintenance of the MQ-4C unmanned aircraft system in accordance with planned production, the Department of Defense reported Monday. Work will be performed in Baltimore, Md., Bridgeport, W. VA., Salt Lake City, Utah, and other locations in the United States. Fiscal 2017 Navy procurement ... more
Paris (ESA) May 22, 2017
Exploring underground with a colliding drone
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Drone to replace Israeli manned maritime patrol aircraft
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
General Atomics receives MQ-9 contract
Arralis launches plug and play Ka band chipset
Dublin, Ireland (SPX) May 19, 2017
Irish company Arralis, world leaders in building technology and products that are the future of global radar and wireless communications, are announcing the launch of their new Leonis Ka band chipset, which will complement their growing millimetre wave communications product portfolio. Ka band antennas are 400% smaller than their Ku band rivals which opens up the consumer and connected veh ... more
Cologne, Germany (SPX) May 25, 2017
Physicists discover mechanism behind granular capillary effect
Washington DC (SPX) May 26, 2017
Collecting real-time data for material microstructural evolution during radiation exposure
Uppsala, Sweden (SPX) May 26, 2017
Achieving magnetic order in two-dimensional materials
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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
Nanotechnology Flight Test: Material Impact on the Future
Cleveland OH (SPX) May 18, 2017
Mastering the intricacies of controlling matter at the nanoscale level is part of a revolutionary quest to apply nanotechnology to benefit industrial processes. A key element of that technology is the use of carbon nanotubes. Carbon nanotubes are small hollow tubes with diameters of 0.7 to 50 nanometers and lengths generally in the tens of microns. While ultra-small, carbon nanotubes offer big-t ... more
Munich, Germany (SPX) May 26, 2017
Ultrafast nanophotonics: Turmoil in sluggish electrons' existence
Stanford CA (SPX) May 24, 2017
Stanford scientists use nanotechnology to boost the performance of key industrial catalyst
Chicago IL (SPX) May 24, 2017
Researchers create first significant examples of optical crystallography for nanomaterials


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