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May 31, 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Targeted reform of Australia's outdated electricity market - rather than long-term public funding - is the key to unlocking the full benefits from energy storage technology as the country shifts to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 31, 2017
A more energy-efficient catalytic process to produce olefins
Daegu, South Korea (SPX) May 30, 2017
New photocatalyst speeds up the conversion of carbon dioxide into chemical resources
Nagoya, Japan (SPX) May 30, 2017
Nagoya University researchers break down plastic waste
Lockheed Martin exoskeleton helps soldiers carry heavy gear
Tampa FL (SPX) May 22, 2017
Their demanding missions often require soldiers to carry heavy equipment packs long distances over rough terrain, or up and down stairs and underground infrastructure in urban environments. Exhaustion and injury are frequently a consequence of these challenging operational scenarios. A new exoskeleton from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) offers a solution. Using licensed DermoskeletonTM bionic ... more
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) May 31, 2017
CMU's interactive tool helps novices and experts make custom robots
Shanghai (AFP) May 27, 2017
Google's AlphaGo retires on top after humbling world No. 1
Taipei (AFP) May 30, 2017
Chess-playing robot star of Taiwan tech fair
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
Anaheim, CA (SPX) May 28, 2017
GE Energy Financial Services Surpasses $15 Billion in Renewable Energy Investments
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
Researchers find computer code that Volkswagen used to cheat emissions tests
San Diego CA (SPX) May 26, 2017
An international team of researchers has uncovered the mechanism that allowed Volkswagen to circumvent U.S. and European emission tests over at least six years before the Environmental Protection Agency put the company on notice in 2015 for violating the Clean Air Act. During a year-long investigation, researchers found code that allowed a car's onboard computer to determine that the vehic ... more
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) May 31, 2017
Engines fire without smoke
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) May 24, 2017
China's Geely boosts expansion with Proton, Lotus stakes
Hong Kong (AFP) May 23, 2017
Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in sting
Graphene-nanotube hybrid boosts lithium metal batteries
Houston TX (SPX) May 30, 2017
Rice University scientists have created a rechargeable lithium metal battery with three times the capacity of commercial lithium-ion batteries by resolving something that has long stumped researchers: the dendrite problem. The Rice battery stores lithium in a unique anode, a seamless hybrid of graphene and carbon nanotubes. The material first created at Rice in 2012 is essentially a three- ... more
San Diego CA (SPX) May 30, 2017
Printed, flexible and rechargeable battery can power wearable sensors
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) May 30, 2017
Nanoalloys 10 times as effective as pure platinum in fuel cells
Amherst MA (SPX) May 30, 2017
Off-the-shelf, power-generating clothes are almost here
Three Mile Island nuclear plant to close in 2019
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
The Three Mile Island atomic power plant - site of the worst U.S. commercial nuclear accident in 1979 - will cease operations in 2019, owner Exelon Corp. announced Tuesday. The plant, based in Middletown, Pa., and about 90 miles west of Philadelphia, has lost $300 million over the past five years because of the decline in energy prices, Chicago-based Exelon said in a filing with the S ... more
Homestead, United States (AFP) May 28, 2017
Why nuclear could become the next 'fossil' fuel
Brussels (AFP) May 29, 2017
EU clears EDF takeover of Areva reactor business
Geneva (AFP) May 21, 2017
Swiss vote for gradual nuclear phaseout, energy makeover
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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
PNG expedition discovers largest trees at extreme altitudes
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) May 31, 2017
The first field campaign surveying Papua New Guinea's lush primary forests from the coast to clouds has revealed the high mountain tops may house the largest trees recorded globally at such extreme altitudes. The study - which involved The University of Queensland's Dr John Dwyer and James Cook University's Professor Michael Bird - was led by Dr Michelle Venter, a postdoctoral fellow at th ... more
Tucson AZ (SPX) May 30, 2017
Changing climate could have devastating impact on forest carbon storage
Madison WI (SPX) May 30, 2017
Government transparency limited when it comes to America's conserved private lands
Banff, Canada (AFP) May 28, 2017
In Canada, parks thrive but conservationists cry foul
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
Study takes step toward mass-producible quantum computers
Boston MA (SPX) May 30, 2017
Quantum computers are experimental devices that offer large speedups on some computational problems. One promising approach to building them involves harnessing nanometer-scale atomic defects in diamond materials. But practical, diamond-based quantum computing devices will require the ability to position those defects at precise locations in complex diamond structures, where the defects ca ... more
Ann Arbor MI (SPX) May 28, 2017
Memristor chips that see patterns over pixels
Seattle WA (SPX) May 30, 2017
UW engineers borrow from electronics to build largest circuits in eukaryotic cells
Cambridge UK (SPX) May 30, 2017
Controlled creation of quantum emitter arrays
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Taiwan steel plant opens in Vietnam after fish deaths
Hanoi (AFP) May 29, 2017
A Taiwanese steel firm behind a toxic waste dump that killed tonnes of fish in Vietnam last year started operations on Monday, state media in Hanoi reported. The incident was one of the worst environmental disasters in Vietnam, decimating livelihoods along the central coast and sparking angry protests that continue today. The $11-billion Formosa steel plant in central Ha Tinh province w ... more
Carletonville, South Africa (AFP) May 28, 2017
Tough times for S.Africa town blighted by mine closure
Hobart, Australia (SPX) May 23, 2017
37 million bits of litter on remote islands
Beijing, China (SPX) May 19, 2017
Ozone and haze pollution weakens land carbon uptake in China
Better times? Hong Kong's British nostalgia trip
Hong Kong (AFP) May 28, 2017
From its rattling trams and racecourses to its legal system and the ubiquitous consumption of Spam, Britain's colonial legacy still resonates through Hong Kong. But almost 20 years since the city was handed back to China under a deal that made it semi-autonomous, colonial emblems have become a symbol of protest. The old Hong Kong flag, emblazoned with the Union Jack and a dragon and lion ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 28, 2017
Young Chinese in the red as easy credit drives up debt
Hong Kong (AFP) May 26, 2017
Hong Kong independence duo plead not guilty over parliament chaos
Beijing (AFP) May 26, 2017
Former top Chinese cop executed for murder
Drone vs. truck deliveries: Which create less carbon pollution?
Seattle WA (SPX) May 31, 2017
Delivering packages with drones can reduce carbon dioxide emissions in certain circumstances as compared to truck deliveries, a new study from University of Washington transportation engineers finds. In a paper to be published in an upcoming issue of Transportation Research Part D, researchers found that drones tend to have carbon dioxide emissions advantages over trucks when the drones do ... more
McLean VA (SPX) May 29, 2017
UAS Update with NSR Analyst Prateep Basu
Washington (UPI) May 26, 2017
SkyGuardian drone tops 48 hours in air
Reno NV (SPX) May 29, 2017
NASA Drone Traffic Management Tests Take Off in Reno
Camera on NASA's Lunar Orbiter survived 2014 meteoroid hit
Washington DC (SPX) May 29, 2017
On Oct.13, 2014 something very strange happened to the camera aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), which normally produces beautifully clear images of the lunar surface, produced an image that was wild and jittery. From the sudden and jagged pattern apparent in the image, the LROC team determined that the camera must have been hit by a ... more
Strathclyde, UK (SPX) May 30, 2017
Strathclyde-led research develops world's highest gain high-power laser amplifier
Washington DC (SPX) May 30, 2017
Atomic structure of irradiated materials is more akin to liquid than glass
Onna, Japan (SPX) May 30, 2017
Using light to rearrange macroscopic structures
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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
Ultrafast nanophotonics: Turmoil in sluggish electrons' existence
Munich, Germany (SPX) May 30, 2017
An international team of physicists has monitored the scattering behavior of electrons in a non-conducting material in real-time. Their insights could be beneficial for radiotherapy. We can refer to electrons in non-conducting materials as 'sluggish'. Typically, they remain fixed in a location, deep inside an atomic composite. It is hence relatively still in a dielectric crystal lattice. T ... more
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
Nuremberg, Germany (SPX) May 23, 2017
Molecular Lego for nanoelectronics


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