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June 01, 2017
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New clean energy joint venture on Fiji Islands



Suva, Fiji (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Located to the north of New Zealand in the midst of the South Pacific the island state Fiji has to face the severe consequences of climate change. Rising sea levels and extreme weather conditions represent a big challenge for the country comprising of 330 small islands. Currently, the country's energy supply is mainly based on polluting fossil fuels. The dependence on oil imports causes high costs and makes Fiji vulnerable to the fluctuations of the global oil market burdening the federal budget h ... read more

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European Residential Solar Gets Smarter With Huawei Fusionhome
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Huawei has announced the launch of Huawei FusionHome Smart Energy Solution for the European residential market. Unveiled at Intersolar 2017, Munich, Huawei FusionHome combines smart PV hardware and ... more
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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 po ... 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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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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Installing solar to combat national security risks in the power grid
Houghton MI (SPX) May 11, 2017
Vulnerabilities in the power grid are one of the most prevalent national security threats. The technical community has called for building up the resiliency of the grid using distributed energy and ... 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



Cold conversion of food waste into renewable energy and fertilizer
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Researchers from Concordia's Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering (BCEE) in collaboration with Bio-Terre Systems Inc. are taking the fight against global warming to colder climes. Their weapon of choice? Cold-loving bacteria. In a study published in Process Safety and Environmental Protection, authors Rajinikanth Rajagopal, David Bellavance and Mohammad Saifur ... 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
CMU's interactive tool helps novices and experts make custom robots
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) May 31, 2017
A new interactive design tool developed by Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute enables both novices and experts to build customized legged or wheeled robots using 3D-printed components and off-the-shelf actuators. Using a familiar drag-and-drop interface, individuals can choose from a library of components and place them into the design. The tool suggests components that are co ... more
Houston TX (SPX) May 31, 2017
Tactile feedback adds 'muscle sense' to prosthetic hand
Shanghai (AFP) May 27, 2017
Google's AlphaGo retires on top after humbling world No. 1
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Teaching robots good manners
GE Energy Financial Services Surpasses $15 Billion in Renewable Energy Investments
Anaheim, CA (SPX) May 28, 2017
GE Energy Financial Services said this week at the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2017 conference, that it has exceeded $15 billion in renewable energy investment commitments in wind, solar, and other renewable energy projects globally. Over the past three years, GE Energy Financial Services has committed to invest approximately $5 billion in renewable energy projects, excee ... more
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
U.S. states taking up wind energy mantle
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
Engines fire without smoke
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) May 31, 2017
By observing the soot particles formed in a simple flame, researchers at KAUST have developed a computational model capable of simulating soot production inside the latest gasoline automobile engines1. Although today's passenger vehicle engines are cleaner than ever before, their exhaust can still contain significant numbers of nanoscopic soot particles that are small enough to penetrate t ... more
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) May 31, 2017
Continental partners with Baidu on connected cars
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
Self-healing catalyst films for hydrogen production
Bochum, Germany (SPX) May 30, 2017
Chemists at the Centre for Electrochemical Sciences at Ruhr-Universitat Bochum have developed a catalyst with self-healing properties. Under the challenging conditions of water electrolysis for hydrogen production, the catalyst material regenerates itself, as long as the components required for this are present in the electrolyte solution. A team involving Stefan Barwe, Prof Dr Wolfgang Sc ... 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
Wafer-thin magnetic materials developed for future quantum technologies
Basel, Switzerland (SPX) May 30, 2017
Two-dimensional magnetic structures are regarded as a promising material for new types of data storage, since the magnetic properties of individual molecular building blocks can be investigated and modified. For the first time, researchers have now produced a wafer-thin ferrimagnet, in which molecules with different magnetic centers arrange themselves on a gold surface to form a checkerboa ... more
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) May 30, 2017
A new spin on electronics
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
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Mining for answers on abandoned mines
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Soil scientist Jim Ippolito believes in local solutions to local problems. The problem he's working on is contaminated soils near abandoned mines. In the western United States 160,000 abandoned mines contaminate soils in the region. Ippolito, associate professor of soil science at Colorado State University, hopes to solve this problem with biochar, a charcoal-like substance that can reduce ... more
Washington (UPI) May 31, 2017
Man-made air pollution in Europe dates back 2,000 years
Hanoi (AFP) May 29, 2017
Taiwan steel plant opens in Vietnam after fish deaths
Carletonville, South Africa (AFP) May 28, 2017
Tough times for S.Africa town blighted by mine closure
Beijing's rickshaws teeter between tradition, survival
Beijing (AFP) May 31, 2017
The makeshift red-canopied vehicles are ubiquitous in Beijing: rickshaws traversing narrow alleyways and skyscraper-lined avenues alike. A historic mode of transport, they have survived China's modernisation, and remain an integral part of city living - but for the drivers, life remains a struggle. Near the lofty Forbidden City, where emperors once lived, a man surnamed Guo has worked a ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 28, 2017
Young Chinese in the red as easy credit drives up debt
Hong Kong (AFP) May 28, 2017
Better times? Hong Kong's British nostalgia trip
Hong Kong (AFP) May 26, 2017
Hong Kong independence duo plead not guilty over parliament chaos
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
A new tool for discovering nanoporous materials
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) May 30, 2017
Materials classified as "nanoporous" have structures (or "frameworks") with pores up to 100 nm in diameter. These include diverse materials used in different fields from gas separation, catalysis, and even medicine (e.g. activated charcoal). The performance of nanoporous materials depends on both their chemical composition and the shape of their pores, but the latter is very difficult to quantif ... more
Sydney (AFP) May 31, 2017
Space junk could destroy satellites, hurt economies
Washington (UPI) May 24, 2017
New Zealand company partners with U.S. Army for engineered skin
Boston MA (SPX) May 31, 2017
New method allows real-time monitoring of irradiated 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
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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