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July 05, 2017
SOLAR DAILY
Air pollution casts shadow over solar energy production



Durham NC (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Global solar energy production is taking a major hit due to air pollution and dust. According to a new study, airborne particles and their accumulation on solar cells are cutting energy output by more than 25 percent in certain parts of the world. The regions hardest hit are also those investing the most in solar energy installations: China, India and the Arabian Peninsula. The study appears online June 23 in Environmental Science and Technology Letters. "My colleagues in India were sh ... read more

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Californians take a shine to solar power
Los Angeles (AFP) July 2, 2017
Jacquie Barnbrook had grown tired of the high electricity bills and her gas-guzzling luxury car when she finally decided to take the plunge last year. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
The Last Day of Net-Metering Brings Memories of Fighting for Every Solar Watt
Los Angeles, CA (SPX) Jul 04, 2017
Up at 5am to revise a single line diagram for a solar grid tie system so SCE can give Permission-To-Operate (PTO). Over the years the single line diagram was accepted or rejected based on the partic ... more
BIO FUEL
Biofuel from waste
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Fuel from waste? It is possible. But hitherto, converting organic waste to fuel has not been economically viable. Excessively high temperatures and too much energy are required. Using a novel cataly ... more
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Exciting new material uses solar energy to remove man-made dye pollutants from water
Swansea UK (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
A novel composite material has been developed by scientists in the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University which shows promise as a catalyst for the degradation of environmenta ... more
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ABB microgrid to power Aruba and support transition to renewable energy
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
ABB will provide an advanced microgrid to WEB Aruba N.V., the main power utility serving the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. ABB's software, automation and control technologies will help WEB Aruba ... more
ENERGY TECH
Deceleration of runaway electrons paves the way for fusion power
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
Fusion power has the potential to provide clean and safe energy that is free from carbon dioxide emissions. However, imitating the solar energy process is a difficult task to achieve. Two young plas ... more
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NRL Issued Patent for Solar Microbial Fuel Cell
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, has received a U.S. patent for a self-assembling, self-repairing, and self-contained microbial photoelectro ... more
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Catalyst that mimics the z-scheme of photosynthesis
Lexington KY (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
A team of chemists from the University of Kentucky and the Institute of Physics Research of Mar del Plata in Argentina has just reported a way to trigger a fundamental step in the mechanism of photo ... more
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SOVENTIX and Gentec EPC sign a joint venture agreement to develop solar hybrid projects across Nigeria
Wesel, Germany (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
SOVENTIX, a leading global solar developer based in Germany, and Gentec EPC, a pioneer in the Nigerian energy industry and distributor of Cummins gas generators in Nigeria, have formed a joint ventu ... more
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Pacific island nations get renewable energy support
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
A handful of the smaller Pacific island nations have access to up to $200 million to help finance renewable energy projects, the Asian Development Bank said. ... more


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Freshwater from salt water using only solar energy
Houston TX (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
A federally funded research effort to revolutionize water treatment has yielded an off-grid technology that uses energy from sunlight alone to turn salt water into fresh drinking water. The desalina ... more
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Using sunlight to the max
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Materials called transition-metal carbides have remarkable properties that open new possibilities in water desalination and wastewater treatment. A KAUST team has found compounds of transition metal ... more
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Solar heating could cover over 80 percent of domestic heating requirements in Nordic countries
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
According to researchers at Aalto University, by using suitable systems, more than 80% of heating energy for Finnish households could be produced using solar energy. As the price of heating energy o ... more
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Photopower for microlabs
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Miniaturized devices such as microsensors often require an independent, equally miniaturized power supply. Searching for suitable systems, Japanese scientists have now developed a fully integrated m ... more



Solving a sweet problem for renewable biofuels and chemicals
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Whether or not society shakes its addiction to oil and gasoline will depend on a number of profound environmental, geopolitical and societal factors. But with current oil prices hovering around $50 dollars a barrel, it won't likely be anytime soon. Despite several major national research initiatives, no one has been able to come up with the breakthrough renewable biofuel technology t ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Regulating the indirect land use carbon emissions imposes high hidden costs on fuel
East Lansing MI (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Cellulosic biofuels can benefit the environment if managed correctly
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Biofuel from waste
Developing New Approaches to Celestial Threats Using AI
Mountain View, CA (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
What do astrophysicist Steven Hawking, Queen guitarist Brian May and the country of Luxembourg have in common? They're all key figures in Asteroid Day - a UN sanctioned day of education to raise awareness about protecting our planet from dangerous impacts from space. Asteroid Day is June 30th, the anniversary of the 1908 Tunguska impact, when a space rock, approximately 120 ft wide detonat ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 3, 2017
Scientists design robot to aid visually impaired schoolchildren
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 26, 2017
AI Will Prepare Robots for the Unknown
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Snake robot could help maintain space station, explore moon
Thrive Renewables delivers mezzanine funded wind farms in Scotland
Bristol UK (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
With over 20 years in sustainable investment, Thrive Renewables, (previously Triodos Renewables) has provided mezzanine loans for two wind farms in Scotland that will have a combined total capacity of 11.5MW which will generate and deliver clean, smart energy to the UK grid. Once built, these projects will be able to generate enough green electricity for 7,760[1] homes. In partnership with ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
It's a breeze: How to harness the power of the wind
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
ADB: Asia-Pacific growth tied to renewables
Anaheim, CA (SPX) May 28, 2017
GE Energy Financial Services Surpasses $15 Billion in Renewable Energy Investments
Hanoi to ban motorbikes by 2030 to curb pollution, traffic
Hanoi (AFP) July 4, 2017
Officials in Vietnam's traffic-choked capital Hanoi vowed on Tuesday to banish motorbikes by 2030 to ease environment and congestion woes, a decision that swiftly divided a city where two-wheelers are the main means of transportation. Hanoi is famed for legions of motorbikes - sometimes stacked with entire families or overloaded with deliveries - that clog roads in a fast-growing city with ... more
Stockholm (AFP) July 5, 2017
Volvo to end gas-only cars in 2019
Beijing (AFP) July 3, 2017
China police probe funding of 'traffic-straddling' bus
Montreal (AFP) June 22, 2017
Electric vehicles inefficient way to reduce CO2 emissions: study
Tiny bubbles provide tremendous propulsion in new microparticles research-Ben-Gurion U
Beer-Sheva, Israel (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
An innovative technique using light and tiny bubbles to propel microparticles at forces many times greater than previously achieved has been developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers. The new technique could have significant implications in the development of micromotors and optical devices for use in solar cell optics. "What we ultimately hope to achieve is a highly accu ... more
Lemont, IL (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Nickel for thought: Compound shows potential for high-temperature superconductivity
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
New metrology technique measures electric fields
Fukuoka, Japan (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Multifunctional catalyst for poison-resistant hydrogen fuel cells
1.5-bn pound cost overrun at UK's Hinkley nuclear plant: EDF
Paris (AFP) July 3, 2017
A project to build a nuclear plant at Hinkley Point in Britain will overrun by 1.5 billion pounds ($1.95 billion, 1.71 billion euros) and may face further delays, its main supplier said Monday. EDF, the state-run French company that has the lion's share of the controversial scheme, made the announcement after a long review. EDF is part of a French-Chinese consortium that was awarded the two-re ... more
London (AFP) June 23, 2017
UK nuclear plant to cost consumers billions more
Tokyo (AFP) June 23, 2017
Toshiba delays results again citing US nuclear unit
Paris (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
AREVA obtains transport license for its new cask in France and Belgium
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Fighting global warming and climate change requires a broad energy portfolio
San Diego CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Can the continental United States make a rapid, reliable and low-cost transition to an energy system that relies almost exclusively on wind, solar and hydroelectric power? While there is growing excitement for this vision, a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) by 21 of the nation's leading energy experts, including David G. Victor and George R. Tynan from the ... more
(UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Low-carbon trajectory is the only option, European leaders say
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Divestment streak continues for British energy company Centrica
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
New ultrathin material for splitting water could make hydrogen production cheaper
Green activists, rangers face off over Poland's ancient forest
Krakow, Poland (AFP) July 4, 2017
Several hundred environmental activists and forest rangers on Tuesday held rival protests in southern Poland over large-scale logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest, a UNESCO world heritage site that includes some of Europe's last primeval woodland. The demonstrations took place in the city of Krakow on the sidelines of the annual meeting of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee, which is set ... more
Missoula MT (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Slow-growing ponderosas survive mountain pine beetle outbreaks
Talca, Chile (AFP) June 30, 2017
Scampering dogs in Chile help restore burnt forests
Ottawa (AFP) June 27, 2017
US imposes second round of tariffs on Canadian lumber
Hints of Extra Dimensions in Gravitational Waves
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Jun 29, 2017
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam found that hidden dimensions - as predicted by string theory - could influence gravitational waves. In a recently published paper they study the consequences of extra dimensions on these ripples in space-time, and predict whether their effects could be detected. LIGO's first detection of gravitational waves from ... more
Hannover, Germany (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
LISA Gravitational-Wave Observatory Selected as ESA L3 Mission
Baltimore MD (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Hubble Astronomers Measure White Dwarf's Mass with Relativity Experiment
Innsbruck, Austria (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Breaking Newton's Law
Spinning electrons open the door to future hybrid electronics
Linkoping, Sweden (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
A discovery of how to control and transfer spinning electrons paves the way for novel hybrid devices that could outperform existing semiconductor electronics. In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers at Linkoping University in Sweden demonstrate how to combine a commonly used semiconductor with a topological insulator, a recently discovered state of matter with unique electrica ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
2-D material's traits could send electronics spinning in new directions
Seoul (AFP) July 4, 2017
Samsung to invest $18 billion in memory chip business
Nashville TN (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Cotton candy capillaries lead to circuit boards that dissolve when cooled
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Human activities worsen air quality in Dunhuang, a desert basin in China
Beijing, China (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Dunhuang is a typical desert basin in western China, with the Qilian mountains to the south, Kumtag desert and Lop-Nur to the west, Beisai mountain to the north, and Sanwei mountain to the east. Besides, the famous Taklimakan and Tengger deserts are also located in the west and east of Dunhuang region, respectively. Dunhuang is also a world-famous scenic spot, encompassing Mogao Caves, Cre ... more
Paris (AFP) July 4, 2017
Herbicide boost for tadpoles: study
Washington (UPI) Jun 21, 2017
Scientists probe role of sunscreen in accelerating coral reef decline
West Tabir, Indonesia (AFP) June 21, 2017
Risky gold rush: Indonesia tackles illegal mining boom
Coming to a Chinese cinema near you: 'Core Socialist Values'
Shanghai (AFP) July 4, 2017
Chinese cinema-goers now have to sit through a short clip promoting "core socialist values" and President Xi Jinping's "Chinese dream" political credo before the show starts - and some aren't happy about it. Authorities enlisted action star Jackie Chan and domestic film idols as part of the public-service adverts, which have been ordered shown at cinemas in China since July 1 and last a few ... more
Berlin (AFP) July 3, 2017
Germany urges treatment for China's cancer-stricken Liu
Beijing (AFP) June 28, 2017
Hong Kong's allure fading in mainland China
Hong Kong (AFP) July 1, 2017
Profile: Hong Kong's new leader Carrie Lam
New Reaper drone variant performs first combat mission
Washington (UPI) Jun 30, 2017
The U.S. Air Force reported Thursday that its new Block 5 variant of the MQ-9 Reaper drone has performed its first combat mission against Islamist terrorists. The recent 16-hour sortie, flown June 23 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, involved the unmanned aerial vehicle dropping a GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munitions bomb and firing two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles in support of gr ... more
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Rafael unveils Drone Dome anti-drone system
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 29, 2017
Smart Quadcopters Find their Way without Human Help or GPS
Shenzhen, China (AFP) June 25, 2017
China drone king turns to farming
New measurement will help redefine international unit of mass
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Using a state-of-the-art device for measuring mass, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have made their most precise determination yet of Planck's constant, an important value in science that will help to redefine the kilogram, the official unit of mass in the SI, or international system of units. Accepted for publication (link is external) in the journal Met ... more
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
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Fino Mornasco, Italy (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
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Luxembourg (SPX) Jun 29, 2017
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Raytheon successfully fires high-energy laser from helicopter
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
A high-energy laser system has been fired for the first time from a helicopter at a variety of targets from differing altitudes, air speeds and flight regimes. Raytheon announced Monday it conducted the flight test at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico with the U.S. Army Apache Program Management Office in collaboration with the U.S. Special Operations Command. All primary a ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Missile Defense Agency seeks laser-armed drone
Washington (AFP) April 8, 2017
Laser weapons edge toward use in US military
Washington (UPI) Apr 3, 2017
Researchers create Star Wars 'superlaser' in the lab
Nanostructures taste the rainbow
Pasadena CA (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Engineers at Caltech have for the first time developed a light detector that combines two disparate technologies - nanophotonics, which manipulates light at the nanoscale, and thermoelectrics, which translates temperature differences directly into electron voltage - to distinguish different wavelengths (colors) of light, including both visible and infrared wavelengths, at high resolution. ... more
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Chemists perform surgery on nanoparticles
Lund, Sweden (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
Silver atom nanoclusters could become efficient biosensors
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Superconducting nanowire memory cell, miniaturized technology


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