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July 07, 2017
SOLAR DAILY
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. The 52-year-old Los Angeles resident joined an ever-growing number of Californians who are switching to solar power for their energy needs in a bid to not only save money but to also do their part for the environment in a state setting the pace for the rest of the country in that sector. "At this time of year, my power and water bills usually were ... read 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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Elon Musk's Tesla to build world's largest battery in Australia
Sydney (AFP) July 7, 2017
Elon Musk's Tesla will build what the maverick entrepreneur claims is the world's largest lithium ion battery within 100 days, making good on a Twitter promise to ease South Australia's energy woes. ... more
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Chinese Solar Farm in the Shape of a Giant Panda Can Be Seen From Space
Datong (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
When astronauts look down at China in the future, it will not just be the Great Wall they can pick out. A huge solar farm has just been connected to the country's electricity grid and it is in the s ... more
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Environmental groups say G20 paying lip service to clean energy
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
The world's leading economies are skewing their financial strength toward fossil fuels even as the rhetoric shifts to renewables, environmental groups said. ... more
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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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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 ... 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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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
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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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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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Alberta unveils solar-power rebate program
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
Solar power in the oil-rich Canadian province of Alberta has the potential to quadruple under an installation rebate program, the government 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



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
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
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Sea shells for sale: A new source of sustainable biomaterials
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) Jun 29, 2017
South Korea develops self-propelled howitzer
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
Owls' wings could hold the key to beating wind turbine noise
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Owls' wings could hold the key to beating wind turbine noise A new study has revealed how inspiration from owls' wings could allow aircraft and wind turbines to become quieter. Researchers from Japan and China studied the serrations in the leading edge of owls' wings, gaining new insight into how they work to make the birds' flight silent. Their results, published in the journa ... more
Bristol UK (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Thrive Renewables delivers mezzanine funded wind farms in Scotland
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
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
Beijing (AFP) July 5, 2017
Baidu CEO's self-driving car stunt stumps police: media
Paris (AFP) July 6, 2017
France 'to end sales of petrol, diesel vehicles by 2040'
Stockholm (AFP) July 5, 2017
Volvo to phase out petrol-only cars from 2019
Ruthenium rules for new fuel cells
Houston TX (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Rice University scientists have fabricated a durable catalyst for high-performance fuel cells by attaching single ruthenium atoms to graphene. Catalysts that drive the oxygen reduction reaction that lets fuel cells turn chemical energy into electricity are usually made of platinum, which stands up to the acidic nature of the cell's charge-carrying electrolyte. But platinum is expensive, an ... more
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
PPPL researchers demonstrate first hot plasma edge in a fusion facility
Beijing, China (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
CAS researchers develop selective electrocatalysts to boost direct methanol fuel cell performance
Bethlehem PA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
International team develops new way to produce pure hydrogen efficiently
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
Cherbourg, France (AFP) July 5, 2017
Sixth MOX nuclear shipment leaves France for Japan
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
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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
Kraków, Poland (AFP) July 5, 2017
UNESCO urges Poland to stop logging ancient forest
Missoula MT (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Slow-growing ponderosas survive mountain pine beetle outbreaks
Okanagan, Canada (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Ancient fungi could help Canada's future northern forests
LISA Gravitational-Wave Observatory Selected as ESA L3 Mission
Hannover, Germany (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
In a meeting on 20 June 2017 ESA's Science Programme Committee selected the space-based gravitational-wave detector "Laser Interferometer Space Antenna" (LISA) for ESA's third large (L3) mission in the "Cosmic Vision" plan. LISA will consist of three spacecraft separated by millions of kilometers. They will precisely monitor their relative distance changes with lasers to detect gravitation ... more
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Jun 29, 2017
Hints of Extra Dimensions in Gravitational Waves
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
Three-dimensional chip combines computing and data storage
Boston MA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
As embedded intelligence is finding its way into ever more areas of our lives, fields ranging from autonomous driving to personalized medicine are generating huge amounts of data. But just as the flood of data is reaching massive proportions, the ability of computer chips to process it into useful information is stalling. Now, researchers at Stanford University and MIT have built a new chi ... more
Seoul (AFP) July 4, 2017
Samsung to invest $18 billion in memory chip business
Linkoping, Sweden (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Spinning electrons open the door to future hybrid electronics
Riverside CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Research accelerates quest for quicker, longer-lasting electronics
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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
Chinese court jails author of Tiananmen report: lawyer
Beijing (AFP) July 7, 2017
A prominent Chinese labour activist was sentenced Friday to four and a half years in prison for "inciting subversion" through a written account of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, his lawyer told AFP. Liu Shaoming, a former factory worker, was detained in southern Guangdong province in May 2015 after describing his involvement in the pro-democracy movement on a US website. Liu's lawyer, Wu ... more
Sertar, China (AFP) July 6, 2017
With demolitions, China squeezes Buddhist academy
Beijing (AFP) July 6, 2017
Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo's health deteriorates
Shanghai (AFP) July 4, 2017
Coming to a Chinese cinema near you: 'Core Socialist Values'
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 (SPX) Jun 29, 2017
Smart Quadcopters Find their Way without Human Help or GPS
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Rafael unveils Drone Dome anti-drone system
Shenzhen, China (AFP) June 25, 2017
China drone king turns to farming
NIST 'noise thermometry' yields accurate new measurements of boltzmann constant
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
By measuring the random jiggling motion of electrons in a resistor, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have contributed to accurate new measurements of the Boltzmann constant, a fundamental scientific value that relates the energy of a system to its temperature. NIST made one measurement in its Boulder, Colorado, laboratory and collaborated on another in Chi ... more
East Lansing, MI (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Recreating interstellar ions with lasers
Luxembourg (SPX) Jun 29, 2017
SES and MDA Announce First Satellite Life Extension Agreement
Fino Mornasco, Italy (SPX) Jun 28, 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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