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November 09, 2017
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Mechanochemistry paves the way to higher quality perovskite photovoltaics



Warsaw, Poland (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
For several years, tension has been rising in line with the approaching commercialization of perovskite photovoltaic cells. Now, there has been another small earthquake: it turns out that devices based on these materials can convert solar energy into electricity even more efficiently! There is one condition: instead of producing perovskites by traditional solution methods, they should be produced by ... grinding. The interaction of researchers who have fundamental knowledge of chemistry with exper ... read more

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Solar greenhouses generate electricity and grow healthy crops
Santa Cruz CA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
The first crops of tomatoes and cucumbers grown inside electricity-generating solar greenhouses were as healthy as those raised in conventional greenhouses, signaling that "smart" greenhouses hold g ... more
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US renewable energy booms despite Trump vow to quit Paris deal
Washington (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
Renewable energy continues to grow in the United States, despite US President Donald Trump's moves to dismantle clean power, deregulate industry and promote fossil fuels like coal, experts say. ... more
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OMCO Solar expands to met demand for field-fast racking systems
Phoenix, AZ (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
OMCO Solar, a division of OMCO Holdings, has announced a significant expansion to their solar product offerings and construction leadership teams, bringing years of solar experience to support the l ... more
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European lender closer to green finance goals
Washington (UPI) Nov 2, 2017
After signing an agreement in New Delhi with a global solar alliance, the European bank for development said it moved closer to its green finance goals ... more
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No tariffs, U.S. solar industry leaders say
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
The Trump administration is called on to embrace free-markets over protectionism in order to support the blossoming solar power sector, industry leaders said. ... more
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Scientists elevate quantum dot solar cell world record
Golden CO (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) established a new world efficiency record for quantum dot solar cells, at 13.4 percent. Colloid ... more
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Fitch: U.S. decision on Paris doesn't matter for renewable growth
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
The U.S. plan to withdraw from the multilateral Paris climate agreement doesn't matter for the pace of growth for renewables globally, Fitch Ratings said. ... more
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Oil-rich Alberta adding more solar components
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Canada's oil-rich province of Alberta took further steps toward a balanced economy through small-scale solar installations, provincial and local leaders said. ... more
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Air pollution cuts solar energy potential in China
Princeton NJ (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
China is rapidly expanding its solar power supply, hoping to meet 10 percent of the nation's electricity needs with solar energy by 2030. But there's a problem: severe air pollution is blocking ligh ... more
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UNIST researchers develop highly stable perovskite solar cells
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has presented a highly stable perovskite solar cells (PSCs), using edged-selectively fluorine (F) functionalized graphene nano-platelets (EFGnPs). This breakthr ... more


New fractal-like concentrating solar power receivers are better at absorbing sunlight

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Recurrent Energy Announces Commercial Operation of 71 MW North Carolina Solar Project
Guelph, Canada (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Recurrent Energy reports that the commercial operation of the 71 MWac/92 MWp IS-42 solar photovoltaic project, located in Cumberland County, North Carolina has commenced. "The completion of th ... more
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ABC Solar catches a CAB to land a PTO from SCE
Los Angeles, CA (SPX) October 25, 2017
ABC Solar president Bradley Bartz caught a CAB today and it looks like it might be a solid turn in his journey. The journey is to get a 10.8 KW Solar PV and Advanced Battery system its Permission-to ... more
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German utility sees potential in rooftop solar
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
A German wholesale retailer will get about 9 percent of its total electricity needs met through an agreement on rooftop solar installations, utility E.ON said. ... more
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Transparent solar technology represents 'wave of the future'
East Lansing MI (SPX) Oct 24, 2017
See-through solar materials that can be applied to windows represent a massive source of untapped energy and could harvest as much power as bigger, bulkier rooftop solar units, scientists report in ... more



Study identifies additional hurdle to widespread planting of bioenergy crops
Indianapolis IN (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
A study examining how certain decisions impact what farmers plant and harvest identified one crucial factor that researchers believe needs to be added to the list of decision variables when considering bioenergy crops: the option value. Most studies have not examined the role of the option value, which has to do with farmers waiting to see how bioenergy crop prices will change in the futur ... more
Philadelphia PA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Penn researchers mimic giant clams to enhance the production of biofuel
Newark DE (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
Research aims to help renewable jet fuel take flight
Champaign IL (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Expanding Brazilian sugarcane could dent global CO2 emissions
Computer system finds 'recipes' for producing materials
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
In recent years, research efforts such as the Materials Genome Initiative and the Materials Project have produced a wealth of computational tools for designing new materials useful for a range of applications, from energy and electronics to aeronautics and civil engineering. But developing processes for producing those materials has continued to depend on a combination of experience, intui ... more
Raleigh NC (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Study shows need for adaptive powered knee prosthesis to assist amputees
New York NY (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Researchers unveil tool to debug 'black box' deep learning algorithms
Pasadena CA (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Physics boosts artificial intelligence methods
New York sets high bar for wind energy
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
The state of New York aims to become a new hub for the wind energy industry with its unique geographical position and ambitions goals, a state leader said. New York ranks 11th in the nation in terms of installed wind energy capacity and is the 15th windiest. As of 2014, the state had 20 wind energy projects in service, with a total capacity of 1.8 gigawatts of capacity. The state set of ... more
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Construction to begin on $160 million Industry Leading Hybrid Renewable Energy Project
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
A kite that might fly
Washington (UPI) Oct 17, 2017
Scotland outreach to Canada yields wind energy investment
UK car sales skid in October: industry body
London (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
British car sales sank in October for the seventh successive month on disappointing consumer demand, industry data showed on Monday. New car registrations sank 12.2 percent year-on-year to 158,192 vehicles last month, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said in a statement. The SMMT blamed the sharp drop on falling consumer confidence - and confusion surrounding the governmen ... more
Carlsbad, NM (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Sandia improving fuel economy, reducing emissions using optical diagnostics
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
Introducing autonomous vehicles sooner could save hundreds of thousands of lives
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
Texas applauds free-market move on electric vehicles
Rapid cellphone charging getting closer to reality
Waterloo, Canada (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
The ability to charge cellphones in seconds is one step closer after researchers at the University of Waterloo used nanotechnology to significantly improve energy-storage devices known as supercapacitors. Their novel design roughly doubles the amount of electrical energy the rapid-charging devices can hold, helping pave the way for eventual use in everything from smartphones and laptop com ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 7, 2017
Scientists design smart paper capable of detecting water, conducting electricity
Houston TX (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Microscopic defects make batteries better
Exeter UK (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Scientists create magnetic system that transforms heat into motion
Bulgaria extends life of Soviet-era nuclear reactor
Sofia (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Bulgaria's nuclear energy watchdog greenlighted on Friday an extension of the lifespan of one of two Soviet-built reactors at the country's sole nuclear power plant. The 1,000-megawatt unit in Kozloduy was built in 1987 and its operating licence was due to expire on November 5. But the BNRA nuclear regulator agreed to extend the permit by another 10 years after extensive equipment checks ... more
Paris (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
France backtracks on nuclear power reduction target
Hanover NH (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Nuclear energy programs may not increase likelihood of proliferation
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Rutgers-led research could revolutionize nuclear waste reprocessing and save money
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Improving sensor accuracy to prevent electrical grid overload
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Electrical physicists from Czech Technical University have provided additional evidence that new current sensors introduce errors when assessing current through iron conductors. It's crucial to correct this flaw in the new sensors so that operators of the electrical grid can correctly respond to threats to the system. The researchers show how a difference in a conductor's magnetic permeabi ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2017
Japan faces challenges in cutting CO2, Moody's finds
Washington (UPI) Oct 19, 2017
IEA: An electrified world would cost $31B per year to achieve
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
'Fuel-secure' steps in Washington counterintuitive, green group says
It takes a microclimate to raise a pinyon tree
Fort Collins CO (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
With all the discussion about global climate change effects, new research shows that another kind of climate is an important factor in regional pinyon pine tree recovery after drought events - the microclimate. Microclimates are localized climates found within a larger one, like that of a cool canyon in the desert Southwest. These microclimates occur because of local differences in the lan ... more
Mbandaka, Dr Congo (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Could the peatlands of Congo be a carbon bomb?
Kent UK (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Protecting 'high carbon' rainforest areas also protects threatened wildlife
Waiapi, Brazil (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
For Amazon tribe, rainforest is a whole world
Russian scientists have found flaws in popular theories of gravity
Yekaterinburg, Russia (SPX) Oct 27, 2017
Taking black holes (as a real object) as a test material, scientists from the Ural Federal university (UrFU, Yekaterinburg) found out that a popular theory of gravity which had seemed to work perfectly at the cosmological level (a subclass of Horndeski theory) is hardly applicable to the real world. They presented their study in the Classical and Quantum Gravity journal. At the moment, acc ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 30, 2017
Prolific Earth Gravity Satellites End Science Mission
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Supercomputers help Los Alamos team interpret LIGO findings
Cleveland OH (SPX) Oct 24, 2017
NASA Challenges Students to Design Microgravity Experiments
Two-dimensional materials unlock the path to ultra-low-power transistors
York UK (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
An international team of scientists has discovered a new route to ultra-low-power transistors using a graphene-based composite material. As transistors are squeezed into ever smaller areas within computer chips, the semiconductor industry struggles to contain overheating in devices. Now researchers from the University of York and Roma Tre University believe the solution lies in compo ... more
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
Highly flexible organic flash memory for foldable and disposable electronics
Innsbruck, Austria (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
Researchers develop data bus for quantum computer
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
University of Utah researchers develop milestone for ultra-fast communications and computing
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Delhi schools shut as toxic smog hits India and Pakistan
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Delhi authorities ordered all schools to shut on Wednesday after choking smog descended on north India and Pakistan, with pollution levels in the city 40 times the World Health Organization's safe limit. Levels of PM 2.5, the microscopic particles that are the most damaging to health, reached more than 1,000 micrograms per cubic metre in the Indian capital on Wednesday, according to US embas ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Are elevated levels of mercury in the American dipper due to run-of-river dams?
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Schools shut amid health emergency as smog blankets India's capital
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Molybdenum in Wisconsin wells not from coal ash
Chinese dissident writer dies on medical parole
Beijing (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
A veteran Chinese dissident who had nearly completed a 12-year prison sentence for "subversion" has died on medical parole, rights groups said Wednesday. Writer Yang Tongyan died on Tuesday, nearly three months after an August 23 surgery to remove a brain tumour, Amnesty International said in a statement, citing information from close friends. Rights groups say a pattern has emerged in r ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists allowed to appeal jail terms
Beijing (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
China calls on France to ensure security of its citizens
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Hong Kong government under fire in LGBT row
NASA-Developed Drone Aircraft Offer One-of-a-Kind Capabilities
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
NASA scientists, who always are on the hunt for new platforms from which to carry out their research, now may avail themselves of two agency-developed unmanned aerial systems, or UASs, that some say represent the future for drone aircraft. Unlike most commercially available unmanned aircraft systems, Vanilla Aircraft's VA001 and Black Swift Technologies' S2 small Unmanned Aircraft System, ... more
Niamey (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
Niger to let US forces arm drones in counter-terrorism fight
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Insitu awarded $9.2M for parts, sustainment of RQ-21A
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
New RoboBee flies, dives, swims and explodes out the of water
Cancer cells destroyed with dinosaur extinction metal
Warwick UK (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Cancer cells can be targeted and destroyed with the metal from the asteroid that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, according to new research by an international collaboration between the University of Warwick and Sun Yat-Sen University in China. Researchers from the Professor Sadler and Professor O'Connor groups in Warwick's Department of Chemistry and Professor Hui Chao's group at S ... more
Ames IA (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
One-step 3-D printing of catalysts developed at Ames Laboratory
Washington (UPI) Nov 7, 2017
General Atomics awarded $8.8M contract for low power laser demonstrator
Seattle WA (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
How to store information in your clothes invisibly, without electronics
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Lockheed Martin to develop compact airborne high energy laser capabilities
Bothell WA (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
The US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) has awarded Lockheed Martin $26.3 million for the design, development and production of a high power fiber laser. AFRL plans to test the laser on a tactical fighter jet by 2021. The contract is part of AFRL's Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) program, and is a major step forward in the maturation of protective airborne laser systems. ... more
Sunnyvale CA (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Lockheed Martin developing technology to intercept missile threats with Directed Energy
White Sands Missile Range NM (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Upgraded Lockheed Martin Laser Outguns Threat in Half the Time
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
ATHENA laser testbed system successfully shoots down drones
Simple green synthesis is a breath of fresh air
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Nanoparticles of controllable composition and size have great potential in electrical, optical and chemical devices, but they must be created in a safe and cost-effective way. Kazuhiro Takanabe and coworkers from KAUST now report a simple method for synthesizing metal-sulfide nanoparticles at low temperature without using environmentally harmful solvents. Metal sulfides, which are crystall ... more
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Gold nanoantennas help in creation of more powerful nanoelectronics
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
Subset of carbon nanotubes poses cancer risk similar to asbestos in mice
Davis CA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
New, simplified technique makes light metallic nanofoam
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