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May 26 2017

07:33

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 shows that solar cells increase in efficiency thanks to the material's ability to self-organise by standing on edge. The current research study deals with perovskite, a new and promising material
07:33

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

May 25 2017

21:13

FNSB to take part in solar energy challenge - webcenter11


webcenter11

FNSB to take part in solar energy challenge
webcenter11
The Solar Challenge has awarded the borough technical assistance to investigate if this project is able to drive down the cost of solar to the point that it's economically feasible to apply further. Energy Management Engineer for the borough, Ben ...

15:00

Look to the sun: A conservative's case for solar energy - The Hill (blog)


The Hill (blog)

Look to the sun: A conservative's case for solar energy
The Hill (blog)
Energy is the driving force in our economy and world today. And as important as it was to our country just a few years ago, it's even more important to its livelihood and growth now. As a former congressman from South Carolina, I was able to learn ...

01:24

Nevada Assembly passes solar-energy consumer rights, fees - KRNV My News 4


KRNV My News 4

Nevada Assembly passes solar-energy consumer rights, fees
KRNV My News 4
(AP) — Members of the Nevada Assembly are giving bipartisan support to one arm of the Democratic majority's push to make solar energy more accessible. Assembly Bill 405 would require Nevada companies to make rooftop solar contracts easier to ...
Solar bill would have hefty price tag in Nevada Las Vegas Review-Journal

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May 24 2017

20:47

Pedal Power teaches youth about solar energy at library - Merrillfotonews


Merrillfotonews

Pedal Power teaches youth about solar energy at library
Merrillfotonews
Pedal Power, a learning resource offered through the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, makes a visit to T.B. Scott Library now through June 12, the start of the Summer Library Program. Why the library, you ask? “The library solar initiative ...

19:26

Printed, flexible and rechargeable battery can power wearable sensors

Nanoengineers have developed the first printed battery that is flexible, stretchable and rechargeable. The zinc batteries could be used to power everything from wearable sensors to solar cells and other kinds of electronics.
15:01

Federal officials consider tariffs on imported solar panels - The Hill


The Hill

Federal officials consider tariffs on imported solar panels
The Hill
Federal officials have launched an investigation into whether the government should impose tariffs on certain imported solar panel technology. The investigation, announced Tuesday by the International Trade Commission (ITC), responds to a petition ...
It's Official: The Government Is Moving Forward With Suniva's Solar Trade Case Greentech Media

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12:46

Fuel from the air technology provides a path to new business for OPEC countries

Pioneering technology makes OPEC countries prime regions to produce synthetic fuels. This could be a key asset in phasing out fossil fuels after the Paris Agreement, while also keeping some of the existing oil industry value chain intact.
02:36

Nevada Assembly Passes Solar-Energy Consumer Rights, Fees - U.S. News & World Report


Nevada Assembly Passes Solar-Energy Consumer Rights, Fees
U.S. News & World Report
... share daytime rooftop energy production with the power grid in exchange for credits toward nighttime and cloudy-day power. NV Energy, the state's monopolized energy provider, imposes fees on each kilowatt-hour of excess solar-generated electricity ...

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May 23 2017

23:29

Nevada Assembly passes solar-energy consumer rights, fees - The Daily Progress


Nevada Assembly passes solar-energy consumer rights, fees
The Daily Progress
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Members of the Nevada Assembly are giving bipartisan support to one arm of the Democratic majority's push to make solar energy more accessible. Assembly Bill 405 would require Nevada companies to make rooftop solar ...

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18:41

Special X-ray technique allows scientists to see 3-D deformations

Researchers have used an X-ray scattering technique called Bragg coherent diffraction imaging to reconstruct in 3-D the size and shape of grain defects. These defects create imperfections in the lattice of atoms inside a grain that can give rise to interesting material properties and effects.
13:00

Kentucky Coal Country Turns to Drones, Tomatoes, Solar Energy - Wall Street Journal (subscription)


Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Kentucky Coal Country Turns to Drones, Tomatoes, Solar Energy
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
PIKEVILLE, Ky.—With coal production on the decline, one energy company is pursuing a project that might seem heretical in this eastern Kentucky mining region: a solar-energy farm. Berkeley Energy Group and a subsidiary of the French renewable-energy ...

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12:42

Solar cells more efficient thanks to new material standing on edge

Researchers have designed a new structural organization using the promising solar cell material perovskite. The study shows that solar cells increase in efficiency thanks to the material’s ability to self-organize by standing on edge.

May 22 2017

14:11

Texas Southern participates in national solar energy competition - FuelFix (blog)


FuelFix (blog)

Texas Southern participates in national solar energy competition
FuelFix (blog)
Texas Southern University and a consortium of 13 other eastern and southern universities are competing for a U.S. Department of Energy grant that will help fund solar power projects for low income households. The Department of Energy has set aside $5 ...

May 21 2017

19:11

Sun Towards High Noon: How Solar Energy Is Transforming Our Future - CleanTechnica


CleanTechnica

Sun Towards High Noon: How Solar Energy Is Transforming Our Future
CleanTechnica
Peter F. Varadi's first book described the birth of the solar industry and its growth up until 2013. He recruited an team of internationally recognized contributors for the sequel. SUN TOWARDS HIGH NOON: SOLAR POWER TRANSFORMING OUR ENERGY ...
UP government setting up 750 megawatt solar plant at Badhla Times of India
Why It's Mainly Giant Companies That Buy Green Power Wall Street Journal (subscription)
Renewable energy should be part of the mix The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)
The Hindu -The Daily Star
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03:36

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 markets - providing more homes and businesses with affordable, clean energy. The funding comes as a direct result of Solaris Offgrid's success at The Business Booster, hosted by InnoEnergy, the
03:36

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 that had been custom-designed but industrially manufactured was installed as a "second skin" on the office building of the Lithuanian glass processor Glassbel. The exceptional size and weight of
03:36

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 vehicles (UAVs). Their research investigates the presence of solar photovoltaics (PV) to the cooperative autonomous soaring techniques, which enables long endurance flights of unmanned sailplanes that us

May 19 2017

17:22
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