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December 13, 2012
SOLAR DAILY
Solar power prices to continue falling through 2025
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 13, 2012
Prices for solar modules-the part of solar panels that produce electricity-will continue to fall, in line with the long-term trend since 1980, according to a survey of experts by Near Zero, , a nonprofit energy research organization. However, for prices to keep falling for the long term will require continued committment to research, such as on materials used for making solar modules. To get a sense of what future prices for solar power are likely to be, as well as other challenges and bottlenecks ... read more
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ENERGY TECH

Rice cultivates green batteries from plant
Here's a reason to be glad about madder: The climbing plant has the potential to make a greener rechargeable battery. Scientists at Rice University and the City College of New York have discovered t ... more
BIO FUEL

Can Algae-Derived Oils Support Large-Scale, Low-Cost Biofuels Production?
ExxonMobil and many other energy companies are investing hundreds of millions of dollars to develop transportation biofuels from renewable resources such as the oil or hydrocarbons produced by micro ... more
CAR TECH

Ultrasound can now monitor the health of your car engine
A system that uses ultrasound technology to look inside car engines could lead to more efficient engines - and huge fuel savings for motorists. Ultrasound scans have long been a fundamental tool in ... more
ENERGY DAILY


TECH SPACE

Boeing, BMW Group to collaborate on carbon fiber recycling
Boeing and the BMW Group signed a collaboration agreement to participate in joint research on carbon fiber recycling and share knowledge about carbon fiber materials and manufacturing. Boeing and BM ... more


AEROSPACE

New system for aircraft forecasts potential storm hazards over oceans
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has developed a prototype system to help flights avoid major storms as they travel over remote ocean regions. The 8-hour forecasts of potentially ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Ancient Red Dye Powers New "Green" Battery
Rose madder - a natural plant dye once prized throughout the Old World to make fiery red textiles - has found a second life as the basis for a new "green" battery. Chemists from The City College of ... more
TECH SPACE

Yahoo! seeks slice of smartphone photo-sharing pie
Yahoo! joined the fray over smartphone photo-sharing Wednesday by making it more enticing for iPhone users to use its Flickr service amid a rift between Twitter and the popular photo app Instagram. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Cause of aging remains elusive

Mature forests store nitrogen in soil

Brisbane Sugarbag bees launch all-conquering raids

Recently discovered microbe is key player in climate change

New Insights on Carbonic Acid in Water

Some scientists share better than others

Global consumption driving tropical deforestation

SOLAR DAILY

Gulf oil states get hot for solar power
The world's largest single-unit solar power plant is nearing completion in oil-rich Abu Dhabi while Saudi Arabia, the world's leading oil exporter, is mulling exporting solar power to the region and Europe. ... more
TRADE WARS

Chinese cities becoming too costly for expats: survey
Chinese cities now dominate the list of the most expensive places in Asia for expatriate residents due in part to a stronger local currency, a regional survey showed Wednesday. ... more
CAR TECH

Chinese firm to build electric cars in Bulgaria: report
A Chinese automaker backed by billionaire US investor Warren Buffett has signed an agreement with energy giant Bulmineral to build an electric bus and car factory in Bulgaria, a report said Wednesday. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

BHP Billiton sells stake in Australian LNG
Mining giant BHP Billiton said it would sell its interest in the Browse natural gas project offshore Western Australia to Chinese state-run oil producer PetroChina for $1.63 billion. ... more
ENERGY NEWS

Renewables Provide 46 percent All New US Electrical Generating Capacity in 2012
According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, solar, w ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
China launches first mission to moon and back

Two families of comets found around nearby star

Organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere are intriguingly skewed

U.S. holds test on Aegis tracking capability

Thales providing satcom capability to Qatar

NASA uses ultra-black nano-coating for solar coronagraph

Cosmonauts complete 3rd EVA for October

ENERGY TECH

Wind, solar power paired with storage could be cost-effective way to power grid
Renewable energy could fully power a large electric grid 99.9 percent of the time by 2030 at costs comparable to today's electricity expenses, according to new research by the University of Delaware ... more
ENERGY TECH

China's accelerating overseas buys raise fears
China's biggest overseas takeover, the $15 billion purchase of Canada's Nexen, is a huge step in Beijing's push for foreign acquisitions - but its drive to secure resources and markets is causing unease. ... more
WIND DAILY

GE, MetLife and Union Bank Invest in Kansas Wind Farm
A group comprising GE unit GE Energy Financial Services, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of MetLife, Inc., and Union Bank, N.A., has invested nearly $247 million in Wi ... more
WIND DAILY
Renewables Provide 46 percent All New US Electrical Generating Capacity in 2012

OpenADR Continues to Move the Smart Grid Forward

California's Energy Future: Buildings and Industrial Efficiency


WIND DAILY
Danish PM refuses to block Greenland mining law

Israel, Iran vie for control of Red Sea

BHP Billiton sells stake in Australian LNG


WIND DAILY
Ground broken on Irish Midlands wind farm

GE, MetLife and Union Bank Invest in Kansas Wind Farm

Wind speeds in southern New England declining inland, remaining steady on coast


WIND DAILY
Verengo Solar Top 100 "Hire Power" Job Creators

Emerson's Ovation technology to help optimize dispatch at solar operation in California

Mitsui Orders 14MW of Solar Frontier CIS Modules for Four Projects Across Japan

ENERGY NEWS

OpenADR Continues to Move the Smart Grid Forward
Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR)-the standard for open automation of building electricity demand response and price communications-has gained considerable attention since it emerged from Law ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Point of Light
As technology advances, it tends to shrink. From cell phones to laptops-powered by increasingly faster and tinier processors-everything is getting thinner and sleeker. And now light beams are gettin ... more
ENERGY NEWS

Kaazing Brings Real-Time Transactions to Electricity Trading Market 24 by 7
Kaazing has announced that Turkish Electricity Market Operator TEIAS PMUM has selected Kaazing to power their new 7/24 Live Electricity Intraday Market. Kaazing is setting the standard for low laten ... more
CHIP TECH

Tiny compound semiconductor transistor could challenge silicon's dominance
Silicon's crown is under threat: The semiconductor's days as the king of microchips for computers and smart devices could be numbered, thanks to the development of the smallest transistor ever to be ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Aerostat surveillance system being evaluated by CBP

Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS

ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

BAE Systems Australia producing more missile decoy systems

Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria

ENERGY NEWS

California's Energy Future: Buildings and Industrial Efficiency

CHIP TECH

Berkeley Lab Breaks Ground on Flexible Design Building to Test Low-energy Systems and Components

ENERGY NEWS

US Power Grid Vulnerable to Just About Everything

WIND DAILY

Ground broken on Irish Midlands wind farm

TRADE WARS

Chinese strikers weighing legal steps in Singapore

ENERGY TECH

Israel, Iran vie for control of Red Sea

TECH SPACE

Microsoft to sell Surface at retail stores

ENERGY TECH

Texas landowner blocks Keystone pipeline building

ROBO SPACE

Custom robots could do Fukushima cleanup

TRADE WARS

IMF warns Hong Kong property faces price correction

$99 Google laptops for schools sold out

BHP offloads Australia LNG interest to PetroChina

Rio sells mine stake to China-S. Africa consortium

Mobile Internet forcing computers to evolve

Hungary offers residency permits for 250,000 euros

Google sells off more Motorola assets

HSBC being punished for 'stunning failures': US

Danish PM refuses to block Greenland mining law

China to claim one-third of luxury market: survey

Philippines gives green-light to electric tricycles

US to press on trade in China talks

Japan may scrap nuclear plant over seismic fault

Emerson's Ovation technology to help optimize dispatch at solar operation in California

Verengo Solar Top 100 "Hire Power" Job Creators

Ukraine Crushed in $1.1bn Fake Gas Deal

Building Integrated Solar PV Installation for Halifax Office Tower

Mitsui Orders 14MW of Solar Frontier CIS Modules for Four Projects Across Japan

Crystalline Silicon Solar Module Pricing Declines Again as European Demand Falls

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces New Low Cost Conductive Inks for Printed Electronics

Japan firm recalls China tea on pesticide fears

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