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October 12, 2017
SOLAR DAILY
Phenometrics Introduces New Solar Spectrum Light



Lansing MI (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Phenometrics has introduced a new accessory for their PBR-101 photo bioreactors, the FSL-200 Full Spectrum Light system. The FSL-200 has a superior LED whose light produces a more accurate solar spectrum, compared to the current LED light that comes standard with the PBR-101. The new light will benefit scientists who are specifically concerned with simulating outdoor growing conditions. Since the FSL-200 more closely matches the spectrum of sunlight, it will improve data results displayed by the A ... read more

SOLAR DAILY
Xcel Energy community solar garden program is the largest in the country
Minneapolis MN (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Xcel Energy's Solar*Rewards Community program now has 40 active community solar gardens delivering more than 100 megawatts of clean, renewable energy to customers - making this the largest community ... more
TECH SPACE
New test opens path for better 2-D catalysts
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Rice University researchers have taken a deep look into atom-thick catalysts that produce hydrogen to see precisely where it's coming from. Their findings could accelerate the development of 2-D mat ... more
CHIP TECH
NUS scientists unravel new insights into promising semiconductor material
Singapore (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have established new findings on the properties of two-dimensional molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), a widely studied semiconductor of the futu ... more
CHIP TECH
A flexible new platform for high-performance electronics
Madison WI (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has created the most functional flexible transistor in the world - and with it, a fast, simple and inexpensive fabrication process that's easily s ... more
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New manufacturing process for SiC power devices opens market to more competition
Raleigh NC (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
Researchers from North Carolina State University are rolling out a new manufacturing process and chip design for silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, which can be used to more efficiently regulate p ... more
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Imaging how magnetism goes surfing
Mainz, Germany (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
Controlling the magnetic properties of materials is fundamental for developing memory, computing and communication devices at the nanoscale. As data storage and processing are evolving quickly, rese ... more
CHIP TECH
Newly-discovered semiconductor dynamics may help improve energy efficiency
Chicago IL (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
Researchers examining the flow of electricity through semiconductors have uncovered another reason these materials seem to lose their ability to carry a charge as they become more densely "doped." T ... more
WIND DAILY
Huge energy potential in open ocean wind farms in the North Atlantic
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
There is considerable opportunity for generating wind power in the open ocean, particularly the North Atlantic, according to new research from Carnegie's Anna Possner and Ken Caldeira. Their work is ... more
CHIP TECH
Quantum communications bend to our needs
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
The potential for photon entanglement in quantum computing and communications has been known for decades. One of the issues impeding its immediate application is the fact that many photon entangleme ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Obama makes impassioned plea for clean energy in Argentina
Córdoba, Argentina (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
Former US president Barack Obama made an impassioned plea on Friday for the world to embrace clean energy and overcome climate change at a gathering of experts in Argentina. ... more


Solar panels shine in darkest Amazon, the 'last frontier'

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Epic world solar car race begins in Australia
Sydney (AFP) Oct 8, 2017
An epic 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) solar car race across the desert heart of Australia designed to showcase new technology that could one day help develop commercial vehicles got underway Sunday. ... more
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Statoil taps solar market in Brazil
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil said it was expanding its footprint in the Brazilian energy market even further, this time with solar energy. ... more
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Solar power a clear leader, IEA report finds
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
For the first time ever, there were more grid additions from solar power than another other type of fuel, the International Energy Agency said Wednesday. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Low-carbon advocates say U.S. renewables breaking records
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Amid the pushback on Washington's efforts to back coal and nuclear power, a report from low-carbon advocates found clean energy has organic momentum. ... more



'Fuel-secure' steps in Washington counterintuitive, green group says
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
A proposal to address what the Trump administration outlined as threats to traditional energy sources is counterintuitive, sustainable energy supporters said. The U.S. Department of Energy said last week it was calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to change how the wholesale electricity sector works by offering compensation for "traditional" power generators. In a ... more
Menlo Park CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
SLAC-led project will use AI to prevent or minimize electric grid failures
Beojing, China (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Scientists propose method to improve microgrid stability and reliability
Washington (UPI) Aug 29, 2017
ADB: New finance model needed for low-carbon shift in Asia
Tesla delays truck launch, eyes battery power for Puerto Rico
Washington (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
Tesla said Friday it was delaying the planned launch of its electric transport truck, diverting resources to step up production of its Model 3 sedan and to produce batteries for storm-ravaged Puerto Rico. The electric carmaker's chief executive Elon Musk announced the news on Twitter, pushing back the launch of its semi-truck which had been set to be unveiled October 26 in California. Th ... more
Osaka, Japan (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
A new way to produce clean hydrogen fuel from water using sunlight
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Ultra-fast and ultra-sensitive hydrogen sensor
Washington (UPI) Oct 10, 2017
Sodium could replace lithium for more cost-efficient battery storage
OX2 hands over Ajos wind farm to IKEA Finland
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
In December 2015, IKEA Finland signed a purchase agreement with OX2 for 13 wind turbines in Kemi, northern Finland. All the terms of the agreement have now been met and IKEA Finland has taken ownership. "The renewal of the Kemi Ajos wind farm has been an important project for us on our path to gain energy independence. The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
Huge energy potential in open ocean wind farms in the North Atlantic
Miami (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
Wind farms in Atlantic could power the world: study
Washington (UPI) Sep 22, 2017
Germany gets economic lift with wind energy
Epic world solar car race begins in Australia
Sydney (AFP) Oct 8, 2017
An epic 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) solar car race across the desert heart of Australia designed to showcase new technology that could one day help develop commercial vehicles got underway Sunday. The World Solar Challenge, first run in 1987 and last held in 2015, began in a high-tech, futuristic flurry from Darwin's State Square. Dutch team Nuon is aiming to defend its title but Belgiu ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Statoil taps solar market in Brazil
Ituxi Extractive Reserve, Brazil (AFP) Oct 11, 2017
Solar panels shine in darkest Amazon, the 'last frontier'
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Solar power a clear leader, IEA report finds
Japan government, TEPCO liable for Fukushima crisis: court
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Japan could have foreseen and avoided the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, a court ruled on Tuesday, ordering the government and the power plant operator to pay damages to local residents. The Fukushima district court's verdict was the second time the government has been ruled liable for the meltdown in eastern Japan, the world's most serious nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986. The ... more
Winston Salem NC (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
New 'molecular trap' cleans more radioactive waste from nuclear fuel rods
Paris (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
French, Belgian nuke plants vulnerable to attack: Greenpeace
Normandy, France (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Largest Nuclear Training Center In France Opens Its Doors
NGOs slam UN aviation agency plan for biofuels
Berlin (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
Nearly 100 environmental and poverty fighting groups jointly released a letter Tuesday slamming a UN proposal that backs large-scale use of biofuels in commercial planes. Extensive burning of biofuels would vastly expand the production of palm oil, which critics say drives deforestation, higher CO2 emissions and conflicts with indigenous peoples displaced from their land. The UN's Intern ... more
Liverpool UK (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Breakthrough in direct activation of CO2 and CH4 into liquid fuels and chemicals
Ames IA (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Surrounded by potential: New science in converting biomass
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
A key step in synthetic fuel production from seawater patented by NRL
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Iraq looks to reopen oil pipeline in bid to rival Kurds
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Iraq said Tuesday it was looking to revive a defunct oil pipeline to Turkey as it looks to restore key exports amid a dispute with the Kurds over their independence vote. Energy Minister Jabbar al-Luaibi asked three state-owned firms "to come up urgently with a mechanism to repair and renovate" the pipeline from the Kirkuk region claimed by both Baghdad and Kurdistan to the Turkish port of C ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 10, 2017
Expect more U.S. oil on the global market
Washington (UPI) Oct 10, 2017
Oil market balance, IMF forecast drive crude oil prices higher
Washington (UPI) Oct 10, 2017
Gas prices inching lower after hurricanes
Every economy at risk from climate change, IMF says
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
The consequences of a changing climate pose a threat to every single economy in the world, the head of the International Monetary Fund said from Massachusetts. An annual report from the World Health Organization and UNICEF said global hunger is on the rise, affecting 11 percent of the world's population, in part because of climate change. The report found a link between conflict and cli ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 10, 2017
Cheaper to invest in climate change fight than to rebuild; EPA chief rolls back US plans
Washington (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
Trump environment chief: US to end Obama climate plan
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Ninety-eight scientists launch a 2,000-year global temperature database
Rio in massive share buyback after coal mines sale
Sydney (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Rio Tinto will return $2.5 billion to shareholders in a buyback after selling most of its Australian coal assets to China-backed Yancoal, the mining giant said Friday. The world's second-largest miner sold Coal & Allied to Yancoal, majority-controlled by China's Yanzhou Coal, earlier this month in a divestment drive analysts expect will lead to a complete exit from the sector. The buybac ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
First-ever U.S. coal shipment arrives in Ukraine
Sydney (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Rio completes Australia coal mines sale to China's Yancoal
Washington (UPI) Aug 22, 2017
In a first, U.S. ships coal to Ukraine
China launches three satellites
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launched three remote sensing satellites Friday on a Long March-2C rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The Yaogan-30 01 satellites will conduct electromagnetic probes and other experiments. The launch is the 251st flight mission of the Long March rocket family. span class="BDL">Source: a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com">Xin ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
Adelaide, Australia (XNA) Oct 03, 2017
UN official commends China's role in space cooperation
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab
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Tokyo residents win compensation over US military base noise
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 11, 2017
Some 1,000 Tokyo residents won compensation Wednesday over aircraft noise coming from a nearby US military base, but they lost a bid to halt flights at odd hours. Tokyo District Court ordered the Japanese government to pay residents some 610 million yen ($5.5 million) in total. But it rejected their call to block flights between 7:00 pm and 7:00 am at the Yokota Air Base, which hosts some 4, ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 9, 2017
Multiple countries set to receive new eyes in the sky for Apache attack helicopters
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
Five killed as India military chopper crashes
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Thales producing more Airbus flight simulators for Germany, France
The U.S. needs at least twice as many charging points for EV
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
The number of plug-in ports for electric vehicles would need to increase more than 130 percent to meet future growth, a U.S. Energy Department study found. The U.S. Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates there are 16,000 charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles nation-wide, with 43,000 actual plugs available as of June. That number supports the more th ... more
Paris (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Uber competitor hits Paris roads with Chinese help
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Battery technology keeping electric car adoption in the slow lane
London (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
UK car sales skid lower in September on poor consumer confidence
Columbia researchers observe exotic quantum particle in bilayer graphene
New York, NY (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
A team led by Cory Dean, assistant professor of physics at Columbia University, and James Hone, Wang Fong-Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering, has definitively observed an intensely studied anomaly in condensed matter physics - the even-denominator fractional quantum Hall (FQH) state--via transport measurement in bilayer graphene. "Observing the 5/2 state in any ... more
Corvallis OR (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Sunlight and the right microbes convert Arctic carbon into carbon dioxide
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Graphene forged into three-dimensional shapes
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Enhancing the sensing capabilities of diamonds with quantum properties
Prototype shows how tiny photodetectors can double their efficiency
Riverside CA (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
Physicists at the University of California, Riverside have developed a photodetector - a device that senses light - by combining two distinct inorganic materials and producing quantum mechanical processes that could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected. Photodetectors are almost ubiquitous, found in cameras, cell phones, remote controls, solar cells, and even the panels of space ... more
Basel, Switzerland (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
High-speed quantum memory for photons
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
Quantum communications bend to our needs
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
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China raises bullet train speed six years after crash
Beijing (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
China on Thursday increased the maximum speed of bullet trains on the Beijing-Shanghai line to 350 kilometres (217 miles) per hour, six years after a fatal accident led to a speed cap. The speed limit had been reduced to 300 kilometres per hour after 40 people died in a high-speed train crash near Wenzhou in July 2011. The acceleration cuts the 1,318-kilometre (819-mile) Beijing-Shanghai ... more
Ahmedabad, India (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
Modi, Abe to kick-start India's first bullet train project
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 30, 2017
In the face of climate change can our engineers keep the trains running on time
New York (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
Hyperloop startup says superfast rail a reality
Polluted lake is poor Nicaraguans' lifeline
Tipitapa, Nicaragua (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Looking tired and haggard, William Coronado pulls up before dawn with a boat full of fish on the muddy shore of Nicaragua's Lake Managua, a dumping ground for trash and waste. "The lake is so polluted. They throw all sorts of crap into it," said the 56-year-old. "Containers, old buckets, all sorts of bags - all the junk they throw away in Managua. It's a disgrace." Coronado spent two da ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Olympics: Tokyo 2020 water venue polluted
Gonda City, India (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
Mountains of garbage and despair in India's dirtiest city
Amsterdam (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
I.Coast toxic spill victims launch new Dutch court bid


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