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MillerCoors To Brew 7 Million Cases Of Beer With Solar Annually

Originally published on SolarLove. The largest solar power installation at an American Brewery has been completed. 3.2 megawatts is the capacity of the new solar power system at a MillerCoors plant in Irwindale, California. The 10,000-panel solar power system will provide enough electricity to brew about 7 million cases of beer each year. Show More Summary

This week in science: ring around the rosy planet

Saturn is hands down the superstar celebrity of our solar system. But astronomers have found evidence for another ringed giant hundreds of light-years away that would put it to shame: The details that we see in the light curve are incredible. Show More Summary

Astronomers Discover Ring System around Distant Planet That’s So Huge That It’s Bigger Than Saturn’s

yesterdayOdd : Neatorama

(Image: Artist’s Conception of the ring system by Ron Miller) Star J1407 is about 400 light years away from our solar system. 2 years ago, scientists discovered that one of the planets orbiting it has a ring system, just as Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune do. Show More Summary

Advanced Energy Technology of the Week: Residential and Commercial Building Solar

Solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems convert sunlight directly into electricity. PV modules produce direct current, which is converted to grid-compatible alternating current through an inverter. The flat-plate PV modules are commonly mounted on the roofs of residential and commercial buildings. read more

Clever Animals

In some remote corner of the universe, poured out and glittering in innumerable solar systems, there was once a star on which clever animals invented knowledge. That was the haughtiest and most mendacious minute of a “world history” — yet only a minute. Show More Summary

Bosch Partnering With Taurus Investment Holdings To Outfit 7500-Home Community With Geothermal + Solar

Bosch and the real estate development company Taurus Investment Holdings are partnering together to outfit a new 7,500 home “master-planned” community outside of Austin, Texas, with geothermal heat pumps, solar energy systems, and energy-efficient appliances, according to a recent press release. Show More Summary

Economic Trade-Offs Of Owning vs. Leasing Solar Photovoltaic Systems Explored By New NREL Report

The economic trade-offs of owning rather than leasing solar photovoltaic systems was explored in depth by a pair of new reports from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). These reports go over the various...Show More Summary

More Than 125,000 UK Homes Installed Solar PV Last Year

More than 125,000 homes in the UK installed solar PV systems on their roofs last year, according to the latest statistics on small-scale installations from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). In addition to these numbers...Show More Summary

A Day Of Remembrance For Lives Lost In the Pursuit Of Space

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Today is Day of Remembrance for human spaceflight, a day selected for its proximity to horrific moments when we lost astronauts during our quest to explore our solar system. On January 28th, NASA takes the day to reflect on the lives lost during their missions when things went catastrophically, unexpectedly wrong. Read more...

Mars had its own mini, Iron Theia

The two hemispheres of Mars are more different from any other planet in our solar system. Non-volcanic, flat lowlands characterise the northern hemisphere, while highlands punctuated by countless volcanoes extend across the southern hemisphere. Show More Summary

Spain reveals plans for first ever public streetlight system powered by wind and sun

Spain will be home to the first public lighting system to be powered exclusively by solar and wind energy. Researcher Ramon Bargalló is the man behind the development, and he worked alongside the company Eolgreen to design his autonomous lighting system.

The two faces of Mars: Moon-sized celestial object crashed into south pole

The two hemispheres of Mars are more different from any other planet in our solar system. Non-volcanic, flat lowlands characterize the northern hemisphere, while highlands punctuated by countless volcanoes extend across the southern hemisphere. Show More Summary

Hemispheres: The 2 faces of Mars

The two hemispheres of Mars are more different from any other planet in our solar system. Non-volcanic, flat lowlands characterise the northern hemisphere, while highlands punctuated by countless volcanoes extend across the southern hemisphere. Show More Summary

Most Ancient Solar System Is Found

Just how ancient is a newly discovered solar system? "By the time the Earth formed, the planets in this system were already older than our planet is today," University of Birmingham researcher Tiago Campante tells the BBC. The solar system—a star named Kepler-444 that's orbited by five planets—was...

Dwarf Planet Ceres --"A Game Changer in the Solar System"

"I think of Ceres actually as a game changer in the Solar System," said Britney Schmidt in 2013, science team liaison for the Dawn Mission. "Ceres is arguably the only one of its kind. "Ceres is like the gatekeeper to...

Where did Earth’s nitrogen come from?

Could have been dragged along as Jupiter wandered the early Solar System.

Women Empowered by Solar Energy in Bangladesh

World Bank | — “Bangladesh has become the world’s fastest growing market for solar home systems, thanks in part to IDA – the World Bank’s fund for the poorest. Solar energy is…

Kepler finds galaxy’s oldest solar system

The Kepler Space Telescope found the oldest solar system in the galaxy. While digging through backlogged data from the Kepler telescope, scientists found Kepler-444, an 11.2 billion year-old star in the Milky Way orbited by at least five Earth-sized planets. Continue reading ? The post Kepler finds galaxy’s oldest solar system appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

No New Large Bright Objects in the Kuiper Belt, 32% Chance of one in the Galactic Plane

A SERENDIPITOUS ALL SKY SURVEY FOR BRIGHT OBJECTS IN THE OUTER SOLAR SYSTEM Authors:Brown et alAbstract:We use seven year?s worth of observations from the Catalina Sky Survey and the Siding Spring Survey covering most of the northern...Show More Summary

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