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Why Is It Taking So Long To Figure Out Planet Nine?

The idea of a ninth planet in our solar system hit the news big time a year ago. What have we learned since then, and why haven't we found it yet?

Global Solar PV Demand Grows For 10th Straight Year, 2017 Will Be Bigger

Firm growth from China will help boost overall global PV demand for the 10th consecutive year, according to a recent report from IHS. IHS Technology Senior Analyst Josefin Berg said Chinese feed-in tariff (FIT) cuts from last September have created higher-than-projected 4th quarter growth. Show More Summary

Chinese, Germans Bidding To Turn Abandoned Nuclear Wasteland Of Chernobyl Into Solar Farm

For 30 years the 1,000 square miles surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia have lay largely inhabited and remains one of the most radioactively contaminated areas in the world. But that's all about to change if a group of German and Chinese investors have their way about it. Show More Summary

Massive solar storm could cost the US $40 billion daily

23 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

By: Josh King, Veuer In an event that occurs about once every one hundred years, Earth is due to be hit by a massive solar storm, according to researchers from the University of Cambridge's Center for Risk Studies. A new study published...Show More Summary

Scientists Are Searching For Life On This Nearby Exoplanet

23 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

With all this talk about human colonies on Mars, why not dream a little bigger? Dr. Stephen Kane and his team of researchers at San Francisco State University are looking about 14 lightyears away from our solar system for some potentially inhabitable real estate. Read more...

Saudis Move Ahead On $30Bil New Energy Buy

Saudi Arabia seeks $30bn-$50bn solar and wind energy investment; Riyadh will issue tenders for renewables programme in push to curb reliance on oil Simeon Kerr, January 16, 2017 (Financial Times) “Saudi Arabia will “within weeks” start...Show More Summary

India Solar Rising

Future Shines Bright for Solar Energy Use in India Phil Dierking and Alice Bryant, January 15, 2017 (Voice of America) “The falling cost of solar energy technology is helping India increase its production of electricity…[and] helping...Show More Summary

British village gets solar battery boost in green energy trial

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Villagers in northern England may soon see their electricity bills slashed by as much as 50 percent in a pilot project allowing them to use solar power around the clock.

Phase 3 of world's largest solar park slated to begin this month

Work on the world's largest solar park is set to move forward this month. Phase 3 of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai will add 800 megawatts (MW) of clean energy to the enormous solar park. The project could beShow More Summary

Chinese Companies Propose Grid-Scale Solar Plant In Chernobyl

Originally published on Solar Love. Repurposing land that can’t be used for other purposes is a familiar theme in the solar industry. Recently, the city of Charlotte, North Carolina elected to install a solar farm atop a long abandoned land fill. Show More Summary

Wyoming Bill Would Penalize Solar & Wind Energy

Any utility company who violates the proposed new renewable energy law would be fined $10 for every megawatt of non-conforming electricity provided to Wyoming residents Wyoming Bill Would Penalize Solar & Wind Energy was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Rooftop Solar & Tesla Powerwall Helps Couple Slash Utility Bill 86%

Originally published on Solar Love. Since Mike and Jan Lister added a rooftop solar system with a Tesla Powerwall energy storage battery to their home, they have seen their utility bills drop by a stunning 86%. The Lister’s system consists...Show More Summary

Engie To Replace Coal Plant In Brisbane With Solar Farms

Engie is seeking bids from commercial developers to build solar energy farms to replace the electricity that previously derived from the coal-fired Hazelwood facility Engie To Replace Coal Plant In Brisbane With Solar Farms was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Global Solar PV Capacity To Increase As Falling Costs See Market Value Decline

The global installed capacity of solar PV is expected to increase from 49.77 gigawatts per anum to 69.86 gigawatts by 2020, but declines in module prices will see the market value drop from $39.71 billion in 2016 to $33.43 billion in...Show More Summary

Auto-Gopher—drilling deep to explore the solar system

The ability to penetrate subsurfaces and collect pristine samples from depths of tens of meters to kilometers is critical for future exploration of bodies in our solar system. SMD is supporting development of a deep-drill sampler called the Auto-Gopher for potential deployment in future space exploration missions.

Ancient tree rings suggest sunspot cycles have been ongoing for 290 million years

(Phys.org)—A pair of researchers affiliated with the Natural History Museum in Chemnitz and Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, both in Germany, has found evidence in ancient tree rings of a solar sunspot cycle millions of years ago similar to the one observed in more modern times. Show More Summary

Will President Obama’s clean energy legacy endure?

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

By Mark Barteau, Director, University of Michigan Energy Institute, University of Michigan. Obama has prioritized development of wind and solar in a number of ways, including installation on military bases. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster In the closing days of President Obama’s second term, he and leaders...

These Threats From Outer Space Could End Life on Earth

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

Asteroids, solar flares and gamma rays... The universe is not short of ways to end life on Earth.

Observations of Ceres indicate that asteroids might be camouflaged

The appearance of small bodies in the outer solar system could be deceiving. Asteroids and dwarf planets may be camouflaged with an outer layer of material that actually comes from somewhere else.

15 best places to see the Northern Lights on a budget

The Northern Lights are among the world's most awe-inspiring sights. For centuries they've commanded reverence from various cultures, each with its own interpretation on the lights' origins. Today we know they're caused by solar winds interacting with charged particles in the Earth's magnetic field. Show More Summary

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