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‘Artificial Leaf’ Creates Fuel From CO2 and Sunlight

1 hour agoNews : Newsweek: US

A solar cell breakthrough has the potential to render fossil fuels obsolete while at the same time reversing some of the damage such fuels have done to the atmosphere, new research suggests. Researchers from the University of Illinois...Show More Summary

Ukraine might transform Chernobyl into a gigantic 4GW solar farm

The nuclear disaster site at Chernobyl remains abandoned, as lingering contamination makes the area too dangerous for human inhabitants. Ukraine leaders are now suggesting a new use for the danger zone, with a proposal to transform Chernobyl...Show More Summary

Duke Energy Renewables Control Center Now Oversees More Than 3,500 MW

The Duke Energy Renewables Control Center is now overseeing more than 3,500 MW of wind and solar energy plants across the US since its inauguration in 2015. Since moving to its new location in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2015, Duke...Show More Summary

Rockefeller Brothers Fund Invests $10 Million Into Mainstream Renewable Power

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund has confirmed its involvement in a $117.5 million investment deal with global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power. According to the announcement, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund has contributed...Show More Summary

Low Cost Solar Goal In Reach, Energy Dept. Set To Blow Right Past It

The new idea is to drive the cost of solar power down past fossil fuels, and sink it to the range of two or three cents per kilowatt hour by Low Cost Solar Goal In Reach, Energy Dept. Set To Blow Right Past It was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Get Ready for Solar-Powered Electric Cars

2 hours agoTechnology : Tom's Guide

Chinese company Hanergy is looking to skip the grid completely with 4 new electric cars featuring built-in solar panels and a range of about 50 miles.

State regulators OK Georgia Power plan for more solar and nuke energy as utility edges away from coal

Georgia Power, the company that lights up metro Atlanta, is looking to make more electrons from nukes and the sun as it edges away from coal. State regulators broadly gave the utility the go-ahead for that vision for the next three years...Show More Summary

Blockchain holds key to reinventing energy grid

Solar technology and battery storage are important. But what has been missing is a technology on which to organize, co-ordinate and secure a true peer-to-peer power grid. While breakthroughs in solar-cell technology have led to greater...Show More Summary

Hanergy Thin Film Predicts Surprising HQ’16 Financial Results, Profit Plus Shipments Grow

Chinese solar firm Hanergy Thin Film has predicted a surprisingly strong set of financial results for the first half of 2016, with increased profit and shipments. Just over a year ago, Hanergy Thin Film shares plunged 47% and trading...Show More Summary

2,000 MW Of Solar Power Being Processed In Portugal

Originally published on Planetsave. In notable solar news, Portugal has authorized the processing of licenses for solar projects which total more than 2,000 megawatts (2 gigawatts) of potential power. Specifically, 180 MW of solar projects...Show More Summary

Two Leading Indian Oil Refineries Plan 1 GW Solar Park

Originally published on CleanTechies. Indian downstream oil companies are the latest to express interest in developing large-scale solar power projects to meet electricity demand. Two of the leading oil refining companies in India —Show More Summary

Urban Forest Chic Wedding at the Solar Arts Building

Brittney and Dave’s Minneapolis wedding had a chic forested take on urban sophistication! Floral designer Ashley Fox Designs transformed the couple’s industrial venue, Solar Arts Building, to a fairy tale space complete with a suspended aisle of greenery, tons of candles, and warm wooden accents. Show More Summary

CNET UK podcast 491: Pokemon Go hasn't helped Nintendo, solar flight success and 'Jason Bourne' reviewed - CNET

The massively popular game is doing little for Nintendo's woeful bottom line, but a plane has circumnavigated the globe without a drop of fuel -- and lots more on this week's podcast.

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Mike Rose is in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin, and works on synthetic modeling of metalloenzymes (specifically mono-iron hydrogenase), and electron transfer in solar fuels devices for hydrogen generation.  Read more

Four Things You Need to Know About China's Record Solar Installations (They Aren't All Pretty)

China installed a record number of solar panels in the first half of 2016. The numbers are so crazy that I wondered if there was a mistake. Solar-cell production line at one of the world's largest producers, China's Trina Solar. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg We’re used to big numbers from China, but the reported20 [...]

Solar cell sucks up CO2 and spits burnable fuel out the other side

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Recreating a plant's ability to use sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into fuel, something known as artificial photosynthesis, is one of the holy grails of green energy research. Researchers have now edged closer toward this dream technology,...Show More Summary

Clean Energy Is Booming in Historically Red States—and It's Splitting Conservatives Apart

Deep-red Texas now boasts more wind generating capacity than the next three biggest producers—combined. The Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas just became the new home of the country’s largest rooftop solar installation, a sprawling 26,000-panel array smack dab in the middle of Sin City. Show More Summary

Solar Power Could Be Coming Soon to Chernobyl

15 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The atomic fallout in Chernobyl, Ukraine was one of the worst nuclear disasters in history and put around 2,600 square kilometers (around 1,000 square miles) of land out of commission. It’s been good for shitty horror films and for the...Show More Summary

Don't Book Your Solar-Powered Flight Yet

An around-the-world flight by a solar-powered airplane is a remarkable achievement, but it does not signal that solar passenger planes are the next big thing. Compared to other options, solar's low energy density makes it an especially challenging pathway for pursuing large cuts in the emissions from aircraft. Show More Summary

NV Energy Proposes Grandfathering Nevada Rooftop Solar Customers

Nevada utility NV Energy filed a proposal this week to grandfather rooftop solar customers into Nevada’s original net metering rates for 20 years, writes the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “After a number of recent failed attempts to negotiate...Show More Summary

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