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Scientists find water clouds outside the solar system for the first time

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This beautiful purple jewel is an artist rendition of W0855—a Jupiter-sized brown dwarf 7.3 light years from Earth. If the scientists who just published a new paper on its composition are right, it's the first object outside the solar system in which we have observed water clouds—an amazing discovery. Read more...

Solar Panel Energy in China Nearing World Domination

As journalists and even United States Senator Dianne Feinstein warn that World War 3 is on the horizon or even already started, China is making gains on the U.S. in at least one area removed from military power. The Asian powerhouse now has more solar panel energy capacity than the U.S. and is second only

First measurement of sun’s real-time energy

The Borexino neutrino experiment in Italy found that the sun releases the same amount of energy today as it did 100,000 years ago. For the first time, scientists have measured solar energy at the moment of its generation. PhysicistsShow More Summary

Rubber meets the road with new carbon, battery technologies

Recycled tires could see new life in lithium-ion batteries that provide power to plug-in electric vehicles and store energy produced by wind and solar, say researchers. By modifying the microstructural characteristics of carbon black, a substance recovered from discarded tires, a team is developing a better anode for lithium-ion batteries.

Indian State Of Punjab Plans To Add 2,000 MW Solar Power Capacity

Responding to energy shortages produced by inadequate coal supplies, the Indian state of Punjab plans to build out 2000 MW of solar power capacity Indian State Of Punjab Plans To Add 2,000 MW Solar Power Capacity was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Rubber meets the road with new ORNL carbon, battery technologies

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 27, 2014 – Recycled tires could see new life in lithium-ion batteries that provide power to plug-in electric vehicles and store energy produced by wind and solar, say researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak...Show More Summary

Trina Solar: The Miss That Wasn't

By Jason Ditz: It's only been a couple of weeks since I last touched on Trina Solar Ltd. (NYSE:TSL). A lot has happened, however, particularly with the Tuesday night release of Q2 earnings, and I feel it is important to clear up some misunderstandings the market appears to have about what was reported. Show More Summary

Trina Solar Q2 Review: Higher Polysilicon Costs, Lower ASPs Hit Margins

The company’s quarterly revenues grew by around 16.7% sequentially to $519 million driven by significantly higher panel shipments, although net income fell by around 60% sequentially to $10.7 million due to slightly higher polysilicon costs, lower average selling prices and lower contribution from the company's high-margin downstream business.

The Sweden Solar System

8 hours agoOdd : Kottke.org

Spanning from comets in the south to the termination shock zone in the northern part of the country, The Sweden Solar System is a scale model of the solar system that spans the entire country of Sweden, the largest such model in the world. The Sun is represented by the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, the largest hemispherical building in the world. Show More Summary

Hawaii’s Largest Utility Announces Plan To Triple Rooftop Solar By 2030

Increasing rooftop solar is just one part of a plan that HECO says will make Hawaii the highest renewable energy-using state in the country. The post Hawaii’s Largest Utility Announces Plan To Triple Rooftop Solar By 2030 appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Power of the Sun: Elusive Solar Neutrinos Detected, a Cosmic First

Tiny particles forged in the heart of the sun have been detected for the first time, offering scientists a glimpse into the nuclear fusion core of our closest star. The subatomic particles, called neutrinos, are hallmarks of the dominant fusion process insidethe sun. Show More Summary

How A New Group Is Helping Nonprofits In West Virginia Get Solar Panels For Just $1

"We wanted to pave the way and create a model and scale this up all around West Virginia, because we really need it in our state." The post How A New Group Is Helping Nonprofits In West Virginia Get Solar Panels For Just $1 appeared first on ThinkProgress.

How California’s AB 2188 Originated

Originally Published in the ECOreport Governor Jerry Brown did not realize how backwards California’s solar regulations were until he visited Germany in the summer of 2013. There were 500 jurisdictions back home, each with its own requirements and charges. Show More Summary

Thousands of Birds Meet a Fiery End at the World’s Largest Solar Power Plant

11 hours agoNews : Truthdig

    Stay away from the light, oh winged ones! Shutterstock Solar power also comes at a price, and in the case of California’s BrightSource Energy plant, the cost may be the lives of 28,000 wild creatures. CBC News: Workers at a state-of-the-art...Show More Summary

The BFI Announces the 2014 Semi-Finalists for the Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Algal Turf Scrubbing After spending years studying natural solar bio-energy in Caribbean coral reefs, Walter H. Adey, PhD. developed Algal Turf Scrubber, a biomimetic system that generates a fast-growing polyculture of locally adopted algae species atop

Siemens & Sunrun Partnering To Promote Home Solar + EV Charging Systems

Siemens, manufacturer of the VersiCharge EV home charging system, and Sunrun, a leading solar PV system installer, are now partnering to help promote the products of the two companies, as per a recent agreement. The new deal will beShow More Summary

QUICK NEWS, August 27: VERIZON’S $40MIL SOLAR BUY; WIND PRICES HIT RECORD LOWS; NUKE INSPECTOR SAYS DIABLO CYN IS UNSAFE

VERIZON’S $40MIL SOLAR BUY Verizon Announces $40 Million Solar Energy Investment Kiley Kroh, August 25, 2014 (Climate Progress) “…Verizon Wireless Inc. [the biggest U.S. wireless carrier] will invest $40 million into 10.2 megawatts (MW)...Show More Summary

Comparing Solar PV Module Reliability Performance

Around two-thirds of all of the installed solar photovoltaic modules in the world — cumulatively around 130 GW — were produced in the last three years. Owing to the significant price reductions seen during this time, questions have been raised in the industry about the quality and long-term performance of these modules. Show More Summary

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