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Lighting the Path to Renewable Energy
Solar power offers a promising, renewable alternative to fossil fuels. But solar power production is complicated and influenced by ever-changing factors like cloud coverage, the time of day, and even dust particles in the air. Professor Mahesh Bandi of Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate
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09/20/2019
Clean Energy and Grid Cybersecurity Research at UTSA

Through the strategic alliance between the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute (TSERI) at UTSA and CPS Energy, three new projects totaling approximately $750,000 will focus on improving grid security and resilience, solar energy generation and more efficient technology for power generation.

Beginning in the Fall of 2019, faculty members at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will conduct research to enhance green power generation and smart grid security. Through the strategic alliance between the Texas Sustainable Energy Research
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09/20/2019
Highest Efficiency for Flexible CZTSSe Thin-Film Solar Cell

(A) A comparison diagram of the existing 3-story structure of CZTSSe solar cell (left) and the newly developed multi-story structure (right) (B) A mimetic diagram showing the differences of efficiency and uniformity between the existing 3-story structure of CZTSSe solar cell (left) and the newly developed multi-story structure (right)

DGIST announced on Tuesday, September 10 that Dr. Jin-Kyu Kang's research team in Division of Energy Technology achieved 11.4% for the photoelectric conversion1 efficiency of flexible CZTSSe thin-film solar cell, the highest in the world. This research is expected to contribute to the development of future solar
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09/20/2019

AI Helps Reduce Amazon Hydropower Dams' Carbon Footprint
ITHACA, N.Y. - A team of scientists has developed a computational model that uses artificial intelligence to find sites for hydropower dams in order to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Hydropower dams can provide large quantities of energy with carbon footprints as low as sources like solar and
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09/20/2019
UK's Bristol Airport Powered by 100% Renewable Electricity
With nearly 9 million annual passengers, Bristol Airport is the ninth-busiest airport in the UK and a prime candidate for a green overhaul. They’ll get that courtesy of the Danish energy provider, Ørsted, and 100%
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09/16/2019
Welcome Indoors, Solar Cells

The organic solar cell optimized to convert ambient indoor light to electricity.

Swedish and Chinese scientists have developed organic solar cells optimised to convert ambient indoor light to electricity. The power they produce is low, but is probably enough to feed the millions of products that the internet of things will bring online. As the internet of things expands, it is
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09/16/2019
Creating a Record-Breaking Solar Cell

The innovative method allows forming the electrode layer as thin as 1-2 nm, evenly covering even rough surfaces of tandem architectures.

Tandem perovskite-CIGS solar cells, produced as a result of the collaboration between Lithuanian and German researchers, have reached an efficiency of 23.26 per cent, which currently is a world record value in this type of cells. One reason for the success lies in the cell's intermediate layer of organic molecules:
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09/13/2019
Flexible Solar Cells a Step Closer to Reality
Solar cells that use mixtures of organic molecules to absorb sunlight and convert it to electricity, that can be applied to curved surfaces such as the body of a car, could be a step closer thanks to a discovery that challenges conventional thinking about one of the key components of these devices. A
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09/11/2019
A Decade of Renewable Energy Investment Tops $2.5 Trillion

Solar power will have drawn half - USD 1.3 trillion - of the USD 2.6 trillion in renewable energy investments made over the decade.

Frankfurt / Nairobi - Global investment in new renewable energy capacity this decade - 2010 to 2019 inclusive - is on course to hit USD 2.6 trillion, with more gigawatts of solar power capacity installed than any other generation technology, according to new figures published today. According to the
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09/06/2019
Power Design Challenges in 1500 VDC Photovoltaic Systems

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Figure 1. Key functions of a multi-MW grid-tied PV generator

Although government subsidies for photovoltaic (PV) power generation tend to come and go, installed capacity continues to increase. From a base of 178 GW in 2014, global capacity is predicted to hit 540 GW in 2019.Europe has the largest share, projected to reach 158 GW in 2019, although growth is faster in other
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Date:
09/04/2019