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SunShot Catalyst Program | Department of Energy

SunShot Catalyst is an open innovation program that aims to catalyze the rapid creation and development of products and solutions that address near-term challenges in the U.S. solar marketplace. Through a series of prize challenges, SunShot Catalyst makes it faster … Continue reading

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Mystery of the super-heated solar corona solved

Scientists in Indiana have revealed a new theory for the solar corona mystery. Millions of mini explosions called nanoflares are taking place on the sun (shown) every second and heating it. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk Mystery of super-heated solar corona solved See … Continue reading

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Air pollution costs Europe $1.6tn a year in early deaths and disease, say WHO

Costs of dirty air are equivalent to about a tenth of Europe’s GDP, with Germany, UK and Italy among the hardest hit economically Source: http://www.theguardian.com Air pollution costs Europe $1.6tn a year in early deaths and disease, say WH See … Continue reading

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UK installed more solar power than any other European country in 2014

BusinessGreen: But solar trade body warns that installation rates across the continent have fallen sharply as governments cut subsidies Source: http://www.theguardian.com UK installed more solar power than any other European country in 2014 See on Scoop.it – Global Sustainable Energy

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New method to harvest hydrogen fuel from Sun

Scientists have developed a new and efficient method of producing hydrogen fuel from sunlight and water. Source: economictimes.indiatimes.com New method to harvest hydrogen fuel from Sun See on Scoop.it – Global Sustainable Energy

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A Spoonful of This New Material Can Suck Up a Whole Roomful of Oxygen

A team of scientists in Denmark just invented a crystalline material that can absorb oxygen with astounding efficiency. How astounding? Well, a single spoonful of the stuff can suck all of the oxygen out of a room. The best part … Continue reading

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Solar cell powers water-to-hydrogen conversion | Science News

High efficiency could make perovskite solar cells useful for generating environmentally friendly fuel. Source: http://www.sciencenews.org Solar cell powers water-to-hydrogen conversion | See on Scoop.it – Global Sustainable Energy

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NASA-Funded Rocket Has Six Minutes to Study Solar Heating

On Sept. 30, 2014, a sounding rocket will fly up into the sky — past Earth’s atmosphere that obscures certain wavelengths of light from the sun — for a 15-minute journey to study what heats up the sun’s atmosphere. Source: … Continue reading

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Novel technique produces ethanol from carbon monoxide | GizMag.com

Ethanol may be touted as a more eco-friendly alternative to fossil fuels, but it’s not without its own drawbacks. Most importantly, the corn or other plants required as feedstock often take up field space that could otherwise be put to … Continue reading

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Could moly sulfide be the key to cheaper hydrogen production? | GizMag.com

Chemical engineers have found a 30-year-old recipe that stands to make future hydrogen production cheaper and greener. The recipe has led researchers to a way to liberate hydrogen from water via electrolysis using molybdenum sulfide – moly sulfide for short … Continue reading

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