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noaa.gov - Earth from Orbit: Satellites and Solar Energy | NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)
Earth from Orbit: Satellites and Solar Energy | NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Sometimes when looking at satellite imagery, you can see areas of light that gleam or sparkle with an unusual brightness. This effect is known as sunglint, and occurs when sunlight is reflected off the surface of Earth at the same angle that the…

ft.com - Leo Lewis - Sun fails to shine on Japan's solar sector
Sun fails to shine on Japan's solar sector
Financial Times

It was a speech to inspire environmentalists and energy investors. Addressing both houses of Japan's parliament last October, new prime minister Yoshihide Suga vowed to make a “green society” a core focus of his government. Among the…

news24.com - Felix Njini - Platinum giants eye solar power as a green answer to load shedding | Fin24
Platinum giants eye solar power as a green answer to load shedding | Fin24
News24

The world's biggest platinum miners are ramping up plans to build renewable energy plants to free them from power outages that have plagued South Africa for more than a decade and to reduce their carbon footprint. Sibanye Stillwater, the No. 1…

economist.com - A 3°C world has no safe place
A 3°C world has no safe place
The Economist

IN 1745, AS the river Liffey, having broken its banks, clawed at the foundations of the house in which he sat, the young Edmund Burke experienced a strange, perverse thrill. The man who would go on to found modern conservatism drew inspiration from…

abqjournal.com - Kevin Robinson-Avila / Journal Staff Writer - AG decisions in Vivint Solar case raise concerns
AG decisions in Vivint Solar case raise concerns
Albuquerque Journal

Copyright © 2021 Albuquerque Journal A Corrales lawmaker has asked for an investigation into the attorney general's handling of a now-settled case that alleged unfair trade practices by a massive solar company. State Rep. Daymon Ely, a…

techcrunch.com - Brian Heater - Alphabet's Intrinsic aims to make industrial robots more capable
Alphabet's Intrinsic aims to make industrial robots more capable
TechCrunch

Alphabet's public-facing history with robotics has, thus far, been a spotty one. Most notably, Google X's big acquisition push culminated in its selling Boston Dynamics to Softbank (who eventually flipped it to Hyundai). Alphabet/Google's…

pv-magazine.com - David Wagman - Residential solar demand is 'through the roof'
Residential solar demand is 'through the roof'
pv magazine International

Solar pros offered a bullish outlook about growth prospects for residential solar for the rest of 2021 and into 2022 as the industry works to put the pandemic slump of 2020 into the rearview mirror. Demand for residential solar installations is…

siliconrepublic.com - Vish Gain - Power Capital takes majority interest in Terra Solar's portfolio
Power Capital takes majority interest in Terra Solar's portfolio
Silicon Republic

Terra Solar, a NovaUCD start-up founded in 2016, is giving up its sites in Wexford and Cork to Power Capital to develop solar farms. Dublin-based company Power Capital Renewable Energy (PCRE) has announced plans to acquire majority interest in…

pv-magazine-usa.com - Tim Sylvia - Ohio regulators consider another 470 MW of solar
Ohio regulators consider another 470 MW of solar
pv magazine USA

A monumental summer for the future of Ohio solar is continuing strong, as the state's Power Siting Board is set to conduct two hearings that could eventually lead to the development of 470 MW of solar capacity in the Buckeye state. The first…

cnbc.com - Cat Clifford - Meeting Google's climate change goals 'stresses out' CEO Sundar Pichai
Meeting Google's climate change goals 'stresses out' CEO Sundar Pichai
CNBC

Geert Vanden Wijngaert | Bloomberg | Getty Images CEO Sundar Pichai is stressed about Google's plan to become carbon free over the next decade. That means the company aims to use no carbon-based energy whatsoever by 2030. 'It's a long shot, it…

pv-magazine-usa.com - David Wagman - Storage paired with solar shows steady growth, Berkeley Lab says
Storage paired with solar shows steady growth, Berkeley Lab says
pv magazine USA

Berkeley Lab's Behind-the-Meter Solar+Storage: Market Data and Trends report said that through year-end 2020, roughly 550 MW of storage has been paired with solar in behind-the-meter (BTM) applications, mostly in the residential sector, and the…

arrl.org - The K7RA Solar Update
The K7RA Solar Update
ARRL

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: It's exciting to observe increasing sunspot activity. Recently Solar Cycle 25 produced new sunspots frequently, and I watch them pop up every day on Spaceweather.com. New sunspots emerged on July 14, 16, 17, 19 and…

mg.co.za - Derek Davey - Solar and clean energy
Solar and clean energy
The Mail & Guardian

Market analysts are predicting that South Africa's solar energy market will experience significant growth in the next five years. This is especially so in the photovoltaic (solar panel) market, due to supportive government initiatives and rooftop…

businessinsider.com - Isobel Asher Hamilton - Tesla Powerwall owners in CA can feed energy back into grid
Tesla Powerwall owners in CA can feed energy back into grid
Business Insider

Tesla said Californian Powerwall owners could sign up to its 'virtual power plant' beta. Participants will feed electricity generated by the solar systems on their homes back into the grid. Tesla said it won't make money off the project. It's…

phys.org - Science X staff - Dalian Coherent Light Source reveals strong isotope effects in photodissociation of water isotopologue
Dalian Coherent Light Source reveals strong isotope effects in photodissociation of water isotopologue
Phys.org

Recently, a research group led by Prof. Yuan Kaijun and Prof. Yang Xueming from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences revealed strong isotope effects in photodissociation of the water isotopologue (HOD)…

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