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nytimes.com - Dennis Overbye - Missing: One Black Hole With 10 Billion Solar Masses
Missing: One Black Hole With 10 Billion Solar Masses
The New York Times

Astronomers are searching the cosmic lost-and-found for one of the biggest, baddest black holes thought to exist. So far they haven't found it. In the past few decades, it has become part of astronomical lore, if not quite a law, that at the center…

businessgreen.com - Solar Trade Association rebrands as Solar Energy UK
Solar Trade Association rebrands as Solar Energy UK
Business Green

The sun has set on the Solar Trade Association, ahead of a new dawn for the trade body as it this week's relaunches as Solar Energy UK. The organisation - which represents over 230 companies from across the solar and energy storage sectors -…

bigthink.com - Stephen Johnson - Capsaicin, the chemical in spicy peppers, used to boost solar cell performance
Capsaicin, the chemical in spicy peppers, used to boost solar cell performance
Big Think

Perovskite solar cells are an emerging type of solar technology that's more efficient than current photovoltaic technologies, but hasn't yet been adopted due to problems related to cost and stability. In a recent study, scientists treated…

pv-magazine.com - Jonathan Gifford - Industrial processes key for Australian solar, wind projects
Industrial processes key for Australian solar, wind projects
pv magazine International

Northern Australia is home to a number of plans to create a new clean energy export industry. The 10 GW Sun Cable solar project slated for the Northern Territory and the 15-26 GW solar and wind Asian Renewable Energy Hub (AERH) in Western…

oilprice.com - Tatiana Serova - Colombia Is Betting Big On Wind And Solar
Colombia Is Betting Big On Wind And Solar
Oilprice.com

For Colombia, 2021 is starting with the promise of a boom in renewable energy generation. On January 14th, the Ministry of Finance announced the offering of its first green bonds next July, aimed at funding environmental projects, notably renewable…

techcrunch.com - Kirsten Korosec - The Station: CES trends and Uber plots another spinoff
The Station: CES trends and Uber plots another spinoff
TechCrunch

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter…

engineeringnews.co.za - Darren Parker - Little solar incentive amid low carbon tax
Little solar incentive amid low carbon tax
Engineering News

The relatively low value of carbon tax in South Africa, and numerous allowances that government made available in year one of the Carbon Tax Act's implementation, which took effect in June 2019, have resulted in there being little incentive…

pv-magazine-usa.com - Eckhart Gouras - Solar, wind, storage superpower: Part 2
Solar, wind, storage superpower: Part 2
pv magazine USA

Tony Seba was among the first to recognize the disruptive potential of solar PV with the publication of his book “Solar Trillions” in 2010. His think tank, RethinkX, recently published a report titled “Rethinking Energy…

reneweconomy.com.au - Joshua S Hill - Dubai solar park says it has started powering aluminium production
Dubai solar park says it has started powering aluminium production
RenewEconomy

The 1GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in the United Arab Emirates has reportedly begun powering the production of aluminium, a world first and a major milestone on the path to decarbonising the global manufacturing industry. The Dubai…

pv-magazine.com - Guggenheim Solar Index: More to come in '21
Guggenheim Solar Index: More to come in '21
pv magazine International

In December, the Guggenheim Solar ETF (TAN) increased 23.2% vs. the S&P 500 and the Dow, which both increased 2.6%. The TAN gained 233.6% vs. the S&P 500 and the Dow, which increased by 16.3% and 7.2% in 2020. The top five solar PV stock performers…

pv-magazine.com - Cosmas Mwirigi - EU cash will fund solar lights for fishers
EU cash will fund solar lights for fishers
pv magazine International

Solar-powered lights for small-scale commercial fisherfolk in Tanzania and Uganda will be among the clean energy products to be rolled out thanks to a new €4.5 million slice of EU funding for Africa. The European Union-funded Electrification…

reneweconomy.com.au - Michael Mazengarb - Tesla unveils standalone inverter, 'completing' home solar product line-up
Tesla unveils standalone inverter, 'completing' home solar product line-up
RenewEconomy

Tesla has unveiled the latest addition to its suite of energy products – launching a standalone solar inverter that fills a key gap in its household solar, storage and electric vehicle offering. Tesla quietly updated its website to include…

bangordailynews.com - Melissa Lizotte - Multimillion-dollar solar farm being built near Presque Isle airport
Multimillion-dollar solar farm being built near Presque Isle airport
The Bangor Daily News

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A multimillion-dollar solar farm project is expected to generate large annual electric savings for the city of Presque Isle and nearby industrial companies who take part in the project. The Minnetonka, Minnesota-based…

biznews.com - Bright Light Solar's 2021 Prospectus published, 'fastest fingers first' for prospective investors
Bright Light Solar's 2021 Prospectus published, 'fastest fingers first' for prospective investors
BizNews.com

With the Covid-19 lockdowns knocking economic activity, Bright Light Solar has been unable to deploy its excess capital, so is cutting the 2021 fund raise back to R50m. The 12J tax incentives make this an especially appealing investment opportunity…

pv-magazine.com - pv magazine - Puerto Rico awaits procurements to add 3.75 GW solar, 1.5 GW storage
Puerto Rico awaits procurements to add 3.75 GW solar, 1.5 GW storage
pv magazine International

The Puerto Rico Energy Bureau has ordered utility PREPA to issue six procurements in the next 30 months, totaling 3.75 GW of solar and 1.5 GW of four-hour storage, or their equivalents. PREPA will issue the first of the six procurements “as…

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