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    • Engineers Weld Nanowires With Light (ScienceDaily)- February 6, 2012
    • At the nano level, researchers at Stanford have discovered a new way to weld together meshes of tiny wires. Their work could lead to innovative electronics and solar applications. To succeed, they called upon plasmonics. More...
    • Arizona Power Plant Goes Green With AREVA Solar Thermal Project (TPM)- February 3, 2012
    • That technology is a variant of a broader type of innovative solar energy generation called concentrated solar power (CSP) or "solar thermal," which uses fields of angled, sun-tracking mirrors to focus light on a turbine consisting of liquid-filled ... More...
    • Thermal energy battery enables off-grid milk chilling (Energy Harvesting Journal)- February 1, 2012
    • Promethean was selected for its Thermal Energy Battery, a technology aimed at bringing cold-storage infrastructure to emerging economies. Cofounder and CEO, Sorin Grama and his co-founder, Sam White, started Promethean Power four years ago after ... More...
    • Combustion Engine Gains Currency in the Green Car Market (StateImpact)- February 1, 2012
    • But for those of lesser means, even the much-maligned internal combustion engine is sporting some shades of green. Kevin Mazzucola is the executive director of the Auto Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia. Mazzucola says the old tradeoffs that ... More...
    • Heating cools a semiconductor (PhysicsWorld)- January 31, 2012
    • Laser cooling has been used on a solid film of semiconductor for the first time, reducing its temperature to a chilly 4 K. The work has been done by researchers in Denmark, who suggest that with future developments the semiconductor's temperature could be chilled further so that its vibrations are reduced almost to the quantum ground state in at least one direction. More...
    • Super Hot Salt: The Newest Energy Storage Innovation? (TheEnergyCollective)- January 31, 2012
    • Policymakers and energy industry experts often talk about clean energy as though it isn’t reliable. In fact, while an MIT study recently found the existing grid would probably be up to the challenge of absorbing clean energy, intermittency does present a real challenge that renewables must address to get to high levels of penetration. More...
    • Solar-powered car stops in California on trip around the world (Los Angeles Times)- January 31, 2012
    • A solar-powered car on a quest to circumnavigate the globe is kicking off a 49-day trek across the U.S. on Tuesday in Half Moon Bay, Calif. Propelled only by the sun’s rays, the two-seat SolarWorld Gran Turismo sports car is slated to travel 21,000 miles and set a “Guinness World Records” record for the longest distance covered by a solar car, according to its co-creator SolarWorld. More...
    • Mars Rover facing Sun radiation following solar flare (NV News)- January 31, 2012
    • Solar flares have been causing much disruption in communication and night-time repose with the brilliant Northern Lights, but now the effects are building up in gravity with the Mars Rover now getting taste of the CME blast. More...