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Flexible Solar Cells


Photo: Empa

The Previous Record was 17.6%

Scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have made flexible solar cells made of copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) with a light-conversion efficiency of 18.7 percent, a new world record. 339 more words

Energy Policy in the U.S.: The Play of Conventional and Alternative Sources

Re-published fromĀ Dialogues, United States Association for Energy EconomicsĀ 

By Jennifer Warren

With less than 100 days into a new administration, the Trump administration has indicated new directions in energy policy. 960 more words

Vendors, attendees at Edmonton solar trade show eagerly anticipate province's solar rebate announcement

There was lots of anticipation coming from vendors and attendees of the second annual Solar Trade Show, as the province prepares to make an announcement about its solar rebate program. 1,015 more words

Politics

Fasting diet 'regenerates diabetic pancreas'

Source: BBC

The pancreas can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet, say US researchers.

Restoring the function of the organ – which helps control blood sugar levels – reversed symptoms of diabetes in animal experiments. 126 more words

Americas

Sustainability in Oil and Gas

Chinese petrochemical firms see technological upgrading as the best way to reduce costs and protect the environment

By Wang Jiping

As sustainable development initiatives and alternative energy projects have boomed in recent years, fossil fuels have assumed a less prominent role in our daily lives. 879 more words

China

Argumentative Writing Assignment

Argumentative Writing Assignment

Due: by 11:59pm on Sunday of Unit 7.
For the first part of the Argumentative Writing Assignment you submitted in Unit 6, you selected one of the topics below and created the outline, the introduction, and the conclusion. 759 more words

Academic Essays

Calgary-based energy company selling more than $1B worth of assets

Calgary-based Veresen announced Tuesday that it is selling $1.18 billion worth of assets from its power generation business.

Veresen describes itself as “a diversified North American energy infrastructure company,” according to it’s website. 133 more words

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