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World's largest moveable steel structure shelters sarcophagus at Chernobyl

Today marks the 31st anniversary of the catastrophic explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant’s Unit 4 reactor. The blast discharged 400 times the radioactivity released by the Hiroshima bomb and drove nearly 200,000 people from their homes near the plant in Ukraine. 8 more words

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Harnessing Fiji hot springs for refrigeration

Two remote off-grid villages on the tiny Fijian island of Vanua Levu in the South Pacific are looking forward to their first reliable source of refrigeration thanks to, rather ironically, their local hot spring. 8 more words

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A simplified fabrication process for high efficiency solar cells

A team of EPFL and CSEM researchers in Neuch√Ętel presents in Nature Energy a new astonishing method of creating crystalline solar cells with electrical contacts at the rear, suppressing all shadowing at the front. 28 more words

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UAE's first solar-powered gas station opens in Dubai

A government oil company in the United Arab Emirates says it has opened the country’s first solar-powered gas station in Dubai.

Source: Phys.org – Energy & Green Tech News

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Modeling reveals how policy affects adoption of solar energy photovoltaics in California

One key goal for renewable energy in the United States is to promote the continued adoption of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a clean energy workforce. 8 more words

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Teaming up for cheaper energy from ocean tides

Oceanographers at Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences are launching a major project to study tidal turbulence at the Menai Strait in Wales. Just how can this project help reduce development costs, leading to cheaper energy from the tides? 8 more words

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'Eco-treehouse' could be future of home building

A University of Dundee researcher has worked with architects to produce conceptual designs for a luxury ‘eco-treehouse’ capable of housing a family, regulating its own temperature and functioning on a self-maintaining, low-energy cycle. 8 more words

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