News tagged with solar

Toward a smarter grid

Steven Low, professor of computer science and electrical engineering at Caltech, says we are on the cusp of a historic transformation—a restructuring of the energy system similar to the reimagining and revamping that the ...

dateOct 20, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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Dust particles from afar

When in 1990 the solar probe Ulysses embarked on its 19-year-long exploration tour, the participating researchers turned their attention not only to our Sun, but also to significantly smaller research objects: interstellar ...

dateOct 19, 2015 in Astronomy
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Solvents save steps in solar cell manufacturing

Advances in ultrathin films have made solar panels and semiconductor devices more efficient and less costly, and researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory say they've found a way to manufacture ...

dateOct 19, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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The minimum mass of a proto-solar system disk

Astronomers estimate that at the time the Solar system formed, its proto-planetary disk contained the equivalent of about twenty Jupiter-masses of gas and dust. This so-called "minimum mass solar nebula (MMSN)" is derived ...

dateOct 19, 2015 in Astronomy
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