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Scientists Make Green Jet Fuel Out Of Thin Air And Sunlight (Video)

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A technology to produce green jet fuel by using sunlight.

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Three Islands in the South Pacific are now Completely Powered by Solar Energy

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Imagine a place where the only energy to be found is clean, reliable solar power. Not happening anytime soon, right? While solar power has become increasingly important, it isn't yet powering an entire arrive is it? Actually, three tiny islands in the South Pacific are the first islands to rely completely on solar power.

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Molten Salt Could Provide Steady Solar Power Even at Night

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While solar panels can use stored energy from the day to provide power at night, and solar power is absorbed by higher-end solar panels even when it is cloudy, the panels still work best when the sun is shining its brightest. The solution to a steady supply of solar power even on cloudy days and at nighttime might come in the form of molten salt, which is an excellent conductor of heat.

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Lasers May Be the Future of Solar Cell Production

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Researchers at Purdue University have successfully implemented their ultrafast laser scribing technique for thin-film solar cells, a promising innovation that may bring down production costs and boost efficiency of photovoltaics.

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Breakthrough solar technology a step towards cheap full-spectrum panels

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The solar age is now a day closer thanks to Wladek Walukiewicz and Kin Man Yu at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, who have developed a new full-spectrum solar cell that uses common production methods.

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