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Nice PECs: NREL researches renewable hydrogen

NREL Hydrogen

NREL paper describes efficiency improvement in photoelectric materials which could aid electrolysis Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed a method which boosts the longevity of high-efficiency photocathodes in photoelectrochemical water-splitting devices. Using a photoelectrochemical (PEC) device is a promising way to produce hydrogen. …

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New Solar Electric Propulsion contract to help NASA reach Mars

SEP System. Source: NASA.

As part of its Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) project, NASA has initiated a contract with US aerospace and defense firm Aerojet Rocketdyne for the development of an “advanced electric propulsion system,” which would enable craft to travel further into space and aid a future manned mission to Mars. The three-year, …

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New South Wales Tenders for Renewable Energy to Power Sydney Metro Rail (Renew Economy)

The New South Wales government has announced a tender for 137GWh of renewable energy for its Sydney Metro Northwest rail project. The NSW Transport department is calling for expressions of interest to provide 137GWh per year of renewable energy from a NSW-based project to power the Sydney Metro Northwest Project, the …

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Solar-Powered Helium Airship Proposed (Renew Economy)

Sir David King, the former UK chief scientist and now climate change special representative for the UK conservative government, has proposed a solar-powered helium airship. King raised the idea during a session on innovation at the International Renewable Energy summit in Abu Dhabi. He mentioned a company called VariaLift, which is in the …

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