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Newswise: New Standard of Reference for Assessing Solar Forecast Proposed
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    24-Sep-2019 11:00 AM EDT

New Standard of Reference for Assessing Solar Forecast Proposed

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Being able to accurately forecast how much solar energy reaches the surface of the Earth is key to guiding decisions for running solar power plants and new work in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy looks to provide a standard of reference to the field. Dazhi Yang proposes an improved way to assess day-ahead solar forecasting, which combines two popular reference methods for weather forecasting, namely persistence and climatology. His approach provides a new way to gauge the skill of a forecaster.

Channels: All Journal News, Climate Science, Energy, Environmental Science, Green Tech,

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23-Sep-2019 10:25 AM EDT
Newswise: Engineers study icing/de-icing of wind turbine blades to improve winter power production

Engineers study icing/de-icing of wind turbine blades to improve winter power production

Iowa State University

A research group led by Iowa State's Hui Hu will use the university's Icing Research Tunnel to study icing of wind turbine blades. Studies have shown that ice accumulation on turbine blades can reduce power production by up to 50%. The team will also study ways to prevent or delay ice formation on the blades.

Channels: Energy, Green Tech, Grant Funded News,

Released:
24-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: New $100M Innovation Hub to Accelerate R&D for a Secure Water Future

New $100M Innovation Hub to Accelerate R&D for a Secure Water Future

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The National Alliance for Water Innovation, which is led by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has been awarded a five-year, $100-million Energy-Water Desalination Hub by DOE (pending appropriations) to address water security issues in the United States. The Hub will focus on early-stage research and development for energy-efficient and cost-competitive desalination technologies and for treating nontraditional water sources for various end uses.

Channels: Energy, Geology, Green Tech, DOE Science News,

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23-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Water May Be Scarce for New Power Plants in Asia

Ohio State University

Climate change and over-tapped waterways could leave developing parts of Asia without enough water to cool power plants in the near future, new research indicates. The study found that existing and planned power plants that burn coal for energy could be vulnerable. The work was published today in the journal Energy and Environment Science.

Channels: All Journal News, Climate Science, Energy, Environmental Science, Green Tech,

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20-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Untapped resource, or greenhouse gas threat, found below rifting axis off Okinawa coast

Kyushu University

Analyzing reflections of seismic pressure waves by the subseafloor geology off southwestern Japan, researchers at Kyushu University have found the first evidence of a massive gas reservoir where the Earth's crust is being separated. Depending on its nature

Channels: All Journal News, Climate Science, Energy, Environmental Science, Geology, Green Tech, Marine Science,

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20-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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AI helps reduce Amazon hydropower dams’ carbon footprint

Cornell University

A team of scientists has developed a computational model that uses artificial intelligence to find sites for hydropower dams in order to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Channels: All Journal News, Artificial Intelligence, Environmental Health, Green Tech, Pollution, Staff Picks, Nature (journal),

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19-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Supercomputer Simulations Help Optimize Floating Wind Farms

Supercomputer Simulations Help Optimize Floating Wind Farms

University of California San Diego

The Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and the Stampede2 supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) were used to perform simulations that showed how floating turbine wakes are very similar those of fixed-bottom turbines, except that floating turbine wakes are deflected upward and have slightly stronger turbulence at the edge of their wakes.

Channels: All Journal News, Energy, Green Tech, Grant Funded News,

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18-Sep-2019 11:45 AM EDT
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Newswise: Western Illinois University Announces $10 Million Bio-Fuel Federal Research Grant

Western Illinois University Announces $10 Million Bio-Fuel Federal Research Grant

Western Illinois University

The Western Illinois University School of Agriculture announced today that Agriculture Professor Win Phippen is the recipient of a $10 million federal grant to investigate the use of the alternative crop, Pennycress, as a new cash cover crop in the Midwest.

Channels: Agriculture, Energy, Green Tech, Plants,

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17-Sep-2019 12:40 PM EDT
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To Address Hunger, Many Countries May Have to Increase Carbon Footprint

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Achieving an adequate, healthy diet in most low- and middle-income countries will require a substantial increase in greenhouse gas emissions and water use due to food production, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Green Tech, Plants, All Journal News, Agriculture, Global Food News,

Released:
13-Sep-2019 8:45 AM EDT
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Fuel of the Future

American Technion Society

Researchers at Israel's Technion have developed a clean, inexpensive, and safe technology for producing hydrogen. The technology significantly improves the efficiency of hydrogen production, from ~75% using current methods to an unprecedented 98.7% energy efficiency.

Channels: Energy, Green Tech, Nature (journal), All Journal News,

Released:
13-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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