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climate changeGlobal CO2 Emissions Did Not Increase in 2019

Global emissions were unchanged at 33 gigatonnes in 2019 even as the world GDP grew by 2.9%. Increased wind, solar power, natural gas power and higher nuclear power output in developed countries offset increased emissions in emerging countries. * coal …

constructionTesla Solar Roof Gives Houses an Improved Curb Appeal

Elon Musk believes the Tesla solar roof with solar built into the tiles gives houses a superior appearance. If you’re selling your home, adding curb appeal can increase your home value 3% – 5% according to Consumer Reports. If the …

energySolar Drape Concept Would Take Advantage of Lower Gravity On The Moon

Doug Plata has proposed a solar drape concept for the moon. The moon has no wind and has one-sixth Earth gravity. A large robotic rover would place telescoping towers on the moon and thin-film solar cells that are like drapes …

nasaNASA Developing Robots to Enable Assembly of Solar Arrays on the Moon

The NASA Assemblers project is a recently awarded Early Career Initiative (ECI) proposal led out of NASA’s Langley Research Center, seeks to advance the technology, including hardware and software, that would allow autonomous in-space assembly, a critical technology for future …

artificial intelligenceTesla Already Building and Delivering Model Y

Tesla released 2019 fourth-quarter earnings and surpassed financial expectations on revenue and had $105 million in profit. The biggest new news is that Tesla already building and delivering model Y cars. Before Q3 2019, Tesla was talking about late 2020 …

energyAnother High Efficiency Solar Cell Material for 29+% Efficiency

Researchers combined an aluminum source into their hydride vapor phase epitaxy (HVPE) reactor, then demonstrated the growth of the semiconductors aluminum indium phosphide (AlInP) and aluminum gallium indium phosphide (AlGaInP) for the first time by this technique. The current world …

nasaNASA Parker Probe Finds Solar Wind Spikes to Double Speed

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has uncovered the processes that drive the solar wind – the constant outflow of hot, ionized gas that streams outward from the Sun and fills up the solar system – and how the solar wind couples …

fusionNear Term Laser Space Propulsion to Move Twenty Times Faster in the Solar System

This is an update of the system under development by John Brophy and his team and it will use a kilometer-scale, multi-hundred-megawatt phased-array laser to beam power to a vehicle that converts it to electrical power for a multi-megawatt electric …

electric carSolar Power Tesla Cybertruck Could Have Free 15-40 Mile Daily Commutes

Telsa will add solar power to the Cybertruck to generate 15 miles per day. Fold-out solar wings for the Cybertruck would generate 30 to 40 miles per day. The average daily commute in the US averages 30 miles per day. …

chinaChina and India Dominate Emerging Energy World and Coal Power Generation Had a Large Increase in 2018

Annual power generation from coal in emerging countries has jumped 54% since the start of the decade, from 4,467TWh in 2010 to 6,863TWh in 2018 as power sector CO2 emissions have surged. From 2017 to 2018 alone, it spiked 7%, …