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 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes 
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Canada nuclear project with General Fusion

Canada-based nuclear energy producer, General Fusion Inc., July 27 announced a partnership with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to advance fusion reactor technology through the use of tritium... — Updated 7/27/2021 Full story

 
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Gold film may be key to clear solar cells

With a little bit of gold, scientists at Pennsylvania State University have taken another step toward the vision of turning windows into transparent solar cells that generate electricity while... — Updated 6/8/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
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Wyoming to host nuclear demo project

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, Bill Gates' TerraPower, and Warren Buffet-backed PacifiCorp recently announced efforts to advance a Natrium reactor demonstration project in the Cowboy state,... — Updated 6/8/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
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Volvo CE opens first hydrogen fuel cell lab

Volvo Construction Equipment recently opened a lab to test and develop hydrogen fuel cell technology solutions in heavy construction machines and other applications, marking a significant... — Updated 5/25/2021 Full story

 
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Group 5 metals improve First Solar panels

First Solar Inc. is leveraging the power of Group 5 elements to nearly eliminate the degradation of its newest generation of photovoltaic solar panels. Group 5 refers to vanadium, niobium, tantalu... — Updated 4/13/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
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Nuclear program sets off decade of growth

Early last year, the U.S. Department of Energy launched three separate award programs to fund domestic private companies in developing nuclear reactors in the United States. Congress appropriated... — Updated 1/12/2021 Full story

 
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Feds approve NuScale small reactor design

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission completed the final review phase of the design for NuScale Power's groundbreaking small modular reactor. This is a major milestone that provides customers... — Updated 9/9/2020 Full story

 
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Gates backed nuclear firm initiates Natrium

TerraPower, a nuclear innovation company co-founded by Bill Gates, and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy are developing a hybrid nuclear reactor and energy storage system specially designed to be... — Updated 9/1/2020 Full story

 
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New perovskite solar consortium formed

Working with leading domestic solar companies, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Washington Clean Energy Testbeds at the University of Washington, University of North Carolina at Chapel... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
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Mini-reactors join renewable energy race

Global interest has begun for recent development in the renewable energy race with an unlikely contender – miniaturized nuclear reactors. This relatively new nuclear reactor design, known as a... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story

 

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