This Earth Month, Eat Local, Eat Veggie, Eat In-Season
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In northern New England we are often spoiled with produce in the summer months: local strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries for breakfast, fresh tomatoes and corn to grill, a wide variety of greens for salads. But what about in the shoulder seasons, when the ground is still frozen and we’re wearing mittens to the farm stand? […]

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Utilizing Solar Power to Improve Quality of Patient Care
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This guest blog post comes from Rupal Ramesh Shah. Rupal is the Executive Director of Konbit Sante, a Maine-based non-profit helping support the development of a sustainable health system to meet the needs of the Cap-Haitien community. Rupal joined Konbit Sante in June 2020. In 2018 and 2019, she lived and worked in Haiti—first as a […]

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Water splitting for solar energy conversion
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Matsumoto, Japan (SPX) Mar 31, 2021 In order to enable large-scale hydrogen production using solar energy, particulate photocatalysts are being researched as a simple and cost-effective solution to splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen. It is necessary to develop a photocatalyst that can efficiently use visible light, which accounts for a large part of solar […]

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DNV publishes world's first recommended practice for floating solar power plants
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Arnhem, Netherlands (SPX) Apr 01, 2021 DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider has published the world’s first recommended practice (RP) for floating solar power projects following a collaborative joint industry project (JIP) involving 24 industry participants. The Recommended Practice (DNVGL-RP-0584) will provide commonly recognized guidance based on a list of technical requirements for […]

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Unusual magnetic transition in perovskite oxide can help boost spintronics
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Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Mar 30, 2021 Transition metal perovskites oxides exhibit several desirable properties, including high-temperature superconductivity and electrocatalysis. Now, scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology explore the structure and properties of a perovskite oxide, PbFeO3, in anticipation of the unusual charge distribution and exotic magnetic transitions displayed by such systems. They report two of […]

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Massachusetts Climate Bill
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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed Senate Bill 9 – An Act Creating a Next Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy – into law on March 26th. Below, our North Andover Managing Director James Manzer discusses what it means for Massachusetts:  Gov. Baker signs the bill into law on March 26, 2021 ReVision Energy applauds the […]

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Floating solar farms could help reduce impacts of climate change on lakes and reservoirs
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Lancaster UK (SPX) Mar 29, 2021 Floating solar farms could help to protect lakes and reservoirs from some of the harms of climate change, a new study suggests. However, given the complex nature of water bodies and differing designs of solar technologies, there could also be detrimental ecosystem impacts of deploying floating solar arrays. Conventional […]

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Study reveals plunge in lithium-ion battery costs
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Boston MA (SPX) Mar 24, 2021 The cost of the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries used for phones, laptops, and cars has fallen dramatically over the last three decades, and has been a major driver of the rapid growth of those technologies. But attempting to quantify that cost decline has produced ambiguous and conflicting results that have […]

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