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Collins Aerospace & Luminace Partner With Common Energy To Support Community Solar Projects Across Portland

NEW YORK — Collins Aerospace, an RTX (NYSE: RTX) business, and Common Energy, a leading community solar provider, today announced a partnership to support a portfolio of four new community solar projects across the greater Portland area. In aggregate, the projects have a capacity of 12 megawatts and will generate … [continued]

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Solar Farms In Space Are Possible

It’s viable to produce low-cost, lightweight solar panels that can generate energy in space, according to new research from the Universities of Surrey and Swansea. The first study of its kind followed a satellite over six years, observing how the panels generated power and weathered solar radiation over 30,000 orbits. … [continued]

A view of the new roll-out solar array unfolding after NASA astronauts Steve Bowen and Woody Hoburg successfully installed it to the 1B power channel on June 15, 2023. Credit: NASA TV

NASA Spacewalkers Finish Installing Roll-Out Solar Array

Expedition 69 flight engineers Woody Hoburg and Steve Bowen of NASA concluded their spacewalk at 2:17 p.m. EDT after 5 hours and 35 minutes. Hoburg and Bowen completed their major objective to install an IROSA (International Space Station Roll-Out Solar Array) to augment power generation for the 1B power channel … [continued]

An image of the perovskite samples inside the MISSE Platform installed on the exterior of the International Space Station. Credit: NASA

10-Month Voyage Proves Solar Cell Material Survives, Thrives in Space

Dr. Lyndsey McMillon-Brown was hoping to see anything but mustard yellow. When the NASA research electrical engineer clicked open the photo of a small sample — a swatch of film no bigger than a sticky note — she let out a cheer. The film was still dark black after spending … [continued]