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Indian conglomerate Adani seeks spectrum for 5G private network

The Government of India recently announced plans to hold an auction of 5G spectrum by the end of July Indian multinational conglomerate Adani Group confirmed its intention to participate in the upcoming 5G spectrum in India with the aim of building a private network to support its own businesses. “Our intention is not to be in the consumer mobility space. As India prepares to roll out next generation 5G services through this auction,...

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Microsoft’s Dublin, Ireland data center to put power back on the grid

Microsoft will begin local power grid conditioning in Ireland later this year The world is turning to renewable energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve environmental quality. But renewable energy can be wildly variable — solar power efficiency is reduced on cloudy days and, of course, nothing happens at night. Wind blows, but not always. Figuring out how to manage the supply of renewable energy against actual demand is...

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Beyond Lithium-Ion Batteries

Everyone with any interest in renewable energy solution as part of the solution to the energy-climate crisis is probably sick of hearing it — the renewables-basher’s sneer that “The sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow all the time” (as if everyone didn’t already know that!).They are likely sicker still of the renewables-bashers’ inflicting on them the conclusion derive from this — namely that...

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These materials were meant to revolutionize the solar industry. Why hasn’t it happened?

Solar panels are basically synonymous with silicon. The material is used in about 95% of the panels in today’s market. But silicon solar cells are limited in how much energy they can harness from the sun, and they are still relatively expensive to make.  For many, compounds called perovskites have long held promise as potentially cheaper, lighter, more efficient solar materials. But despite the excitement—and a flurry of startups...