Solar may cover the world’s electricity demand with 0.3% of its land area – pv magazine International

An international research group claims that raw materials and land availability do not present a real barrier for a global energy system with solar at its center. They said that f0pr PV growth forecasts should not have their axis on utility-scale power plants and instead consider vertical PV, agrivoltaics, and floating PV as the source … Read more

How the pursuit of wellbeing unites us all

Whatever route we explore to achieve it, and whatever unique barriers we face, there is an unifying desire that connects us all: to nurture our wellbeing. In my time doing this job, I’ve sat down with a lot of different people. I’ve chatted with global superstars, actors, singers, and models. But also, artists, activists, authors, … Read more

Community solar up, net metering down in US this year – pv magazine International

From pv magazine USA The US distributed solar market, which typically involves projects below 10 MW in capacity, doubled its market size to 8 GW from 2018 through 2022. Over the last four years, buildout has been pushed down by trade policy challenges, supply chain constraints, and persistent labor shortages, while being lifted by record-breaking … Read more

The Power of Movement for Healing and Mental Health

Melissa Strong was living her dream. Home was Estes Park, Colorado, gateway to glorious Rocky Mountain National Park. Her passion was climbing, mostly bouldering, that purist sport of scaling big rocks without ropes, relying on just your fingertips, feet, and crash pads below. Her career was hospitality, managing a busy restaurant while fantasizing about owning … Read more

Arafura Looks To Renewables To Power NT Rare Earths Project

Arafura Rare Earths Limited has chosen a greenhouse gas emissions reduction pathway for its mining project in the Northern Territory. The Nolans Project site is 135 kilometers north of Alice Springs. It will include a mine, processing facilities and related infrastructure, and is considered a globally significant “NdPr” project. What is NdPr? The Nolans Project … Read more

Autism Found Detrimental to Cardiovascular Health

People with autism are more likely to face diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease than those without the neurological condition, according to a new study published this week in JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers also found that children with autism are especially likely to develop diabetes compared to their peers, and are at greater risk of hypertension, … Read more

Loneliness Risk Elevated Among Young Cancer Survivors

Young adults who survive cancer are more likely than cancer-free siblings to be lonely and to develop emotional distress, risky behaviors, and new chronic conditions as a result, findings from a large retrospective study suggest. Young cancer survivors were two times more likely to report loneliness at study baseline and follow-up. Loneliness at these times … Read more

‘Depression Circuit’ Identified in MS Patients

The common coexistence of multiple sclerosis (MS) and depression may be explained in part by MS lesions occurring along a specific “depression circuit” in the brain, new research suggests. In an analysis of almost 300 participants with MS, investigators estimated whole-brain connectivity of each person’s white matter lesion locations. Results showed that functional connectivity between … Read more

TMS Tied to Antidepressant, Anxiolytic Effects in Anxious Depression

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is associated with both anxiolytic and antidepressant effects in patients with anxious depression, new research suggests. In an analysis of data from more than 1,800 patients with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder (MDD), more than 75% also had anxiety. Following TMS, those with anxious depression showed reductions from baseline of … Read more

Deploying solar, storage, heat pumps in the Arctic – pv magazine International

US researchers have conducted case studies on the successful deployment of distributed renewables in the state of Alaska. In one study, two cities installed 223.5 kW solar PV arrays coupled with 351 kWh batteries and 250 kW inverters, in addition to cold climate heat pumps. January 31, 2023 Beatriz Santos Scientists from the US National … Read more