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  1. Solar panel industry savours success but growth relies on government policy

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck The wild success of the mainland's solar panel manufacturing industry has set a high bar for other renewable sources of energy but the industry is firmly focused on exports and likely to remain so for the future. The country's solar power story is a reverse image of the wind power industry, as solar panel companies built mainland factories to cut costs ...

  2. Schools given solar power aid

    Posted Nov 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Energy Fund, the programme consists of 20 photovoltaic panels that are installed on the rooftop of the Institute of Vocational Education in Kwun Tong to provide electricity for a proposed greenhouse at the school. The lecturer who initiated the project, Wong Wai-ho, said every panel, measuring 1.52m by 1.22m, on the rooftop is tilted 22 degrees to the south so it can absorb most ...

  3. Suntech Power bond sale targets US$300m

    Posted Feb 08th 2007, 12:00am by Nevin Nie

    ... Nevin Nie Suntech Power Holdings, the largest Chinese solar-cell maker by market value, said it planned to raise US$300 million by selling convertible bonds to help fund capacity expansion ... material, silicon wafters. A silicon shortage up to 2010 is eating into solar-cell makers' profit. Some analysts said by 2013 the cost of building solar energy panels would equal the cost ...

  4. Kowloon Hospital harnesses solar power

    Posted Jul 06th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez In its latest move to save energy, Kowloon Hospital yesterday unveiled a solar panel system that can produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of 300 fluorescent light bulbs. The HK$900,000 system comprises 50 solar photovoltaic panels that have been installed on the roof of the hospital's rehabilitation building. The system was switched ...

  5. More estates may get solar-powered lamps

    Posted Dec 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the first trial of solar-powered street lamps at Ching Ho Estate in Fanling was completed last year and the department would install them on other estates. She was speaking at a meeting of the Legislative Council's housing panel at which members called for the government to use more renewable energy. Panel chairman Lee Wing-tat asked the bureau whether the trial on the Ho Man Tin ...

  6. Mainland to push solar energy schemes

    Posted May 28th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... The development will be complemented by a mandatory solar panels mounting policy on high-rise buildings in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai. 'Some sort of initiatives will be launched to coincide ... square metres of roof-top solar panels atop city buildings by 2010, which will be doubled to 300 square metres by 2020. One-third to half of the 300MW target for 2010 will come from rural ...

  7. Lunar satellite close to exploring moon

    Posted Nov 19th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... After today's manoeuvres, the satellite will launch a probe towards the moon. It will position its solar panel towards the sun for power generation and its directional antenna towards ... picture of the moon before the end of the month. Chang'e I represents the first step in Chinese plans to land robotic explorers on the moon before 2020. ...

  8. Solar power

    Posted Feb 04th 2007, 12:00am by Jin Peh

    ... Jin Peh While the Lunar New Year, which marks the start of Chinese New Year, falls on February 18 this time around, astrologers and fung shui masters use the Solar New Year ... the invention of the electric light it was a social occasion. The more uniform solar calendar became the basis for agricultural calculations and Chinese metaphysics such as astrology and fung shui. ...

  9. Panel suggests scrapping 20pc tax on bank interest

    Posted Mar 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Twenty-seven political advisers, including the nation's top bankers and economists, have urged the government to scrap the tax on bank savings interest, saying it hurts low-income families and dampens domestic consumption. Guo Shuqing, an Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference delegate and chairman of China Construction Bank, said the tax affected ...

  10. Beijing forms inter-agency panel to fight market scams

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Nevin Nie

    ... has eased over the week on concerns that more measures will be introduced to cool the market. As the country's growth continues to accelerate, many Chinese are getting rich without enough savvy to manage their wealth. A total of 16.2 trillion yuan of household savings are parked in a limited number of investment products in the underdeveloped capital market. Many Chinese ...




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