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  1. Dirty reality behind solar power

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen A beaming Tony Blair posed for television cameras holding a sleek, shiny solar panel as smiling officials and film star Jet Li looked on. They announced an ambitious plan ... to keep a 22 watt LED light bulb beaming 12 hours a day for 30 years. A solar panel is designed to last just 20 years. Jian Shuisheng, a professor of optical technology at Beijing Jiaotong ...

  2. GCL-Poly surges after disclosing solar asset deal

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Shares in GCL-Poly Energy Holdings rose 15.2 per cent yesterday after the mainland co-generation power company said it would pay HK$26.34 billion for a solar panel raw materials ... because of the cloudy outlook for the solar sector. There has been a plunge in demand and raw material prices for solar panels but, on the other hand, also greater government support for the solar ...

  3. Sun rises surely on solar power sector

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... that solar panel farms capturing just 0.3 per cent of the sunlight hitting the Sahara Desert will be enough to meet all of Europe's electricity needs, although it will take decades of investment ... water for homes using rooftop solar panels. More than 30 million mainland households have these relatively low-technology devices, accounting for 80 per cent of the global market. ...

  4. Two ministries clash over solar panel industry

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen An internal investigation by the Ministry of Science and Technology has found that production capacity in the solar panel industry was grossly overstated and the government ... in the production of solar panels, only 10 actually produced it. And while annual capacity was stated as 230,000 tonnes, this year only 15,000 tonnes would be produced. The findings contrast sharply ...

  5. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Sep 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Due to a miscalculation in Wednesday's report 'Dirty reality behind solar power' on page A1, the amount of coal needed to produce a one-square-metre solar panel was misstated as 40kg; the correct amount is 260kg. Other calculations should have been made clearer. A solar panel in Guiyang can be charged at peak rates for only an average of 2.8 hours a day; ...

  6. Gateway Apartments goes green for electricity supply

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Apartments' project is the equivalent of 15.3 hectares of trees planted on the basis of this calculation. The installation was completed in June, with 100 sets of solar panels that cover a surface of about 200 square metres on the roofs of Sutton Court and Hampton Court of the Gateway Apartments. Built in 1999, the two serviced apartment buildings have 499 units. The solar panel system ...

  7. Solar energy for charging on the go is in the bag

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Valley, G24 has set up facilities in Cardiff, Wales, to make solar panels, which are sewn into the bags by Mascotte. Hartnett said the DSSC technology allowed the panels to be lightweight ... panels can operate in multiple light conditions, including indoor lighting.' Under sunny conditions, it took four to five hours to fully charge a mobile telephone using a 15cm by 20cm solar ...

  8. GCL-Poly bets US$1b on solar power demand

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... downstream to exploit increasing government emphasis on solar energy usage. The country's largest producer of polysilicon, a raw material of solar power panels, earlier unveiled a plan to boost ... into ingots, wafers, cells and modules before being assembled into solar panels. Demand for solar panels and its raw materials is expected to take off in the next few years due to aggressive government ...

  9. Solar power makers in line for price boon

    Posted Aug 31st 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... with their own schemes. In June, Jiangsu province - the nation's solar panel and components manufacturing hub - was the first region to devise its own solar pricing incentives to spur demand ... financially support such policies in economically developed regions.' He said different sun conditions mean solar panels in Guangdong generate 20 per cent to 30 per cent less power ...

  10. RBI buys control of solar energy firm in move from toy sector

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... to identify the change in its core business. RBI will acquire an 80.4 per cent stake in Apollo Precision, which is said to be the largest manufacturer of silicon-based solar panels in Greater China. Apollo's key shareholder, GS-Solar, is one of the world's largest silicon-based thin film PV module manufacturers - a solar panel maker. Apollo Precision has two production lines, one ...




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