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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. The world warms to a solar power pioneer

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... the potential to change the world no longer appears to be a pipe dream. The principle is simple enough. Unlike household solar panels, which have semiconductors to convert rays directly ... and carbon taxes will also level the playing field. For almost three decades Dr Mills has been a leading light in the solar industry. Along with Qichu Zhang, a Chinese colleague at University ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Solar power

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... and secondary school and university students. Each team is allowed to use two solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to design their vehicles. The participants will compete for awards for speed, design and team spirit. A PV panel is commonly used to produce solar power. It is made of semiconductors to capture sunlight which it then converts into electricity. Energy that the Earth receives from the sun ...

  5. Clean power not always green power

    Posted Feb 14th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... of the world's solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, but that more than 90 per cent of its production was exported. Ma Jun, head of the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, said that although solar power generation was pollution-free, the manufacturing process, especially the production of polysilicon used in solar panels, had caused toxic chemical pollution on the mainland. 'The fact ...

  6. Here comes the sun

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... Rider. Made from plastic noodle containers, bottle caps and other recyclables, the tiny race cars are powered by miniature solar panels. Some spin out of control and crash while others zoom ... that Hong Kong should open up the market for solar power, as a brake to air pollution. Joseph Tam, general manager of Windsun Technology, whose company supplied the motors and solar panels ...

  7. Climate science confirms theory of man-made global warming

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and solar activity. It does not follow, however, that the climate change we have been witnessing since last century is entirely natural. To delineate the effects of natural and man-made factors ... be explained solely by natural factors such as volcanic and solar activity. The warming can only be explained if human-caused greenhouse gases are included in the model simulations. Against ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... By doing so, everybody is a winner: the user - who can gradually write off the cost for installing solar panels - the power companies, the environment and the entire population which gradually gets ... a trip to Europe I noticed the enormous progress made over the last four years in generating electricity from clean renewable sources, in particular by means of photovoltaic systems, or solar ...

  9. HK activists plan anti-nuclear march

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an anti-nuclear protest on April 24. The Daya Bay Public Monitoring Panel, spearheaded by Greenpeace and formed on Tuesday by 13 members including lawmakers and green activists, hopes the parade ... at Daya Bay were only supposed to last for a further 20 years. He hopes the research into renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, will be hastened so that more alternatives are available ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Jul 24th 2010, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... In the Maldives, groups will put up solar panels on the president's office and people in Bolivia will be installing solar stoves for a large-scale carbon-neutral picnic. Up to now, there are similar ... to be a 'party' organiser and sign up to host a local event. Lai See wonders if solar panels will go up on the roof of Government House or other government buildings on October 10? BabyMail on the button ...




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