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  1. Going green

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheaper solar energy is on the way as technology improves Recommendations to install solar panels are not common in Hong Kong, but experts advise two things. First, be patient. New solar ... that can harness the sun's rays for electricity. Secondly, instead of installing solar panels for electricity we should consider a more cost-effective option - solar powered thermal water ...

  2. China Huaneng starts 9.1b yuan solar project

    Posted Dec 10th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... roof-top solar power panels in the country's coastal cities by 2020, with a total capacity of 1,000 MW. Another 200 MW will come from large-scale panel installations in waste land ... will come from solar panel installations near telecommunications infrastructure, long-distance pipelines, railways and highways to tap the commercial market. Solar power is virtually inexhaustible ...

  3. HK skyline 'ideal for new solar cells'

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit The city's glass-clad skyscrapers would be ideal for using Nobel Prize-winning solar cells to collect electricity, their visiting creator said yesterday. A thin layer of the flexible polymer cells could be attached to windows and glass panels on the exteriors of the buildings, American physicist Alan Heeger said. Professor Heeger, who teaches physics at the University ...

  4. Lights still dim on solar power

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... power. And given solar power panels' low annual utilisation, at 40 per cent of coal-fired plants' 5,500 hours, he said they would remain a supplement to mainstream electricity fuel ... not served by power grids. In its 2006-2010 renewable energy plan, it aims to build key demonstration projects in Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Guangdong and Shandong. Large-scale solar panels are also ...

  5. The world warms to a solar power pioneer

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

    ... while Mr Khosla co-founded Sun Microsystems. 'In Silicon Valley they think on a global basis,' said Dr Mills. It's a place where the belief that 'solar thermal' has 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 ...

  6. Sino's pollution solution powers residential and commercial buildings

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Plaza] to learn what is needed for ... other properties'. Pacific Palisades, one of Sino Group's prime residential properties, is in North Point. It features a 1.5x1.5-metre solar panel ... in Kowloon Bay, has installed a wind and solar energy system with five sets of 1.5x1-metre solar panels and a 1.7-metre-high wind turbine in the podium garden on the ninth floor of the building. ...

  7. HK$2.5b HKU campus expansion on show

    Posted Aug 07th 2008, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Kobi Chan An exhibition of the University of Hong Kong's HK$2.5 billion campus extension was unveiled to the public yesterday. The Centennial Campus features three new academic buildings along with several green measures, including wind turbines, solar panels and rooftop gardens. The exhibition is on display at Pacific Place in Admiralty until Sunday, and then moves around ...

  8. Chinavision Mobile Power Station

    Posted Jan 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... You'll see what's really cool about the Mobile Power Station when you flip open the top to reveal solar panels that can charge the device when put under the sun. The machine even comes ... can try to order one for US$123. Pros: built-in solar panel, recharges other devices, portable media player, emulation software for old Nintendo games Cons: no information on how long it takes ...

  9. Green gadgets win

    Posted Nov 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah watches as cookware powered by bicycles, solar-panelled golf carts and a car made of flattened aluminium cans vie for top prizes ... of students, businessmen, professionals and civil servants showcased ideas aimed at fuelling daily appliances with solar, wind and kinetic power. 'The lack of space in Hong Kong makes it difficult ...

  10. Investment in clean energy forms finding sophisticated targets

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... The majority of the world's solar energy is produced through the photovoltaics process, which converts sunlight directly into electricity through solar panels made with silicon wafers. ... per kilogram, to about US$400, causing a large dent in the profits of many solar panel manufacturers. The tight supply of poly-si should be relieved next year as more plants were being built, ...




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