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  1. Cool adventure for solar scientists

    Posted Mar 05th 2011, 12:00am by Vanessa Ko

    ... a flexible thin-film solar photovoltaic panel that will be wrapped around a sled to absorb sunlight and store power in four batteries. They will attach the device in Argentina. The sled will become ... They will be testing a prototype solar device they designed for a fossil-fuel-free polar expedition next year. The team has four members with an engineering background and one with IT skills from CLP ...

  2. Foreign energy firms face hurdles

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... China Guangdong Nuclear Power and solar-panel installation-solutions provider Best Solar to win the right to build China's first commercial solar power plant in mid-2009 through open ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Foreign firms, although allowed to develop solar farms on the mainland independently, face tougher financing requirements unless they join forces with Chinese ...

  3. Lai See

    Posted Jul 13th 2010, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... by GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, the largest mainland producer of polysilicon- a raw material for making solar panels. The Xuzhou farm is believed to be the largest operating solar farm on the mainland. ... the company had planted peanuts and water melons underneath the solar panels. So, they literally put a farm on a farm. We wonder maybe by doing that they could use traditional farming to subsidise ...

  4. Donations fall 80pc in wake of scandals

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... non-government organisation, has vowed to investigate the whereabouts of solar panels worth 15 million yuan after coming under mounting public pressure. The federation has been accused of issuing donation receipts to a solar panel company even though the panels remained in the donor's warehouse instead of being distributed to mainland schools. The China Youth Development Foundation, ...

  5. Japanese brand makes overseas call as home market dries up

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Janelle Carrigan lifestyle@scmp.com Volcanic water runs beneath rolling hills in Kumamoto prefecture on southern Japan's Kyushu Island. On one such rise, Hilltop, low-set buildings support more than 10,000 blue solar panels. In a refectory hundreds sit to eat an organic lunch hand-picked from the grounds. It sounds like a scene from a health spa, but the people aren't ...

  6. Travellers' checks

    Posted May 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will feature a host of environmentally friendly concepts such as solar panels on the roof and automated sunshades on guest rooms that help retain heat during winter and extract it in summer. ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Apr 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is rising more slowly than the much-vaunted UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) lowest estimate; The sea level has been rising for eight years at just 3.3 cm/century (per 100 ...

  8. Angie's environmental winner

    Posted Apr 26th 2007, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly A 12-year-old Hong Kong girl's painting has been chosen as the best in Asia-Pacific in a United Nations art competition to highlight climate change. Angie Chan's painting shows four people of different races dressed in a single massive T-shirt representing the globe, using different means of alternative energy, such as wind power and solar panels ...

  9. Leadership and the will to act can improve our environment

    Posted May 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the mainland. All they require is leadership and a willingness to act. Embrace solar power. One thing we have in abundance is sunlight. The government could immediately put into effect guidelines and incentives to encourage the installation of photovoltaic panels on the roofs of new and existing buildings. Reducing our need for coal-generated electricity will reduce the amount of coal burned ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... associate professor of disability studies and mental health, faculty of social sciences, Baptist University Solar panel subsidy a good idea As Hong Kong is a member of the global village we should ... that they can install solar-powered air conditioning in their vehicles after the idling- engine ban comes into force. There is no doubt that they will hot and stuffy inside their stationary vehicles ...




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