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  1. Keying into solar power

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... run on solar power using the least amount of electricity,' Watson, now 20, explains. Even after he graduated, he continued working on the idea. His teacher Richard Friedericks told Watson ... with no electricity. So he went to Africa to continue his project. As a result, a total of 24 solar-powered computers were installed in five schools. 'According to the International Energy Agency, ...

  2. Solar power's moment in the sun

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Beijing's long-awaited implementation this month of a national benchmark power price for solar power projects will create a mini boom in panel installations ... as solar power is expected to become as price-competitive as fossil fuel-generated power without subsidies in the next few years, said Tan Wenhua, chairman of Liaoning-based Solargiga Energy ...

  3. Solar power trial reduces carbon footprint

    Posted Aug 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jackie Yin jackie.yin@scmp.com A single public housing block can save up to 8,400kg of carbon emissions a year- the equivalent of planting of 365 trees- by using solar power, a trial ... the year, Hong Kong was an ideal place for developing solar energy. He said the energy used to produce the system could be balanced out in the first three years of its 30-year life span. Not every ...

  4. Solar power cells get even smaller

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Ultra-thin solar power cells have been all the rage among green enthusiasts. Now, a group of local researchers say they can do it cheaper and thinner than anyone else. The team, led by physics professor Xiao Xudong, says it has come up with the world's thinnest solar power cells, called CIGS, made of copper, indium, gallium and selenium. 'When ...

  5. Solar Boy powers home for apprentice

    Posted Feb 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen The seven-pound weight claim helped Ben So Tik-hung pull off a masterstroke plunge for trainer Peter Ho Leung on Solar Boy in the Tai Chung Kiu Handicap (1,650m). So bounced Solar Boy to the lead and didn't look back as he rode for dear life over the concluding stages to push the Al Maher gelding to a short head win- a popular result for punters who slammed him ...

  6. Bulk carrier powered by the sun

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Solar Sailor, an Australian company specialising in renewable energy technologies, is negotiating to install its solar and wind power systems ... -panel-equipped sails on the bulk carrier but that the owner would save that amount on fuel in just two years. Electric power from the solar cells would augment power from the diesel engines, while the sail ...

  7. Solar energy boat soaks up HK sun

    Posted Aug 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... panels turn sunshine into electricity. This electricity powers all the boat's motors and gadgets, even the refrigerator. The Turanor PlanetSolar is the largest solar boat ever made. It left Europe last September for a 60,000-kilometre voyage around the world. This is the first sea voyage for a solar-powered boat. Solar energy doesn't cause pollution. It is hoped ...

  8. HK$135m sun-powered boat on epic voyage to the future

    Posted Sep 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... revolutionary. The Turanor PlanetSolar is the largest solar-powered boat ever built and is helping to prove the practical value of harnessing energy from the sun. Its round-the-world odyssey marks ... in terms of the great distances across oceans. A solution would be to develop hybrid ships, combining solar power and traditional fossil fuels. Raphael Domjan, the boat's Swiss designer, says ...

  9. GCL in second deal on solar panel materials

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, China's largest maker of the polysilicon used to make solar panels, has signed a supplementary contract to supply Canadian Solar in the coming five years. The deal involves polysilicon and solar wafers that have power generation capacity of 5,200 megawatts. The order came a day after GCL announced a similar 7,500 MW five-year agreement ...

  10. Everything under the sun

    Posted Sep 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... to five local families at Ma Wan Park. Solar power was in the news last month when the Swiss-registered solar-powered vessel Turanor PlanetSolar visited the territory. The slow-moving craft takes all the energy it uses from sunshine and, for proponents of solar power, the ship is an example of the technology's maturity. Takizawa says solar power technology can also be used ...




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