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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Dreaming of a future utopia

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power Jonathan Power imagines a utopia four generations hence, where hunger, poverty and war will be nothing but faded bad memories Dream future In 1776, Adam Smith published his ... of communism, the first black president of the US, the dominance of America, mankind's early exploration of the solar system, the great recessions of today and the century before, and the poverty ...

  2. Business - Companies

    Solar: LDK cuts, First Solar in China

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 10:42am by Doug Young

    ... its solar power sector. There're quite a few news bits coming from the solar sector today, with more downbeat news from struggling LDK Solar (NYSE: LDK) even as two western panel makers ... for a new solar power project in Canada. Let's start with the LDK news, as it's easily the most downbeat in this flurry of new reports. For anyone who doesn't follow the sector too ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must warm to the benefits of solar power in future energy mix

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 04:54pm by ANTHONY DIXON, LU LIN

    ... Anthony Dixon and Lu Lin Anthony Dixon and Lu Lin say economic and environmental advantages cannot be ignored Hong Kong must warm to the benefits of solar power in future energy mix There is a persistent and almost universal misperception in Hong Kong that solar energy is an insignificant, costly and unreliable potential source of electricity for the city. The latest manifestations ...

  4. Business - Money - STOCKS

    Solar sector stocks make light gains in Hong Kong trading

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... chalked up small gains yesterday after German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel said the European Union and the mainland should engage in talks to try to resolve their dispute over solar power panels. ... in New York-listed Suntech Power Holdings- a Jiangsu-based maker of solar cells and modules- fell 8.2 per cent, and Hebei province-based modules maker Yingli Green Energy Holding slid 10.3 per ...

  5. News - China

    Beijing voices ‘deep regret’ over EU solar panel probe

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 04:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Beijing said on Thursday it “deeply regrets” a European Union decision to probe claims solar panel products were being sold by Chinese firms below cost and warned of problems potential penalties may cause. EU ProSun, a group of more than 20 European solar panel makers, in July called on the European Commission to impose tariffs to punish its Chinese ...

  6. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Shunfeng to quadruple solar generating capacity after acquiring Wuxi Suntech

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 03:53pm by Eric Ng

    ... boost in solar power Shunfeng Photovoltaic International, a solar farm developer controlled by Cheng Kin-ming, aims to quadruple its solar power generating capacity this year after acquiring ... cent of the mainland's target of adding 12GW of new solar capacity this year. Shunfeng also faces stiff competition from state-backed power majors on the mainland, which have close ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Solar chimneys' may help solve China's energy woes

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:26am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... and produced little power in return. "Even if solar power plants are built all over the country and we put up wind farms in every windy area, we can't produce enough electricity to meet our ... "The construction of a solar tower is expensive and the energy it produces will be higher in cost than that from coal-fired power plants, but if you consider the cost of other measures ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - SOLAR POWER

    China sets world record on solar power installations

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 02:56am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian Figures indicating the installation of 12GW of solar power last year show 'astonishing' scale of the market, with experts forecasting further growth China powers to record on solar installations China installed a record 12GW of solar power last year, doubling its rate of solar installations, according to preliminary figures. This is more than has ever been ...

  9. News - World - ENERGY

    Giant solar plane unveiled ahead of round-the-world bid

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 09:28pm by AP

    ... flight five years ago. The original plane demonstrated that a solar-powered plane can fly through the night, hop from Europe to Africa and cross the width of the United States. But its successor ... Associated Press in Payerne, Switzerland Pilots aim for first such trip fuelled only by sun's power in craft that weighs only as much as a car but has wings longer than a jumbo ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Solar power a ray of hope for planet as carbon emissions rise

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Kevin Rafferty says efforts to reduce carbon emissions are being hampered by lure of big bucks Temperatures rise in fight to save planet, but solar power brings a ray ... electricity and their contribution is doubling every three years, meaning that wind will overtake nuclear power in the next decade. The greatest renewable hope is solar power, which today contributes ...




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