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    Tapping the ocean's inexhaustible store of solar and lunar energy

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Yam

    ... A 20-megawatt-capacity tidal power plant on the Bay of Fundy already generates electricity for 4,000 homes. Using our seas to generate power gets less publicity than wind and solar energy, but marine energy has ... into electricity. Due to the consistency of the moon's orbit around the earth, tides rise and fall constantly and predictably, making tidal power an inexhaustible source of energy. At present Canada, ...

  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 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 ...

  4. Beijing to encourage usage of solar power via subsidies

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Beijing yesterday pledged to boost the use of solar power by giving subsidies to projects producing electricity from solar energy. The Ministry of Finance said government subsidies would cover half of equipment costs in solar power projects, a decision that could increase demand for solar power and reduce exports, easing trade spats between China ...

  5. Solar power makers in line for price boon

    Posted Aug 31st 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Beijing is likely to come up with an incentive scheme based on power prices for the solar energy generation industry before the end of the year, and may allow producers to charge ... prices- are expected to be launched in the next few months to encourage production and consumption of solar power, which is more costly than coal-fired, wind and hydro power and needs subsidies ...

  6. Sun rises surely on solar power sector

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... included the installation of a giant solar-power-generating roof. The showcase project attracted solar energy companies eager to grab a slice of the mainland's nascent but potentially huge clean energy market and aroused interest from as far away as Germany- the global leader in solar power generation and a country closely linked to the city's history. While the Germans ...

  7. CLP to develop HK$2.9b solar power project in Australia

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang CLP Holdings will invest HK$2 billion to build the world's largest solar-power project in Australia. The system will be capable of generating 154 megawatts of 'green' electricity, enough to power 45,000 homes. The Hong Kong energy supplier said yesterday its Australian flagship subsidiary TRUenergy would develop the project, its first solar venture, ...

  8. DuPont to open solar power research centre

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

    ... Joshua But Research on solar power will be launched in Hong Kong next year in a bid to provide renewable energy for the region, after the first Shenzhen-Hong Kong technology partnership ... time, the Shenzhen government will provide land and other facilities to support the development and manufacture of solar power products, according to the project plan. Neither government would ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Kowloon Hospital harnesses solar power

    Posted Jul 06th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez In its latest move to save energy, Kowloon Hospital yesterday unveiled a solar panel system that can produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of 300 fluorescent ... on yesterday, making Kowloon Hospital the first public hospital to install solar power. Some fire stations and government offices have already installed solar panels. At yesterday's switching-on ...




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