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  1. Lifestyle - Technology

    Solar-powered cooker puts local clean energy start-up on the global map

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by Mark Sharp

    ... times worse. The villagers were burning coal, wood and dung inside their homes while cooking on poorly designed stoves. So Catlin Powers, a Harvard University student, along with Scot Frank, who was teaching science at Xining's Qinghai University, got their heads together to find a solution. Given the abundant sunlight in Qinghai province, the American duo figured that solar cookers would ...

  2. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Solar powers ahead

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Pressure to meet European Union renewable energy targets is likely to keep demand high even after the region's brisk take-up of the technology Solar powers ahead European solar power capacity has already reached some 80 per cent of national projections for the end of the decade, underlining how growth has caught policymakers unawares. That overachievement ...

  3. Business - Companies

    GCL pins hopes on solar farms for profit

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... largest maker of raw materials for solar panels, plans to build 500 to 600 megawatts (MW) of solar farms overseas and on the mainland. The firm aimed to start building up to 300MW of solar power ... The industry downturn saw the bank creditors of Suntech Power, the mainland's largest maker of solar panels, last week ask a court to declare it bankrupt after it missed payment to bondholders. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian protests over power blackouts amid heatwave spread to New Delhi

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 12:26am by AFP

    ... Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his right-wing party swept to power last month on a pledge to reform the economy, including strengthening energy security and boosting development of solar ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Protests over blackouts in heatwave spread to Delhi Angry protests broke out over power blackouts as summer temperatures soared, fuelling concerns ...

  6. Comment - Blogs - TRADE

    Reason comes to China, EU solar sector clash

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 01:06pm by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young A softening of Europe's stance in its solar panel dispute with China means the two sides now have a 70-80 per cent chance of negotiating a settlement to the matter After ... Beijing's state support for solar panel sector. Germany seems to be the driving force behind this welcome change in tone, following German Chancellor Angela Merkel's remarks last week that she ...

  7. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Solar industry bouncing back on mainland China after prolonged downturn

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 05:29am by Reuters

    ... and northwest. The sweeteners have not only lured traditional energy investors like China Power Investment Corp, but also a host of solar panel makers and even companies such as toll road operator Huabei ... solar generating capacity to 35GW by 2015, and Japan's push to find alternatives to lost nuclear power following the 2011 Fukushima disaster, have revitalised the moribund Chinese panel ...

  8. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Power plan sparks rally in solar firms

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Power plan sparks rally in solar firms Shares of mainland solar panel and parts producers rose yesterday after Beijing raised its 2015 target for solar farm ... domestic demand and eradicating excess capacity are the keys for the oversupplied industry to regain pricing power. Jiangsu-based GCL-Poly Energy, the world's largest maker of solar panel raw ...

  9. Business - Companies

    Unit of China’s Suntech in strategic investment talks

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 05:24pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters The main unit of troubled Chinese solar panel maker Suntech Power Holdings is in talks with five companies for strategic investments as part of efforts to restructure its US$1.75 ... with potential strategic investors. “The investors approaching Suntech include a domestic industry peer – a major domestic solar panel producer,” the source said, but declined to give details. A Suntech ...

  10. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Hong Kong property tycoon betting big on solar rebound

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:45am by Bloomberg

    ... industry, into one of its most powerful leaders. Another Zheng solar investment in 2012, a 30 per cent stake in Shunfeng Photovoltaic International, has surged more than 2,900 per cent and is now ... Bloomberg in Hong Kong and New York Property tycoon betting big on solar rebound A Hong Kong property tycoon has spent the past year accumulating stakes in failing solar companies, piecing ...




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