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  • Sep 21, 2014
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Solar Power

Shunfeng to quadruple solar generating capacity after acquiring Wuxi Suntech

Shunfeng Photovoltaic International, a solar farm developer controlled by Cheng Kin-ming, aims to quadruple its solar power generating capacity this year after acquiring Wuxi Suntech, a bankrupt maker of solar panels.

Wednesday, 8 January, 2014, 2:30am

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.

7 Jun 2013 - 3:46am

Reason comes to China, EU solar sector clash

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

5 Jun 2013 - 1:06pm

Best to let the sunshine in without any harmful tariffs

Beijing's threat to impose duties on solar power-related products from the European Union would harm its own industry, and appears more likely to be rhetoric in a dispute where both sides will gain from compromise.

31 May 2013 - 4:41am

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

This month Planet Earth reached a grim milestone - carbon dioxide emissions reached more than 400 parts per million average for a day, which is 50 ppm more than what scientists regard as the safe level for keeping the earth's temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

18 May 2013 - 4:10am 1 comment

Buffett to rescue Suntech?

Intriguing rumours that billionaire investor Warren Buffett might be eying bankrupt former solar superstar Suntech are breathing new life into embattled solar shares, as traders bet that western investors could help to revive the sector.

9 Apr 2013 - 7:15pm

Short Science, March 31, 2013

Scientists have criticised an Italian government decree allowing a group of terminally ill patients to continue using an unproven stem cell treatment, saying such therapies may cause harm and risk exploiting desperate people. 

31 Mar 2013 - 1:06am

16pc increase in clean power capacity planned

Industry regulator the National Development and Reform Commission said in its report at yesterday's opening session of the National People's Congress that it aimed to increase output from the four sources by 52.24 gigawatts this year. Installed hydropower generating capacity will increase by 21 GW, nuclear power capacity by 3.24 GW, wind power capacity by 19 GW and solar power capacity by 10 GW.

6 Mar 2013 - 6:31am

Solar-panel maker Yingli Green Energy expects gross margin to rise

"Our production costs will decline considerably as new materials and technology are used, economy of scale intensifies and conversion efficiency rises," chief financial officer Bryan Li said in an interview from Baoding, Hebei province, where the company is based.

31 Jan 2013 - 5:20am

China leads the world in sales of solar modules

China became the world's largest solar power panel market in last year's fourth quarter, and might retain the top spot throughout this year, according to industry consultancy NPD Solarbuzz.

China accounted for 33 per cent of the 8.3 gigawatts of solar modules shipped globally in the quarter, up from under 10 per cent two years ago, the United States-based firm said.

23 Jan 2013 - 3:55am