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Indonesian school powered by stand-alone P.V. power package from Panasonic

An elementary school in Karimunjawa Island, Indonesia is getting its power from a new stand-alone photovoltaic power package developed by the Panasonic Corporation. Panasonic installed the “Power Supply Container” at the National Elementary School Karimunjawa 01 in Karimunjawa Island, Jepara District, Central Jawa Provice, Indonesia. Karimunjawa is an area where diesel generators are the only means to get electricity at night. During the daytime, the generators are stop...

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$50 million A.D.B. loan to develop Indonesia’s geothermal potential

The Asian Development Bank will provide Indonesia a loan of up to $50 million to support its geothermal exploration. The loan, supported by the Clean Technology Fund, is to share risks with the private sector during the project development and exploration phase of the RantauDedap geothermal project that will be located in South Sumatra. “This innovative loan demonstrates the depth of A.D.B. support for deploying clean energy technologies that can significantly dis...

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The Bioplastics industry in Korea – Where to next?

The global bioplastics market is booming – total production capacity is set to grow 400% by 2017, and the European Commission has designatedbioplastics as a lead market. The Korean bio-industry is also growing, with production valued at 7.12 trillion won (around US$6.9 billion) in 2012, and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announcing in April 2014 that around 215 billion won (over US$200 million) will be invested into the bio-chemicals industry over the...

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Ascent Solar announces milestone agreement for their J.V. in China

Thin-film solar module manufacturer Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. has announced the achievement of a significant milestone for their joint venture in Jiangsu Province, China. In December of 2013, Ascent signed a definitive agreement with the government of the Municipal City of Suqian to develop solar projects in the area. Under the agreement, Suqian will build a facility to manufacture Ascent’s proprietary cooper...

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Nepal gets first wind-solar hybrid system

The Asian Development Bank has handed over the country’s very first wind-solar hybrid energy system pilot project to Nepal. A.D.B. handed over the wind-solar hybrid system – which was installed inDhaubadi village, in the district of Nawalparasi, back in December 2011 –to the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre of Nepal’s Ministry of Environment. “The project is now providing electricity services to 46 rural...

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A.D.B. approves $400 million loan to help resolve Pakistan’s energy crisis

The Asian Development Bank has approved a $400 million loan that will support the Pakistan government’s efforts to address its energy crisis through reliable and sustainable energy. “The loan is part of an assistance program which will underwrite reforms needed to make the energy sector affordable, reliable, sustainable and secure,” said A.D.B.’s Central and West Asia Department Director-General...

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RusHydro to design one of the largest hydroelectric plants in Asia

Russian hydroelectricity company RusHydro will be participating in the design of a 3.8 gigawatt hydroelectric project in India – the largest in the country and one of the largest in Asia. RusHydro has signed a contract with NEEPCO (India) to design the second phase of the Upper Siang hydropower project. The second phase will add 3,750 megawatts to the Upper Siang project which, when completed, will...

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NEDO reduces coal use of cement plant in Malaysia

Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, or NEDO, along with the Malaysian government, has completed the installation of equipment to utilize biomass for fuel in a cement plant. Under a joint project of the Japanese and Malaysian governments, a cement plant in Bahau, Malaysia, was installed with equipment which uses waste tires and empty fruit bunches gene...

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Increasing renewable energy supply in China more economical then continued reliance on coal – WWF

China can transition to 80 percent renewable electric power system by 2050 at a cost that is less than continuing to rely on coal. This is the finding of a new report prepared by the Energy Transition Research Institute for the Worldwide Fund for Nature. The China’s Future Generation report examines China’s future electricity supply and demand on an hour-by-hour basis through 2050...

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USAID funded project uses sun, wind and biomass for clean energy in Palawan

A new renewable energy project is using the power of the sun, wind and biomass to provide a clean and reliable source of energy for a community on the island of Palawan in the Philippines. A 25.5 kilowatt hybrid renewable energy power system composed of a biomass gasifier, solar photovoltaic system and wind turbine, has been developed in Roxas, Palawan with the support of the United States Agency for...

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