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JinkoSolar, China Three Gorges New Energy Corp. team up for solar in western China

Around 600 megawatts of solar panels are to be installed during the next three years in western China. JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. has entered a strategic cooperation agreement with China Three Gorges New Energy Corp. to deliver high-efficiency panels to the clean energy project developer from 2013 to 2015. China Three Gorges New Energy Corp. is a state-owned enterprise specializing in developing and operating...

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Fuel-cell production plant begins operations in Yokohama

A ready-to-scale production plant for fuel-cell systems has opened its doors in Yokohama, Japan. SMILE FC System Corporation, a joint venture between British fuel cell power systems firm Intelligent Energy and Japanese vehicle manufacturer Suzuki Motor Corporation, will be using semi-automated production technology developed by Intelligent Energy to supply fuel cell stacks for Suzuki vehicles. “Fuel cell systems provide...

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Indian, French firms inked deal to put up floating solar P.V. plant in eastern India

An Indian and French partnership will make way for new solar power projects in the eastern part of India to help address the combined land, energy and water issues in the region. Klystron Electronics Pvt. Ltd. from Kolkata and Ciel et Terre from France signed a memorandum of agreement to build floating solar photovoltaic plants using the latter’s “hydrelio” technology. The collaboration was facilitated by the European Business...

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A.D.B. allots $102 million for the Philippines’ solar and hydro

The Asian Development Bank has provided $102 million for the Philippines to boost its renewable energy sector. The funding is especially allocated for solar and hydropower projects, reported Inquirer.net. In a statement, Sohail Hasnie, principal energy specialist at the A.D.B., said $100 million in loans is available for solar rooftop projects while $2 million in funds is being used to jumpstart micro-hydropower...

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Western Thailand to see 31.5 megawatts of solar power by May

Three new solar power plants are set to rise in western Thailand this year following the signing of a new 31.5-megawatt solar deal between Conergy and Siam Solar Energy 1 Co., Ltd. The German solar company will act as general contractor, supplier and installer for the three 10.5-megawatt solar power plants in the provinces of Suphanburi and Kanchanaburi, around 130 kilometers from the Thai capital of Bangkok. Construction is...

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Philippines: Unlocking the potential for green jobs

In our world today, renewable energy is not just a means of complying with environmental standards; it is also the key to unlock economic growth. A massive up take of renewables addresses climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while also increasing energy security and generating more jobs – “green” jobs. According to the Worldwatch Institute, “renewables tends to be a more labor-intensive energy source than the...

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Dissecting China’s renewable energy sector

When it comes to massive renewable energy adoption, China is an icon of promise. Being the world’s largest energy producer and consumer, the Asian country is now realizing that coal will no longer serve its economic development. Hence, renewable energy is a necessity for the nation’s inclusive growth and energy security, suggested a report by Solidiance, an Asia-Pacific marketing strategy firm. Renewable energy take up across the country is driven...

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China Sunergy enters Malaysian market with modules for rooftop project

China Sunergy has signed a solar module contract with the Malaysian engineering, procurement and construction company Pekat Teknologi Sdn Bnd for solar modules that are to be used in rooftop installations in Kuala Lumpur. According to Wee Chek Aik, executive director of Pekat Teknologi Sdn Bhd, the 343 kilowatts worth of solar modules will be installed by an unspecified real estate developer. “The modules...

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Juwi plans solar projects for Japan, Thailand and India

German renewable energy company Juwi Group is increasing their business in the Asian market with the announcement of solar power ventures in Japan, Thailand and India. The company is forming a new international joint venture with Shizen Energy Inc., to put up renewable energy projects in Japan. The new company, Juwi Shizen Energy, will be headquartered in Tokyo. It aims to develop around 1 gigawatt of renewable energy capacity in...

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Indonesia to make green cars tax-free

Indonesia is set to make green cars “tax free,” in a move to boost widespread adoption and deployment of these vehicles across the country. According to a Jakarta Post report, the Finance Ministry is about to issue tax incentives for green cars manufacturers with the unanimous support of the House of Representatives. “There’s no reason to reject this idea,” said Emir Moeis, chairman of House Commission XI overseeing finance,...

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