Indonesia: UAE for Cheaper Renewable Energy

United Arab Emirates is the country Indonesia is looking to try to push down its feed-in-tariff for renewable energy, which many deem too high in the archipelagic country. “Indonesia should also be able to reduce the high prices in the sector in order to encourage further development, especially in remote regions,” Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan said. “Many of my friends who work in the renewable energy...

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Japan: The Rise of Solar Energy

If you thought that Japan was already left behind on the race for green and clean energy, then you’re wrong. According to the new data collected by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan’s solar photovoltaics (PV) rose dramatically from 2.7% in 2015 to a whopping 4.3% in 2016. Solar’s contribution to Japan’s energy mix soared during the second half of 2016, when solar PV accounted for more than 5% of all...

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India: Solar Capacity To Double This Year

With a total of 9 GW of solar capacity last December, we can’t deny that India is doing great in the battle for cleaner and greener world. This 2017, India’s solar capacity is set to double as large projects are commissioned, with 14.2 GW of solar projects currently under development and tenders for approximately 6.3 GW are yet to be auctioned. The renewable energy-focused consultancy, Bridge to India, expects that the country’s...

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South Korea’s Growing Solar Power Industry

Due to growing demands of two biggest solar players in the world, China and U.S., many experts in solar industry predict that this year’s solar power installations will surpass the previous years. However, there have been some mixed results in the domestic PV industry. Basic materials manufacturing companies failed to benefit from the boom because of the decrease in polysilicon prices, while solar cells and modules production and...

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China: Huge Solar Plant at Chernobyl

There will be a huge solar plant to be built in Chernobyl as two Chinese companies are trying to make the best of a bad situation and have started work on a giant solar plant in the abandoned area. The chairman of GCL System Integration Technology (GCL-SI), one of the firms tasked with the project said “there will be remarkable social benefits and economic ones as we try to renovate the once damaged area with green and renewable...

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