China’s Ambition In Becoming World’s Leading Solar Energy Producer.
Oct06

China’s Ambition In Becoming World’s Leading Solar Energy Producer.

China wants to become the world’s leading producer of solar energy and is investing massively in solar panels that now cover huge swathes of desert. The nation is the biggest market for solar energy in the world and home to most of the largest panel manufacturers. The Gao Tai solar park will cover 319 square kilometers when completed – that’s three times the size of Paris, or 80 000 solar panels per square kilometer. “This...

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China Promotes Solar Energy in Cameroon.
Sep09

China Promotes Solar Energy in Cameroon.

The Mvomeka’a solar plant in Cameroon’s South Region, the result of cooperation between China and Yaounde is operational following its inauguration by Basile Atangana Kouna, Minister of Water and the Energy (MINEE). The infrastructure which also has dozens of solar panels costing CFA 453 million. It has a capacity of 72 kW, expandable to 800 KW. Its commissioning should allow local residents not to experience the prickly problem...

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JinkoSolar To Get $150 Million Credit Suisse-Led Project Funding.
Jul20

JinkoSolar To Get $150 Million Credit Suisse-Led Project Funding.

JinkoSolar Holding Co., a Chinese solar panel manufacturer, is borrowing $150 million from lenders led by Credit Suisse AG-led to build power plants in China. The 18 month senior secured loan will help Jinko expand its portfolio of solar farms in China to 1.4 GW, the Shanghai-based company said in a statement. As part of the deal, the lenders will be granted warrants representing no more than 2 percent of the equity for the...

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Power Firms in Hong Kong Have Negative View of Renewable Energy.
Jul17

Power Firms in Hong Kong Have Negative View of Renewable Energy.

The “Public Consultation on the Future Development of the Electricity Market” ended on June 30. The two power companies and government have created a negative campaign towards renewable energy. Stating that renewable energy is unaffordable and people lack the “willingness to pay”, they have misled the public into believing that Hong Kong cannot further invest on this “unaffordable” technology....

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Sinohydro inks 300-MW Wind, PV Deal in China’s Inner Mongolia.
Jun30

Sinohydro inks 300-MW Wind, PV Deal in China’s Inner Mongolia.

Two units of Chinese firm Sinohydro Corp Ltd were chosen to develop 300 MW of combined wind and photovoltaic (PV) capacity in Inner Mongolia autonomous region under a deal with a local government. Sinohydro Renewable Energy Co Ltd and Sinohydro Engineering Bureau No 4 inked an investment and development cooperation agreement with the government of Plain and Bordered White Banner on June 25 to build the power plants there. Also as part...

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More Credits For China’s Investment in Clean Electricity.
Jun23

More Credits For China’s Investment in Clean Electricity.

The head of the International Energy Agency says China should be given more credit for its investment in clean electricity. Maria van der Hoeven says most people think that China is frantically building coal-fired power stations. China is spending as much as the US and Europe put together on clean power. Coal-fired power stations are state of the art – and should be copied in other developing countries, she said. Maria van der...

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