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estimated to have installed over 8GW in 2014,
says RTS PV
Jan 13, 2014 - Andy Colthorpe - pv-tech.org
Japan is thought to have installed over 8GW of new photovoltaic (PV) generation
capacity during 2014, according to analysis and research firm RTS PV.
- Japan Installs
11 GW of Renewable Energy in Two Years
Sep 29, 2014 - Chisaki Watanabe - renewableenergyworld.com
Tokyo -- Japan has added 11,090 megawatts
of clean energy capacity since July 2012,
when it began an incentive program to encourage
investment in renewables, according to the
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
50MW Israel project could send power to Jordan
Sep 8, 2014 - John Parnell - pv-tech.org
The Eilat Eilot Renewable Energy Initiative (EEREI) has opened the tendering
process for a 50MW PV project in Israel that could also rovide power to neighbouring
Lessons Pakistan’s Off-Grid Solar Market
Can Teach the World
Jun 20, 2014 - Justin Guay and Vrinda Manglik - greentechmedia.com
When it comes to the off-grid solar market,
the South Asian countries you normally hear
about are India and Bangladesh. One is home
to the largest potential market in the world,
the other is home to the world's most successful
and booming market to date.
- SUSTAINABLE ENERGY HUB FOR ASIA LAUNCHED
18, 2014 - TERESA CEROJANO - bigstory.ap.org
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Asian
Development Bank and two U.N. agencies launched
a hub Wednesday to mobilize investments and
innovation to bring clean energy to the Asia
Pacific region, where more than 600 million
people lack electricity and 1.8 billion use
firewood and charcoal at home.
connects Philippines’first utility-scale
May 15, 2014 - renewableenergyfocus.com
22 MW solar plant will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 13,000 local homes per year.
Green Jobs Are Booming in Bangladesh
May 14, 2014 - Todd Woody - theatlantic.com
Bangladesh is known for its apparel manufacturing industry—and for the
conditions faced by garment workers toiling in Dickensian factories for a dollar
a day. But according to a report released Sunday, the South Asian nation has
become a top hot spot for renewable energy jobs, creating a green workforce as
large as Spain’s in 2013.
- Climate Change, Asia and Renewable Energy Infrastructure Investment
May 14, 2014 - Steward Taggart, Grenatec - renewableenergyworld.com
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
warns the world must triple its use of renewable
energy AND develop nuclear power to avoid the
worst ravages of climate change. OK. But what’s
the optimal percentage of each to develop?
Is the New Solar Capital of Japan
1, 2014 - Junko Movellan - renewableenergyworld.com
San Diego, Calif. — While not the warmest
or sunniest part of Japan, Hokkaido will
become the largest “mega-solar” market
in Japan according to the latest data
published by the nation's Ministry of
Energy, Trade and Industry (METI).
Japan's largest PV plant powers up
Apr 23, 2014 - Ben Willis - pv-tech.org
Commercial operations have begun on Japan’s
largest utility-scale PV plant to date.
- Hydroelectric Projects, Dams Could Be Win-Win for Pakistan
Apr 9, 2014 - Michael Harris, Online Editor - HydroWorld.com
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan's hydroelectric power operators could be significantly vulnerable to climate change given the country's significant lack of water storage capacity, according to a report published by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
- Renewable Energy Powers Rural Nepal Into the Future
Mar 12, 2014 - Mamata Pokharel, the World Bank - renewableenergyworld.com
Reaching Darbang in Myagdi district is an ordeal.
The rough roads leading from the district capital
of Beni are impassable during the rains, requiring
you to wade through rivers and perform balancing
acts across landslides to get there. So itâ€™s
surprising that once you reach there, what greets
you is not a sleepy rural village, but a bustling
center of economic activity.
- Vietnam sets development of renewable energy top priority: experts
Feb 17, 2014 - Xinhua - china.org.cn
Vietnam considers the development of renewable energy a top priority in its national climate change strategy as the country's energy demands increase, according to experts from the National Energy Institute of Vietnam.
- Nearly 50 pct of Cambodian households have access to electricity as of 2013
Feb 10, 2014 - Xinhua - china.org.cn
The electricity supply in Cambodia has covered about 2.26 million houses or nearly 50 percent of the whole population as of last year, Ty Norin, chairman of the Electricity Authority of Cambodia, said Monday.
- Vietnam inaugurates SEA's longest undersea cable system
Feb 6, 2014 - shanghaidaily.com
HO CHI MINH CITY, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- The 110-KV Ha Tien-Phu Quoc undersea cable system was inaugurated on Thursday, which connects the island in southern Kien Giang province to the national electricity grid, local media reported.
- Lockheed Martin, Victorian Wave Partners collaborate on massive tidal wave energy project
Feb 18, 2014 - renewableenergyfocus.com
62.5 MW peak power wave energy generation project, to be built off the coast of Victoria, Australia, will utilise the PowerBuoy® wave energy converter technology from Ocean Power Technologies.
- First cross-border power interconnection between Bangladesh, India gets completed
Feb 13, 2014 - asian-power.com
According to a release, in March 2011 the Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd. (PGCB) awarded Siemens the contract to connect the power supply networks between Bangladesh and India with a state-of-the-art 500 megawatt (MW) back-to-back high-voltage direct current (HVDC) system.
- Storage system powered by used Nissan batteries installed at Japanese solar farm
Feb 7, 2014 - Andy Colthorpe - pv-tech.org
A large-scale storage system made by reusing electric vehicle batteries has been developed and deployed at a 10MW solar farm in south western Japan by Sumitomo Corporation.
- IN DEPTH: Asian grid gains backers
Jan 28, 2014 - Brian Publicover - rechargenews.com
Political and business leaders this week backed plans by Japanese telecoms magnate Masayoshi Son to connect the countries of Northeast Asia via a regional electricity grid.
- Renewable energy to fill Galapagos electricity demand
Jan 8, 2014 - japantimes.co.jp
PUERTO AYORA, ECUADOR - Japan and South Korea are helping Ecuador meet the electricity needs of the countryâ€™s nature-rich Galapagos Islands with power to be generated from renewable energy sources.
- Israel's Knesset aims to be greenest in the world
Jan 1, 2014 - Jonathan Lis - haaretz.com
Unprecedented 2 million dollar plan to minimize compound's ecological footprint includes a solar panel field to generate its own electricity; expected to save an average of $430,000 per year.
- Feature: Power theft triggers frequent blackout in Nepal
Dec 4, 2013 - English.news.cn
KATHMANDU, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Nearly 17 million people, or 60 percent of Nepal's
total population, live without electricity.
- India and Bangladesh sign pact for renewables cooperation
Nov 29, 2013 - Lucy Woods - www.pv-tech.org
India and Bangladesh have announced a cooperative effort on renewable energy as part of continuing work on inter-country relations.
- Tasmania aims for 100 pc renewable energy use in seven years
Nov 26, 2013 - Lucy Shannon - abc.net.au
The Tasmanian Government has released a climate change strategy aimed at 100 percent renewable power usage by 2020.
- Japan hits 3.9GW of PV installations since FiT introduction
Nov 19, 2013 - Andy Colthorpe - pv-tech.org
The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has announced that around 3.9GW of solar power generation capacity has been installed in Japan since July 2012, when the country introduced feed-in tariffs (FiTs) for renewable energy.
- Japan's Solar Market Surge Blows Away Earlier Forecasts
Nov 7, 2013 - Herman K. Trabish - greentechmedia.com
The newly projected 350 percent growth of Japan's solar market from 2012 to 2013 dwarfs estimates made earlier this year.
- KYOCERA Starts Operation of 70MW Solar Power Plant, the Largest in Japan
5, 2013 - Yahoo.com
KYOTO, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kyocera Corporation (KYO)(TOKYO:6971)
today announced the launch of a 70 megawatt (MW) solar power plant
in Kagoshima Prefecture, southern Japan. The Kagoshima Nanatsujima
Mega Solar Power Plant went online on November 1 and is being operated
by a special purpose company established by Kyocera and six other
companies to sell the electricity to a local utility under Japan’s
feed-in-tariff (FIT) program. An inauguration ceremony was held on
November 4, with the attendance of company representatives and local
governments to commemorate the launch of the country’s largest
utility-scale solar power plant*.
- Solar turns tide against fossil fuels in Southeast Asia
Oct, 2013 - solarbusinessfocus.com
Led by Thailand, Southeast Asia has become a key solar region. With regulation improving and the cost of financing decreasing, Edward Douglas says solar power will continue to grow and become a significant energy provider over the coming decade
- Kuwait’s first solar park to be built for US$3.27 billion
Sep 23, 2013 - Andy Colthorpe - pv-tech.org
A contract has been signed for the first solar power plant to be built in the Gulf state of Kuwait, a 280MW solar thermal power plant in Al-Abdaliya.
- Saudi Arabia, Egypt sign 1.59-bln-USD MoU on electrical grid project
Jun 6, 2013 - English.news.cn - xinhuanet.com
Saudi Arabia and Egypt signed Saturday a 1.59-billion-U.S. dollar Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) on electrical interconnection and exchange of electric power between the two countries, according to Saudi Press Agency.
- Armenia Prepares Renewable Roadmap Amid Energy Crisis
Jul 3, 2013 - Areg Gharabegian, International Correspondent - renewableenergyworld.com
Armenia does not have fossil fuel or coal reserves â€” it is entirely dependent on imported fuel for transportation, electricity generation, and heat production. Armenia has overcome the energy crisis of the 90â€™s and has built a viable energy system. However, compared to the year 1988, which was the peak of economic output of the Republic of Armenia, energy consumption lags far behind.
- Vietnam expands rural electricity
Published: Feb 9, 2013 - Upi.com
HANOI, Vietnam, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Ninety-six percent of all homes in Vietnam now have electricity, government officials said, noting the country is turning away from coal to renewable energy.
- Electricity Council meeting at Arab League
May 1, 2013 - Lamia Nabil - dailynewsegypt.com
The Arab Ministerial Council for Electricityâ€™s 10th Annual Session was held, Tuesday, at the Headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo.
- Nepal turns to renewable energy
Apr 5, 2013 - KATHMANDU, IRINNEWS.ORG
Nepal’s recently adopted policy of subsidizing renewable energy is the latest of many attempts to electrify long-deprived areas, but much more is needed, say experts
- Japan green-lights 400MW island PV project
Apr 3, 2013 - Julia Chan - pv-tech.org
Plans for a 400MW PV project on a remote Japanese island have been approved, according to various media reports.
- Report: Japan to be 2013 largest global market
By Nilima Choudhury - Jun 5, 2013 - www.pv-tech.org
Japan is set to overtake China and Germany with installations to reach between 6.9GW and 9.4GW this year.
- Saudi Arabia Starts Survey Assessing Renewable Energy Potential
Jul 02, 2013 - Wael Mahdi, Bloomberg - renewableenergyworld.co
Saudi Arabia started a program to assess its potential for generating renewable energy, part of an effort to lure $109 billion for building a solar industry that will free up more of its crude oil for export.
- Azerbaijan Aims to Boost Output of Renewable Energy
Aug 01, 2013 - Vladislav Vorotnikov, International Correspondent - renewableenergyworld.com
By 2020 the Azerbaijan government plans to increase its share of renewable energy sources to 9.7 percent of its total energy consumption, which is three times higher than today's rates. This goal is part of its recently approved plan â€śNational Strategy for the Development of Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources in 2012-2020.â€ť
- Kuwait drafting renewable energy plan for 2030
Apr 2, 2013 - By Bea Gonzalez - PV-insider.com
The Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) has confirmed that a strategy to utilise renewables is underway, with solar on the agenda.
- Solar power taking off in a big way across Japan
May 06, 2013 - TORU NAKAGAWA - The Asahi Shimbun
One-third of all prefectural governments in Japan are either planning or building mega-solar power plants, each capable of generating more than 1,000 kilowatts (equal to 1 megawatt) of electricity.
- World's longest UHV power line operational in China
Dec 12, 2012 - Xinhua - peopledaily.com
The State Grid Corp. of China (SGCC), the country's biggest power supplier, said China is setting records by putting an ultra-high voltage (UHV) oiwer transmission line into commercial operation on Wednesday.
- Mega solar power plants may be excessively concentrated in Hokkaido.
Dec 7,2012 - thefreelibrary.com
TOKYO, Dec. 7 Kyodo
Japan has seen a rapid increase in solar power generation
facilities since the introduction five months ago of incentives to invest
in clean energy,
but the northernmost prefecture Hokkaido faces an excess of massive-scale
solar plants, industry minister Yukio Edano said Friday.
- Kyocera's 70MW PV power plant to cost US$345 million
Jul 31, 2012 - Mark Osborne - pv-tech.org
Japan's largest single utility-scale solar power plant,
using 290,000Â multicrystalline solar modules supplied by Kyocera is expected to cost in the region of US$345 million or approximately ¥27
billion when complet by autumn 2013. With project finance now in place, construction
of the plant in Kagoshima City, on land owned by IHI Corporation, will start
in September. The plant was initially announced in April 2012.
- Renewable energy can solve Afghanistan's power scarcity problem - study
Jul 19, 2012 - ecoseed.org
Renewable energy will help in Afghanistan's energy scarcity problem according to a study by a researcher from Kansas State University.
- JBIC extends credit line for ICICI Bank of India
Jul 4, 2012 - Anne Zimmermann - pv-tech.org
The Japanese Bank for International Cooporation (JBIC) has signed a general agreement with ICICI Bank (Bank of India) for an export credit line of up to US$30 million to fund a variety of renewable energy projects, it has been announced. Other private Japanese institutions will also co-finance the loan, adding another US$50 million to the credit line, making the credit a total of US$80 million.
- Japan publishes strategic energy road map
Jul 3, 2012 - Nilima Choudhury - pv-tech.org
Japan has published its latest strategic energy plan, originally formulated in 2003 and reviewed every three years by conference bodies as well as various opinion polls. The latest revision includes a road map of energy-based economic growth and reformation of the energy infrastructure. The strategy is to ensure growth and encourage multi-faceted international trade by taking into account the social cost and price differences between nuclear, thermal and renewable energy generation.
- First the iPhone. Now Renewables.
Jun 19, 2012 - Mitsuru Obe - wsj.com
TOKYO—When Masayoshi Son heard about the nuclear meltdowns in Fukushima last year, he had a mini meltdown of his own.
- Japan approves renewable subsidies in shift from nuclear power
Jun 18, 2012 - Yuko Inoue and Leonora Walet - reuters.com
Japan approved on Monday incentives for renewable energy that could unleash billions of dollars in clean-energy investment and help the world's third-biggest economy shift away from a reliance on nuclear power after the Fukushima disaster.
- Suntech proposes 100MW of solar projects in Pakistan
Jun 7, 2012 - Nilima Choudhury - pv-tech.org
Pakistan’s slow economic growth and energy shortage could be coming to an end if proposals from Suntech to establish 100MW in the country are realized. Speaking at a meeting attended by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, Minister for Water and Power, Naveed Qamar, secretaries of the ministries of EAD, Water and Power, chairman NEPRA, CEO AEDB, Pakistan’s ambassador to China and senior officials of relevant ministries, Dr Shi Zhengrong, chairman of Suntech, announced plans for the phased installation of plants with a generating capacity of 20MW each.
- India, Pakistan keen to open up borders for trade
Mar 21, 2012 - thehindu.com
Joint Working Groups on electricity, petroleum and banking scheduled to meet this month.
- Asia Report: After Quake Japan Pushes for Asia Supergrid
March 12, 2012 - Renewable Energy World Editors -
New Hampshire, USA -- Japan this week marks the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that has since forced it to re-evaluate its nuclear strategy. In doing so, it also unveiled a plan that could have big implications for renewable energy across the continent.
- Landmark power line ends Tibet plateau's blackouts
Mar 8, 2012 - news.xinhuanet.com
Residents on China's Qinghai-Tibet Plateau have bid farewell to winter blackouts, once a common occurrence in Tibet, thanks to a new power line.
- Bangladesh to buy 500 MW of electricity from India
Mar 7, 2012 - in.reuters.com
Bangladesh has signed a deal to buy 250 megawatts of electricity from India to partly ease power shortages, as Dhaka slowly moves away from producing power using costly imported fuel, a senior official said on Tuesday.
- Desertec Ambitions Turn to Asia, Australia
Mar 7, 2012 - Sonal Patel - powermag.com
The ambitious Desertec project - a $9 billion initiative to develop, harness, and transmit 2,000 MW of renewable power from North Africa and the Middle East to Europe by 2050 - has been trumped by a vaster concept that spans Asia and Australia (Figure 8).
- South Asian countries to work on power links
Nov 28, 2011 - dailytimes.com.pk
Bangladeshâ€™s PM Sheikh Hasina says SAARC members committed to solve electricity shortages. Dhaka says framework will be finalised by October this year.
- Bangladesh and India shaping South Asia Power Grid
Nov 17, 2011 - steelguru.com
bdnews24.com reported that Bangladesh and India are working together to draw the contours of the proposed South Asia Power Grid, even as the two countries are set to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the energy sector during Indian prime minister Mr Manmohan Singh's visit to Bangladesh on Sep 6 to 7.
- Security group stumbles forward
Nov. 11, 2011 - Robert M Cutler - atimes.com
MONTREAL - The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in St Petersburg this week concluded with only a little progress in advancing a key infrastructure development project for Afghanistan - a US$2 billion electricity transmission project - and even less on expanding the group through the upgrading of four observer states to full membership.
- To Build a Better Grid
Nov 4, 2011 - Mark McDonald - nytimes.com
JEJU, SOUTH KOREA — Lim Ki-choo has lived most of his life in a modest stucco house on Jeju, this pleasant freckle of an island off the southern tip of South Korea. He was a village leader in days gone by, and before that he ran a bank for local fishermen. All of which suggests that Mr. Lim, 84, has a certain standing here. Yet, he says, he’ll be damned if he can figure out how to work the controller the electric company gave him that runs all the new gizmos in his house.
- Tajikistan to Export Electricity to Afghanistan
Nov 3, 2011 - Charles Kennedy - oilprice.com
According to Tajik first deputy minister of energy and industry Pulod Muhiddinov, next month Tajikistan will begin exporting electricity to Afghanistan via the Sangtuda-Pol-e Khomri 220-kilovolt electricity transmission line.
- Son launches Japan renewables push with Asia 'supergrid' call
Oct 5, 2011 - rechargenews.com
Launching the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation (JREF), Masayoshi Son, Softbankâ€™s founder and chief executive, claimed the country could shift 60% of its power production to renewables over the next two decades with the help of a ÂĄ2 trillion national onshore and offshore transmission network.
- Mitsui to build huge solar power plants in disaster areas
Sept. 30, 2011 - yomiuri.co.jp
Trading company giant Mitsui & Co. plans to build huge solar power plants in the Tohoku region to help the region recover from the March 11 disaster by easing its power shortages, it was learned Wednesday.
- Indonesia to boost renewable energy supply
Sept. 28, 2011 - navigat.com
JAKARTA, (Xinhua) -- Indonesia has made a master plan for development of renewable energy resources as the country seeks to gradually reduce reliance on fossil fuels, an official said on Wednesday.
- India Expects $6.5 billion to be Invested in Renewable Energy
Sep 27, 2011 - Rakesh Sharma - wsj.com
NEW DELHI -- India expects investments of 300 billion rupees ($6.5 billion) in renewable energy projects in the current financial year, the minister for renewable energy said Friday.
- Pakistan Offers Renewable-Energy Incentives to Tackle Shortages
Sep 27, 2011 - Haris Anwar - bloomberg.com
Pakistan will announce its first tariff policy for clean-energy producers next month, offering premium payment rates as it seeks to attract investors to help overcome power shortfalls.
- Mitsui, Toshiba join forces to build 50MW PV plant in Japan
Sep 21, 2011 - Chris Whitmore - pv-tech.org
Mitsui and Toshiba are joining forces to build Japanâ€™s largest PV system, according to financial newspaper Nikkei. With a capacity of 50MW, the plant will be considerably bigger than any other in Japan and cover 800,000m2 of Mitsui-owned land in the Aichi Prefecture.
- Japan's renewables bill clears first hurdle in parliament
Sept. 20, 2011 - Chris Whitmore - pv-tech.org
The lower house of Japan's parliament has passed a new green bill aimed at promoting investment in solar and other renewable energy sources and weaning the country off nuclear power.
- Bosch to build â‚¬520 million integrated solar module manufacturing plant in Malaysia
Sept. 20, 2011 - Mark Osborne - pv-tech.org
Cited as one of its largest single investments in manufacturing facilities in the long history of the company, Bosch is planning to invest over â‚¬520 million in a new fully-integrated solar module manufacturing plant in Batu Kawan, Penang, Malaysia. Construction is expected to start by the end of 2011 with production scheduled to have begun by the end of 2013. When fully ramped in 2014, capacity is expected to reach a combined 640MW. The company noted that it still expects sales to pass the â‚¬1 billion level this year.
- ADB plans to lend $1.5b to ratchet up connectivity, energy co-op in S Asia
Sep 12, 2011 - Nazmul Ahsan - thefinancialexpress-bd.com
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is planning to lend $1.5 billion to improve cross-border connectivity and increase energy cooperation among five South Asian countries -- Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan over a period of three years (2012-2014).
- Solar power boost to National Grid
Sep 12, 2011 - Chamikara Weerasinghe - dailynews.lk
Power and Energy Minister Champika Ranawaka yesterday said they have arranged to introduce the first main grid connected solar power plant in the Hambantota District.
- South Korea's green energy exports top $4.5 bln in 2010
Sep 8, 2011 - yonhapnews.co.kr
SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's clean, renewable energy sector has grown significantly over the last three years with both its sales and exports jumping roughly seven fold, the government said Monday.
- Bangledesh (BERC) urged to build inter-country energy cooperation
Sep 8, 2011 - thefinancialexpress-bd.com
Prime Minister's Energy Adviser Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury Monday urged the country's energy regulator to build inter-country cooperation with the regulators of the neighbours.
- Solarbuzz report expects Asia-Pacific PV markets to account for 25% of global demand by 2015
Sep 8, 2011 - Syanne Olson - pv-tech.org
In the new "Asia Pacific Major PV Markets" published by Solarbuzz, the expectation has been set for the Asia-Pacific solar markets to experience significant growth over the next four years. According to Solarbuzz, this market segment is anticipated to make up 25% of global PV demand by 2015, compared to the 11% it represented in 2010. The top five markets, China, Japan, India Australia and South Korea, will more than likely account for 3.3GW of demand in 2011 alone, with China and Japan leading the region. Growth, in terms of customer segments is anticipated to be guided by utilities, which Solarbuzz speculates will become the largest customer segment as the Asia-Pacific markets leave the prevailing residential installation model.
- South Asia’s energy quest could reshape region
Jul 14, 2011 - Rama Lakshmi - washingtonpost.com
New Delhi — India and its Himalayan neighbor Nepal are set to build a massive power transmission line across their border, a step toward addressing rising energy needs in a region that analysts say has been held back economically by political distrust.
- Coming Clean about Nuclear Power
Jun 29, 2011 - scientificamerican.com
Regulators and industry have one precious moment to recapture the public's trust
- Japanese Billionaire Touted to Kick-Start Solar Power Plants In Tsunami-Hit Areas
Jun 22, 2011 - Mark Osborne - pv-tech.org
Japan's richest man, Masayoshi Son, the CEO of Japanese telecom company, Softbank, wants to kick-start large solar power plants in tsunami-hit areas of eastern Japan, according to reports. Said to be an advocate of shifting Japan away from nuclear energy towards greater dependence on renewable forms of energy, Son wants to provide approximately 10% of the funding for 10 projects, supported by local governments and banks.
- Asia Wind Market Takes Flight
Jun 15, 2011 - Stephanie Aldock - renewableenergyworld.com
London, UK-- The Asia-Pacific region currently leads the global market in annual wind capacity installations and will account for at least 45 percent of total megawatts added globally through to 2025. In recent years, exponential growth in regional wind power demand, coupled with improving state and local incentives, has encouraged local original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to scale up their sales strategies.
- Mongolia allows import of electricity from China
Jun 10, 2011 - Xinhua - energycentral.com
The Mongolian government has permitted the company that invests in Mongolia's Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mining project to build an electricity line to import electricity from China, local media reported Wednesday.
- Japan contemplates making solar compulsory on all new builds
June 8, 2011 - Chris Whitmore - pv-tech.org
The Japanese Government is contemplating making it compulsory for all new buildings to be fitted with solar panels by 2030, according to financial newspaper Nikkei. The proposed legislation illustrates Japan’s desire to promote the use of renewable energy and is expected to be unveiled at the upcoming G8 summit in Deauville, France.
- After quake, Japan ends bid to boost nuclear power
June 4, 2011 - Mari Yamaguchi - Associated Press - sfgate.com
Japan will scrap a plan to obtain half of its electricity from nuclear power and will instead promote renewable energy and conservation as a result of its ongoing nuclear crisis, the prime minister said Tuesday.
- Q-Cells enters Japanese residential solar market
May 21, 2011 - Chris Whitmore - pv-tech.org
Q-Cells is set to become the first German firm to enter into the Japanese solar residential sector and is establishing a sales network of selected local installers, Q-Cells Meister Club (QMC), to help smooth its market entry.
- Malaysia Adopts Sophisticated System of Feed-in Tariffs
May 15, 2011 - Paul Gipe - wind-works.org
Joining several other Asian countries, Malaysia's parliament has approved a sophisticated system of feed-in tariffs to develop its renewable energy resources.
- Tibet to become China's leading solar power base
May 15, 2011 - Xinhua - energycentral.com
Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region is poised to become the country's leading solar power generation base with 10 more photovoltaic power plants to be completed within this year.
- Goldwind: Will Wind Be China’s Next Big Export to the US?
May 11, 2011 - greentechmedia.com
The U.S. CEO of the Chinese giant says he’s building jobs here, too.
- China grids to connect 90 mln kilowatts of wind power by 2015
May 11, 2011 - energycentral.com
China's electrical grids will connect 90 million kilowatts of wind power capacity by 2015, said China's largest power grid company on Friday.
- Hanwha spends US$955 million on polysilicon plant in South Korea
May 04, 2011 - Chris Whitmore - pv-tech.org
Hanwha Chemical is planning to spend KRW1.04 trillion (US$955 million) on a new polysilicon plant to help double sales over the next five years, reports Bloomberg. When construction is completed in July 2013, the Yeosu plant will have the capacity to produce 10,000 metric tonnes of polysilicon a year.
- Indonesia puts renewable energy ahead of nuclear option
Apr 27, 2011 - energycentral.com
The Indonesian government would maximize the use of new and renewable energy, especially geothermal, hydro-energy and bio fuels, before deciding to use nuclear energy, a paper said here on Wednesday.
Feed-in Tariffs Could Do for Japan's Electricity Shortage
19, 2011 - Paul Gipe - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
What Japan Could Do if It Followed Germany's Lead on Renewable Energy
- Within one Decade Japan Could Halve its Dependence on Nuclear Power
- China adopts 5-year blueprint, aiming for fairer, greener growth
Mar 16, 2011 - energycentral.com
Chinese lawmakers overwhelmingly adopted a national plan to steer the world's second largest economy into a path of fairer and greener growth in the next five years.
- The state of Japan's power grid
Mar 16, 2011 - washingtonpost.com
Japan's electrical capacity is third in the world behind the United States
and China, but damage and precautionary shutdowns from Friday’s earthquake
and tsunami are straining its ability to meet demand. The Tokyo Electric
Power Co., which provides more than a quarter of Japan’s power, is
generating about 75 percent of its peak weekday demand.
- Indonesia to build first wind farm in West Java
Mar 12, 2011 - Asia Pulse Data Source - energycentral.com
JAKARTA, An Indonesian senior official said that a local energy firm, Viron Energy, plans to build the country 's first large-scale wind power plant in Sukabumi, West Java, this year, with a total capacity of 30 megawatts, local media reported on Tuesday.
- Taiwan Initiates Energy Transition
Mar 05, 2011 - Andrew Lee - renewableenergyworld.com
London, UK -- Taiwan is set to blaze a trail in renewables development with its major policy initiatives that are designed to at last exploit the country's extensive renewable resources.
- Chinese cities are 'worst' in terms of CO2 emission
Feb 27, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News
Chinese cities have the highest carbon emissions per capita and energy
consumption per unit of GDP in Asia, while Singapore is the region's
greenest metropolis, a study released by the German engineering company
Siemens and the Economist Intelligence Unit has showed.
- Asia leads global wind power growth
Feb 26, 2011 - renewableenergyfocus.com
Asia leads the growth in global wind power, which grew 35.8 GW in 2010 bringing
total global capacity to 194.4 GW – up 22.5% from 2009, the Global
Wind Energy Council (GWEC) says.
- India to become renewable energy powerhouse
Feb 23, 2011 - renewableenergyfocus.com
India could become a renewable energy powerhouse due to its need for alternative
energy sources, international pressure and strong Government support, according
4,300 MW of Renewables with Feed-in Tariffs
Dec 07, 2010 - Paul Gipe - Wind-Works.org
Since the introduction of its small power program in 2006, Thailand has
signed contracts to develop 4,300 MW of renewable generation. Nearly half
of the contracts--1,800 MW--are for solar energy alone.
Pan-Asian Energy Infrastructure To Solve Climate Change
Nov 03, 2010 - Global Green Grid
Imagine a Pan-Asian Energy Infrastructure stretching from China to Australia.
The system would distribute solar, geothermal, wind and wave energy. Natural
and hydro could provide 'load-balancing.' Coal-fired power would be used
- South Korea approves new rules to promote renewable energy
Oct 18, 2010 - BBC Monitoring
South Korea will soon introduce revised rules that will require most electric
power service providers here to begin replacing an increasing part of their
supplies with power generated from renewable energy sources, the government
- Thailand's Solar Lessons for the World
Oct. 12, 2010 - Renewable Energy World - David Lonardo
Thailand offers a valuable insight into how a mid-size, free-market developing country can attempt to turn its renewable energy plans into a viable market reality.
- Suzlon reaches 5 GW of wind power in India
Oct. 12, 2010 - Renewable Energy Focus
Suzlon Energy Ltd has reached 5 GW of cumulative wind power installations for over 1500 customers across 40 sites in 8 states in India.
- 12 remote villages of Ziarat electrified through solar energy
Jul 12, 2010 - Asia Pulse Data Source
International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICUN) and Pakistan Council for Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET) have collaboratively installed 12 solar energy panel systems in ten different remotely located villages of Ziarat district of Balochistan.
- Egat urges new power plant, Asean grid
Jul 12, 2010 - Yuthana Praiwan - Bangkok Post - McClatchy-Tribune
Power reserves for Thailand over the next five years may be at critical levels unless a new power plant can be built on schedule as described in the Power Development Plan, says the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand.
- ADB plans to build wind power projects in 5,000 villages nationwide
Jul 12, 2010 - Asia Pulse Data Source
The Asian Development Bank plans to put up small wind power projects in about 5,000 villages in the country.
- Troubled by power cuts, Indians go green with solar energy
Mai 3, 2010 - Xinhua
As rising mercury began scorching India this month, frequent electricity cuts are making the situation worse.
- Solar power grid to kick off in June
Apr 16, 2010 -- Asia Pulse Data Source
The first rural, solar-power grid in the central province of Quang Binh will be installed under an agreement signed earlier this week by Schneider Electric Vietnam and the province.
- Indonesia to double geothermal capacity
Mar 17, 2010 - renewableenergyfocus.com
A new climate investment fund plan will double the capacity of geothermal energy in Indonesia.
- Solar Industry Will Grow to $77 Billion in 2015
Mar 9, 2010 - luxresearchinc.com - The Associated Press
Reeling from a stormy 2009, the solar market will soon see lopsided supply and demand rush back into parity, according to a new report from Lux Research.
- Asia's first sea wind power plant completes installation in Shanghai
Feb 27, 2010 - Xinhua
Asia's first sea wind power plant completed the installation of its 34 windmills Saturday afternoon in Shanghai.
- ADB grants Laos 20 mln USD for building power transmission facilities
Feb 25, 2010 - Xinhua
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will grant 20 million U.S. dollars to Laos to help the country build power transmission facilities in the northern part, Lao newspaper the Vientiane Times reported Thursday.
- Seeds of discontent: the 'miracle' crop that has failed to deliver
Feb 15, 2010 - Cahal Milmo and Andrew Wasley - Teh Independent
A "miracle" plant, once thought to be as the answer to producing renewable biofuels on a vast scale, is driving thousands of farmers in the developing world into food poverty, a damning report concludes today.
FOR WORLD'S GREENEST CITY: SEOUL, KOREA
Feb 1, 2010 - Negawattcinsult.com
Cities account for only 2% of the world's land mass but 80% of the global greenhouse
gas emissions. Planning for climate change and new environmental initiatives
to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is key to the goal of Seoul, capital city
of the Republic of Korea, to become the world's greenest city.
biggest tidal power plant to be built in South Korea
Jan 21, 2010 -
The world's largest tidal power station will be constructed
off the coast of Inchon. GS Engineering and Construction signed a memorandum of
understanding with state-run Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) on Wednesday
and will begin construction later next year with a view to completion around 2017.
energy gains momentum: Incentives likely to be extended
Jan 18, 2010
- Energy Central
Investments in alternative energy this year are likely
to grow rapidly for this year given growing concern about climate change and the
environment, says Krairit Nilkuha, director-general of the Department of Alternative
Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE).
doe to award more renewable energy contracts next month
- AsiaPulse - Manila
More renewable energy contracts will be awarded
next month, Philippines Energy Assistant Secretary Mario Marasigan said.
accelerates purchase of surplus solar electricity at homes
2009 - The Associated Press
The government launched Sunday a new program
that enables power companies to purchase at higher rates surplus electricity produced
by solar power generation systems installed in homes, schools and hospitals.
installs over 500 solar energy electricity generations in rural areas
Jul 14, 2009 - Xinhua
More than 500 solar energy
electricity generations have been installed in Cambodia's rural areas to help
improving the living standard of poor people, local media reported on Tuesday.
Korea to Invest a Whopping $85bn on Green Technology in ‘Green New Deal’
Jul 6, 2009 - Andrew Williams - CleanTechnica.com
South Korea yesterday
announced plans to invest a staggering Won107,000bn ($85 billion) on ‘green
growth’ industries over the next five years.
Lanka to develop renewable energy
Jun 28, 2009 - Xinhua
Sri Lankan government said Sunday that it has designed a national energy plan
for the development of wind and bio mass energy resource, making the renewable
energy to meet 10 percent of the island's energy needs by the year of 2016.
set to become biggest climate change driver
Jun 16, 2009 - Teresa
Cerojano - The Associated Press
Asia's share of global greenhouse gas
emissions could rise to more than 40 percent by 2030, making it the world's main
driver of climate change, experts warned Tuesday.
Innovation, Chinese Transmission, Australian Clean Energy: The Ideal Match
May 9, 2009 - Stewart Taggart - Desertec
It's a combination that could
dramatically reshape Asia for the better.
pledges $1.3 billion green investment
Apr 23, 2009 - The
Taiwan will invest 45 billion New Taiwan dollars
($1.3 billion) to expand and upgrade the island's solar and wind energy industries
and help reduce the use of fuel, the Cabinet said Thursday.
utility PLN to build several geothermal power plants
Apr 17, 2009
-- Asia In Focus
JAKARTA - Indonesia's state-owned power utility company
PLN will build a number of geothermal power plants (PLTPs) in the second phase
of its 10,000-MW capacity development program, a PLN executive said.
Renewable Energy Plan for Asia
Apr 5, 2009 - Stewart Taggart - Desertec-Australia
Imagine an Asian electricity grid anchored by China at one end and Australia
at the other. The grid would distribute solar, geothermal, wind and wave energy.
The vision is big. So's climate change.
govt to offer 15 geothermal power projects
17, 2009 - AsiaPulse
Tenders will be held soon for development
of 15 geothermal fields expected to generate a total of 1,500 megawatt of electricity,
the Indonesian energy and mineral resources ministry said.
keen to harness power from rivers covering India, Nepal
16, 2009 - Asia Pulse Data Source
has said it favours bilateral partnership with Nepal and India to harness power
from transnational rivers that cover the three countries.
energy law comes into force
Dec 17, 2008 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional
News - Euan Paulo C. Anonuevo - The Manila Times
Philippines - The President
said the new legislation is the "first and most comprehensive renewable energy
law in Southeast Asia" that would enable the Philippines to capture a part of
the soaring investments in renewable energy development worldwide pegged at $71
billion last year.
gov't approves first renewable energy policy
Dec 03, 2008 - Xinhua
DHAKA - The Bangladesh government Wednesday approved its first renewable
energy policy, encouraging investment in this sector to generate electricity from
renewable sources to meet an ever-growing demand, private news agency UNB reported.
to have Asia's biggest solar thermal power plant
Sep 2, 2008 - Asia
Pulse Data Source
Nagpur - Asia's biggest solar thermal power plant
will be set up here to generate 10 MW electricity for the national grid.
Highlands to Become Vietnam's Largest Hydropower Centre
Aug 18, 2008
- BBC Monitoring Asia Pacific
The Central Highlands is expected to become
the country's largest hydro-power centre by 2010, as it will have hydro- power
plants of a combined capacity of 5,000 MW, equal to one third of the current capacity
of the national power grid.
initiates new scheme to tap wind energy
Aug 17, 2008 - Asia Pulse
New Delhi - Government today said it has initiated a new
scheme for wind power generation in a bid to tap the 45,000 mega watt power potential
of the non-conventional resource.
Sharp to build solar plant
Jul 3, 2008 - The Yomiuri Shimbun - The
Eco-friendly facility to be first of its kind to power
nation's homes, factories
OSAKA--Kansai Electric Power Co., the nation's second-biggest
electricity producer, and Sharp Corp., the consumer electronics giant, recently
announced plans to set up a solar power plant in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, that
will be one of the world's largest.
to make installation of solar panels mandatory
Jun 6, 2008 - Xinhua
The Bangladeshi government has decided to bring changes in the country's
existing building code to make installation of solar panels on top of high-rise
buildings mandatory, aiming to reduce dependency on conventional power.
say Asia needs Investment in Clean Energy to ease Climate Change, Oil Price Burden
Jun 3, 2008 - TERESA CEROJANO - The Associated Press
Energy experts on
Tuesday called for massive investment in clean energy in Asia, warning that delays
will hasten climate change and make the region more vulnerable to oil and coal
to help create funds for clean energy projects for Pakistan, other Asian countries
Apr 18, 2008 - Asia Pulse Data Source
The Asian Development Bank will
help establish five private sector funds targeting investments of up to $1.2 billion
(750 million euros) for clean energy projects in Asia, the bank said Thursday.
The Manila-based bank said it will provide $20 million (euro12.56 million) to
each of the five private equity funds, for total seed money of $100 million (euro63
Mitsubishi Electric plans major solar cell investment
Mar 19, 2008
- Thomson Financial
Japan's Mitsubishi Electric Corp. said Wednesday
it planned to invest 7 billion yen to boost production of solar cells as global
demand rises on high oil costs and environmental awareness.
Electric succeeds in injecting large amount of CO2 into coal beds
Jan 28, 2008 - McClatchy - Tribune Regional News - Kyodo News International, Tokyo
Kansai Electric Power Co. said Monday it has succeeded in an experiment to
inject a large amount of carbon dioxide into deep coal beds by using nitrogen
for the first time in the world.
PM to announce aid for poor nations to fight global warming
2008 - BBCMonitoring
Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda will announce a five-year
1 trillion yen package to help developing countries combat global warming when
he attends a World Economic Forum meeting in Switzerland later this month, government
sources said Thursday.
Mongolia Installs Wind Generators with 1000MW Capacity
Sep 28, 2007
Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, a pioneer of clean energy
development in China, announces that the combined installed capacity of all wind
power generator sets in the region exceeds 1000 megawatts, the biggest in the
to Expand Its Wind Power Capacity
Sep 28, 2007 - International Herald
Taiwan may spend more than 100 billion New Taiwan dollars, or
$3 billion, during the next three years to increase wind power capacity tenfold
and cut coal and gas imports. "Renewable energy can help us reduce dependence
on overseas resources," Wang Yunn-ming, the deputy director general of Taiwan's
energy bureau, said Thursday.
energy can save Southeast Asia 2 trln usd in fuel costs - Greenpeace
Aug 23, 2007 - Thomson Financial - AFX News
SINGAPORE - Shifting to renewable
energy could save Southeast Asian countries as much as two trillion US dollars
in fuel costs over the next 23 years, or more than 80 billion dollars annually,
environmental group Greenpeace said Thursday.
Mongolia Plans 33,000 MW of Installed Wind Power
Aug 9, 2007 - MARKET
Inner Mongolia is one of the provinces (regions) with the richest
wind resources in China. However, utilization of wind power is quite limited.
to build 33,000 more solar power generators
Jun 29, 2007 - AsiaPulse
The Indonesian government is planning to
build 33,000 more solar power generators for 33,000 households living in remote
areas, an Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry official said.
Korea to build world's largest tidal power station
May 4, 2007 - AsiaPulse
South Korea's Incheon City said Thursday that it plans to build the world's
largest tidal power station on Ganghwa Island by 2014.
energy cuts Taiwan CO2 emissions by 250,000 tons a year
Apr 22, 2007
-- BBC Monitoring
The number of wind turbines along Taiwan's west coast
now surpasses 100, and the renewable energy generated by these units is sufficient
to prevent the emission of 250,000 tons of carbon dioxide a year, energy officials
Partnership Yields Renewable Energy and Efficiency Projects
2006 EERE Network
Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs
Dr. Paula J. Dobriansky today announced that the United States and the other five
Partner nations of the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate
have endorsed detailed Action Plans and nearly 100 collaborative projects and
activities to implement this initiative. The announcement was made in remarks
to experts from all Partner nations gathered in Columbus, Ohio, to attend a week-long
series of site visits organized and hosted by American Electric Power, one of
the private sector partners.
- Bangladesh lights up!
When Bangladesh gained independence in 1971 it turned to an international
co-operative association to help supply electricity to its rural areas. Three
decades on the programme begun by the National Rural Electric Co-operative Association
(NRECA) is recognized as one of the most successful rural electrification projects
in the developing world. It has also proved one of the most effective development
initiatives in the whole of Bangladesh.
- Viet Nam pursues
renewable energy to avoid power shortage
Viet Nam is accelerating
the drawing up of a strategy to develop renewable energy, considering this to
be a solution to escape from the "hunger" for energy in the near future,
a senior industrial official said.
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