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Social Contribution Mega-Solar Power Plant Project in Japan

A consortium of organizations have grouped together to install a giant solar power plant. Ryukoku University, Inami Town, Kyocera Solar Corporation, Plus Social Co., Ltd. and The Trans Value Trust Company, Ltd. are working together to install Japan’s first-ever social contribution mega-solar power generation plant. The provisional name for the project is the Ryukoku Solar Park. The 1.85-megawatt solar proje ...

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Asian Smart-City Investments to hit $260 billion in 2020

Investments in Asian ‘smart cities’ are set to grow from about $55.6 billion in 2013 to around $260 billion in 2020, according to research from Zpryme. The dramatic growth represents a huge opportunity for utilities and technology vendors and is prompting some of Asia’s electronics giants to put smart cities at the forefront of their strategies. Japan’s Toshiba, for instance, has created a new business sect ...

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China On ‘Fast Track’ To Smart Grid Development

The power grid in China is undergoing a fundamental upgrade, focusing on the development of a smart grid. A primary element of this transformation is the deployment of interactive technologies, including smart meters for residences and businesses. According to a new report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant's Energy Practice, the installed base of smart meters in China will reach 377 million by 2020, gr ...

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Qatar to Launch Smart Grid Pilot Project

Qatar General Water and Electricity Corporation (Kahramaa) has announced plans to launch a smart grid pilot project in Duhail to introduce the technology in the country. The project will be implemented in two phases. The first phase will have an installed capacity to produce three to five MW of electricity and about 500 cubic metes of water. Kahramaa’s head of Renewable Energy Technology and Technical Affai ...

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ZBB ships energy storage and power control to South Korea

ZBB Energy Corp. has shipped an energy storage and power control system to South Korean firm Lotte Chemical. The companies have a business relationship that gives Lotte, formerly known as Honam Petrochemical, the ability to market ZBB systems in parts of South Korea. “We continue to work closely with Lotte Chemical to develop, manufacture and sell our products in key markets,” Eric Apfelbach, ZBB Energy pre ...

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LS Industrial wins smart grid contract for Iraq

LS Industrial Systems Co, a leading South Korean manufacturer of electric components, said it has won a US$ 67 million deal to build a power distribution control center for the Iraqi government. Under the deal with Iraq's Ministry of Electricity, the company will build seven distribution control centers across the country by early 2015, LS Industrial said in a press release. The deal is the biggest a local ...

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What lies for nuclear future in Taiwan?

With the second anniversary of Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster approaching, a storm is brewing again over the fate of Taiwan's controversial fourth nuclear power plant, according to media reports. The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has outlined a comprehensive plan for 2013, including a battle in the Legislature, to put an end to nuclear power generation in Taiwan, the reports said. The ru ...

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TNB’s overseas ventures get the go ahead for Kuwait project

Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) and its Kuwaiti joint venture partner have received a letter of award to operate and maintain a power plant in Kuwait with a contract value of RM1bil. TNB said on Monday Kuwait's Central Tender Committee had issued a letter to the jont venture of TNB and Kharafi National of Kuwait to operate and maintain the Shuaiba North co-generation (power and distillation) plant in Kuwait. "The ...

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Why is the Malaysian market going to experience continued growth in 2013?

Finalisation of a new gas price and electricity tariff will be key inflexion points in the coming year, it was recently stated. Tenaga Nasional Bhd will be the biggest beneficiary of sector reform but near term upside may be limited by a delayed tariff hike and higher capital expenditure (capex). Petronas Gas Bhd is preferred as it is most leveraged to Petronas' increasing gas capex due to Gas Malaysia's re ...

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Marubeni to team up with PLN for new Indonesian coal plant

Buoyed by Indonesia’s strong economic fundamentals, two major foreign companies, the Marubeni Corporation of Japan and the Doosan Group of South Korea, plan to further expand their business in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. Marubeni Corporation president and CEO Teruo Asada and Doosan Group chairman Yongmaan Park unveiled their business expansion plans during a meeting with Industry Minister MS Hidayat i ...

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