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Anti-Dumping Measures on the Chinese May Cost Europe $30 Billion

According to estimations of German experts, if the EU implements it plan of introducing antidumping duties for solar panels from China, this would very likely be disastrous for European producers of solar batteries. Solar batteries production would reduce in Europe, and mass dismissals would start. EU leaders noticed long ago that solar panels from China are sold in Europe for much cheaper prices than their ...

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Anantapur, India, Will Save $1 Million Every Year with New Solar Project

The municipal corporation of Anantapur in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is set to become the first municipality in the country to set up a solar project to power its water pumping operations and street lights. The impressive plan includes installation of a 5 MW solar PV project in the city. The project will be connected to the state’s power grid and will power the water pumping and street lights ...

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Enercon India Limited in Surprise Re-Brand

Controversial turbine manufacturer Enercon India surprised the industry earlier this year when it revealed it had decided to drop the Enercon name and rebrand itself Wind World India (WWI). The company has been involved in a legal dispute since German manufacturer and partner Enercon cancelled a licensing agreement between the two companies in 2007. This dispute has included the use of the Enercon name and ...

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Siemens Produces 2.5MW turbine for Asian Market

Siemens has delivered a new 2.5MW version of its 2.3MW turbine, specially developed for the Asian market, to a 50MW project in eastern China. The turbine, which has a 108-metre rotor and targets medium wind speed locations, has been designed in conjunction with Shanghai Electric. According to Siemens, the new machine has received upgrades to the power conversion system. It is manufactured at the Shanghai na ...

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Second Desalination Plant in Chennai at 50% Capacity

Chennai’s second desalination plant to produce drinking water from sea water was formally inaugurated by the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, according to an official press release. The plant at Nemmeli, about 50 km south of Chennai on the East Coast Road, will produce about 100 million liters of freshwater daily. The plant has been set up by the Chennai-based VA Tech Wabag as part of a Rs 871.24- ...

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Indian Government Allocates RM60 Million to Sarawak Desalination Project

Water woes in the coastal areas of Sarawak will soon be a thing of the past with the new Sarawak desalination project underway. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today that the government has allocated RM60 million for the project which will benefit more than 25,000 people living in the coastal areas. "We cannot utilise conventional methods of bringing water supply to the coastal areas. It will be ...

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India-Pakistan dispute on Kishenganga hydro project; India’s right upheld to divert water

An international court of arbitration on the India-Pakistan dispute on Kishenganga hydro project has announced  that of India’s right upheld to divert water for the power plant, but said New Delhi is bound to maintain a minimum flow of water to protect the agricultural interests of Pakistan. Pakistan has claimed that the 330 mw project in Jammu and Kashmir would rob it of 15 per cent of its share of river w ...

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Isreal order for Membranes from NanoH2O

The reverse-osmosis membrane manufacturer for facilities that make seawater potable; NanoH2O Inc., have won an order for membranes used in the expansion of the Palmachim desalination plant in Israel. No terms were given in NanoH2O’s statement today for the order from Via Maris Desalination Ltd., owner of the Palmachim facility, one of the 10 largest seawater reverse-osmosis plants in the world. NanoH2O, bas ...

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Japan’s offshore wind plans moving fast with TEPCO and J-Power

Japan will begin operating two offshore wind turbines this year as it tries to diversify its energy mix and develop turbine technologies. A 2.4-megawatt turbine has been installed off Choshi in Chiba prefecture in a research project with Tokyo Electric Power Co., Masaharu Itoh, director of the new energy technology department of Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, said yes ...

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PLN signs memorandum of understanding for Medan Industrial Zone

State utility PT PLN seals memorandum of understanding (MoU) with three companies in South Sulawesi, North Sumatera, and Bangka Belitung for supply of electricity. The three companies are PT Kawasan Industri Medan (Persero), PT Timah (Persero), and PT Earthstone Metals & Mining. PLN agrees to supply 200MW electricity to Medan Industrial Zone operated by PT Kawasan Industri Medan (KIM). President Directo ...

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