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Reliance Power Eyes Progress on Gas Shortages

Reliance Power said it saw progress within 1-2 months on government efforts to tackle gas shortages that have hobbled generation, after quarterly profit beat forecasts on a sales jump. Indian power companies are running below capacity, hit by domestic coal and gas supply shortages, the rising cost of imported coal and loss-making state distribution utilities buying less power. The utility, controlled by bil ...

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JA Solar and DuPont Collaborate on Cypress Panel Design

DuPont Microcircuit Materials and JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., recently collaborated to achieve a reported 19.4% solar cell efficiency. JA Solar's 6-inch monocrystalline Cypress modules in a 60-cell format now generate a maximum power output of 270W and a conversion efficiency of 16.51%; its 6-inch full-square monocrystalline modules in a 60-cell format generate a maximum power output of 280W and a conversi ...

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Vietnam’s Energy Plans Deemed Impractical

The master plans for coal, power and oil are impractical and have been developed in an illogical order, said Tran Viet Ngai, chairman of the Vietnam Energy Association (VEA). He was speaking at a forum themed “Energy and oil & gas: investment and sustainable development” held by VEA and the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Hanoi on Thursday. Many power projects have failed to stick to the schedules dra ...

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Canada’s Northleaf and Australia’s Palisade Buy Stake In Wind Farm

EnergyAustralia, the Australian unit of Hong Kong-listed power generator CLP Holdings Ltd., has agreed to sell its majority stake in a wind farm to Canada’s Northleaf Capital Partners and Australia’s Palisade Investment Partners, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday. EnergyAustralia will receive proceeds, net of costs, of 228 million Australian dollars, for its 75% stake in the Waterloo wind farm, ...

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Geodynamics produces Australia’s first Enhanced Geothermal Systems generated power

Geodynamics Limited's 1MW Habanero Pilot Plant has been successfully commissioned and has produced Australia’s first Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) generated power. The company has now commenced the planned demonstration trial and testing program which is scheduled to run for approximately 100 days with completion in August 2013. Managing Director and CEO Geoff Ward said; “The generation of power at our ...

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China’s Biggest Dam Gets Approval Despite Environmental Concerns

China's environment ministry has given the go-ahead for the construction of what will become the country's tallest hydroelectric dam despite acknowledging it will have an impact on plants and rare fish. The dam, with a height of 314 metres, will serve the Shuangjiangkou hydropower project on the Dadu River in southwestern Sichuan province. To be built over 10 years by a subsidiary of state power firm Guodia ...

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Will Australia Jump on the Anti-Dumping Band Wagon?

Chinese solar done right is as good as just about any - but if you're considering going solar using modules made in China; you might want to do so soon. First it was the USA; soon India and the EU - and now there's a push for Australia to add an "anti-dumping" penalty on cheap solar panels from China sold in the country. China's domination of the solar panel market has had major benefits for end consumers; ...

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China’s Renames Largest State Nuclear Firm

China's largest nuclear power company announced on Wednesday that it is to change its name to China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) to consolidate its image as a state-owned enterprise. The previous name of China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group had frequently led to its being wrongly believed to be a provincial-level firm from South China's Guangdong province.With total assets of 268.9 billion yuan reported ...

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REpower Seals Rs.640 Crore Deal with Germany

REpower Systems SE, part of wind turbine maker Suzlon group, has bagged an order worth 90 million euros (over Rs.639 crore) for four wind power projects in Germany. A contract has been received from Burgerwindpark im Kirchspiel Medelby GmbH & Co KG for supplying 27 wind turbines to four projects worth 90 million euros, Suzlon said in a statement. The turbines are scheduled to be delivered next year and ...

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Manmohan Singh and Shinzo Abe in Nuclear Talks

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Tokyo later this month to expand India's strategic partnership with Japan and discuss a bilateral civilian nuclear cooperation agreement. Singh will visit Japan from May 27-30 for talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. The two leaders plan to hold a summit on May 29. They are expected to discuss the civilian ...

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