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Longyuan Power Launches World’s Highest Wind Farm In Tibet

Chinese renewable energy companies are continuously pushing limits. After becoming the world leader in solar energy, the country is now home to the world’s highest wind energy project. China’s leading wind energy developer Longyuan Power recently announced that it has installed five wind energy turbines in Nagqu prefecture in Southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region. The project site is located at a height ...

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German Government Pledges Funds for Himachal Hydro Project

Government of Germany has committed a financial assistance of 201.50 million euros (Rs 1,630 crore) for Thana Plaun Project of Himachal Pradesh under "Himalaya Hydropower Program".  Of this amount, 200 million euros (Rs 1,618 crore) will be by way of reduced interest loan and the balance 1.5 million euros (Rs 12 crore) will be by way of grant for carrying out further technical studies of the Project. The de ...

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Japanese Sojitz Invest US$362 Million for Four Mega Solar Projects

Japanese trading corporation Sojitz has announced its first foray into the domestic solar power market, revealing that it will build four mega PV power stations with a combined capacity of 106MW. Sojitz will invest around ¥350 billion (US$362 million) across the four projects. The company has an existing 24MW power station in Germany. A 71MW plant will be built in Aomori, on the northernmost tip of mainland ...

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Galaxy Consortium Invest $2 bln in Pakistan Hydropower Projects

International company working in power sector, the Galaxy Consortium will invest $2 billion to develop hydro power projects up to 1000 MW in all in various locations of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to this effect was signed between the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and the Galaxy Consortium in a ceremony held at Chief Minister Secretariat Peshawar on Friday. Secretary Energy and P ...

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North Asian Nations’ Confidence in Nuclear Wavers

Japan is struggling to contain radioactive water pouring out of the Fukushima nuclear plant that was wrecked by a 2011 tsunami. In South Korea, prosecutors are conducting a massive investigation into forged safety certificates and substandard parts at many of its reactors. Nuclear power has long been used as a reliable alternative to fossil fuels in natural resource-starved parts of Asia like Japan, Taiwan ...

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Meyer Burger Awarded Contracts Totalling USD 23.5 Million

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd. sees indications of a recovery in the solar photovoltaic market and has successfully concluded strategic contracts for advanced diamond wire slicing technologies and PV module production and testing technologies with new customers in the Asian market. The orders have a combined value of over USD 23.5 million, the company reports. Meyer Burger announced the successful signing of ...

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More Nuclear Disaster as Taiwan Plant Leaks Radioactive Water

An aging nuclear power plant in Taiwan has been leaking radioactive wastewater for three and half years, according to a report released by the government’s watchdog this week. The report by Control Yuan said spent fuel rod storage pools at the have leaked since December 2009. The pools of the two reactors leaked 15,370 milliliters and 4,830 milliliters respectively, it said. Radioactive materials such as Ca ...

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Fourth IDE Progreen Unit to go to Australian Resort

IDE Technologies is to install its Progreen™ desalination system - the fourth installation worldwide - at a five‑star island resort on Australia's Great Barrier Reef to replace an existing thermal desalination plant. The company announced on 6 August 2013 that Mulpha Australia, the owner of Hayman Island resort in Queensland, had selected IDE to provide high‑quality desalinated water to the island resort. M ...

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NHPC Seeks Ventures with Independent Hydropower Developers

India's state-owned hydropower developer NHPC Ltd. seeks proposals to form joint ventures with independent power producers who have been allocated prospective hydropower projects by Indian states. Documents may be obtained until August 26, with responses due October 14. NHPC has extensive experience developing large hydropower projects on its own and with state-owned developers. Its recent activity includes ...

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Silicon Labs Supplies Wireless Tech For Robulink’s Smart Grid Solutions

Silicon Labs has announced it is providing sub-GHz wireless connectivity technology to Robulink, a supplier of advanced metering infrastructure solutions to utility companies in China, Southeast Asia and Australia. Robulink's RobuNet mesh network products, such as the RDDMRE4 meter communication unit and the RCJP242R wireless data collector, will integrate Silicon Labs' EZRadioPRO transceivers. “Silicon Lab ...

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