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New JA Solar Cells Surpass 20% Conversion Efficiency

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announced that its p-type mono-crystalline silicon ("mono-Si") solar cells, a new family of high-performance solar cells dubbed "PERCIUM," have surpassed 20% conversion efficiency. The newly achieved conversion efficiency, which has been independently confirmed and certified by the Fraunhofe ...

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CNOOC Gas Wins Approval for China’s First Floating LNG Project

The CNOOC Gas and Power Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC, China's largest offshore oil and gas producer, said that its first floating liquified natural gas (LNG) project has gone through government approval. The floating LNG terminal project, located in north China's Tianjin Municipality, will be the first of its kind to be built in the country, the company said. It said in a statement that it will ...

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India To Allocate Gas From ONGC & GSPC Fields To Power Plant

The Indian government has decided to allot gas from new production areas of Oil and Natural Gas CorporationLtd. (ONGC) and Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) to come to the rescue of around 25 power plants, with the stoppage in supply from Reliance Industries Ltd.'s Krishna-Godavarai (KG) D6 field, reports said, quoting a top petroleum ministry official. "We are planning to allot gas from new fields ...

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UAE Still Keen on Nuclear

As Japan continues to struggle to contain radioactive water leaking out of its Fukushima nuclear plant following the 2011 meltdown, confidence in atomic energy across much of the world is at a low ebb. The UAE, however, is among the few countries bucking the trend as it advances its bid to become the first Arab nation to safely harness atomic energy for peaceful means on a commercial scale. The country is n ...

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Sindh Coal Ink MoU with China Power for 6,000MW Plants

Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company Ltd (SECMC), China Power International Holding Ltd (CPIH), and Sino Sindh Resources (Pvt) Ltd (SSR) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop 6000MW of Thar coal based power plants in Sindh. According to the MoU, the parties have reached an intention of jointly developing, within the next 10 years, coal-fired power projects with a total installed net capacity ...

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Six Hydro Projects on the Thanlwin Get Green Light

Myanmar plans to give the green light to three of six hydroelectric projects to begin construction on the Thanlwin River within three months, a high-ranking official at the Ministry of Electric Power said on August 16. “We plan to build six hydropower projects on the Thanlwin River,” said the official who asked not to be named. “Feasibility studies on three of the projects have already been completed, but w ...

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Green Infra Acquires TVS Energy

Renewable power producer Green Infra Ltd has acquired a majority stake in TVS Energy Ltd, a subsidiary of TV Motor Co., for an undisclosed amount. TVS Motor is selling 73.5 million shares constituting 90.46% of its stake in TVS Energy. Consequently, TVS Energy and its two units,TVS Wind Power Ltd and TVS Wind Energy Ltd, will cease to be subsidiaries of the company from Friday. This is the second acquisitio ...

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India’s HPPCL to Commission 1,111 MW of Hydro Projects

India's Himacal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (HPPCL) has announced plans to commission more than 1,000 MW-worth of hydropower projects in the next three years, Asian news sources have reported. The announcement comes after Germany announced a US$268.4 million loan for HPPCL's 191-MW Thana Plaun hydroelectric plant earlier this month via its development bank, Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KfW), as par ...

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Deccan Water to Develop $62m Kenyan Solar Farm

Indian water company Deccan Water Treatment has secured an INR3.7bn ($62m) order to develop a 31MW solar power station from Kenyan Piedmont Investments. The project is slated for commission for August 2014, and adds to Deccan’s other solar projects, including a 50MW venture in the UAE and a 10MW farm in India, both due to become operational before the end of the year. Company founder Anirban Sarkar told Ind ...

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Voith’s Powerful 748MW Begins Operations in China

The most powerful generator-turbine unit ever built by Voith has entered service in the Xiluodu hydropower plant on the Jinsha River in China. After a successful 72-hour test run, Voith handed over the first of a total of three machines to the customer, China Three Gorges Corporation. With 784MW, the output of the generator-turbine unit in Xiluodu is higher than that of the world's largest hydropower plants ...

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