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Vertical wind access turbine for onshore

UK company 4Navitas Green Energy Solutions Ltd has successfully developed a vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) which is set to revolutionise the worldwide onshore wind turbine market, currently dominated by horizontal axis wind turbines (HAWT). It was designed by some of the UK’s leading structural, aeronautical and electrical engineers, and is being manufactured by a supply chain of world class blue-chip pa ...

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Chinas reform pushes renewables

China's drive for a cleaner and more efficient energy grid received a boost in April when the Chinese government issued four documents on power sector reform. The documents, which were published in rapid succession, came from several different ministries and outlined long-awaited upgrades to the functioning of the world's largest utility. The reforms were wide-ranging and introduced a number of different to ...

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TEPCO & Chubu to become biggest LNG Buyer

A venture set up last month by Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) and Chubu Electric Power to handle their fuel business aims to become the cheapest liquefied natural gas (LNG) buyer in East Asia, its president said in an interview. Jera is set to become the world's single biggest buyer of LNG - exceeding Korea Gas Corp with annual purchases of nearly 40 million tonnes once it fully integrates the partners' fuel ...

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ASEAN push for Laos-Singapore power line

Asean senior energy officials have intensified talks on the Laos-Singapore transmission line project to expedite power trading within the Asian region. Officials are expected to seal the project's memorandum at the 33rd Asean Energy Ministers meeting scheduled for Oct 5 to 9 in Kuala Lumpur. The transmission line is a demonstration project involving Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, with Laos expected ...

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Generators to wear down in Taiwan

Electricity usage increases and the wear down of generators may soon outpace new electricity generation, making power outages all the more likely in 2019, the Taiwan Power Company (Taipower, 台電) warned on Thursday. The increase in electricity use will be a result of rapid economic growth. With a 3.32-percent annual growth from 2015 to 2026, the nation's electricity use is projected to grow by 1.9 percent ev ...

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Bugis Junction Singapore goes Solar

The mall and office tower at Bugis Junction will be partially powered by solar energy, following the installation of about 1,000 sqm of solar panels at the roof of the complex. Bugis Junction will be able to generate 200,000 kWh of clean energy and mitigate 110 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually, solar company REC said in a news release on Monday (May 25). This translates into cost savings of S$30, ...

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Longyuan Power to build 50mw wind

Power producer China Longyuan Power Group Corp Ltd (HKG:0916) has agreed to install 50 MW of wind capacity at a mountainous region in Hubei province, its parent said Thursday. State-owned power generation firm China Guodian Corp announced in a statement on its website that its unit has signed a project development and investment agreement with the local government of Dawu county earlier this month. The next ...

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Modi wants 100 smart cities for India

Last week’s inaugural Smart Cities India 2015 Expo drew elected officials, business leaders and foreign dignitaries to three days of discussion and demonstrations of urban applications for information and communications technology (ICT). Aligned with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 100 Smart Cities project, the conference and tradeshow invited attendees to share expertise on sustainable infrastructure, servi ...

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MHPS win turbine contact for Korea

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and Marubeni have secured a contract to deliver two M501J gas turbines and a steam turbine to power the 950MW Pyeongtaek gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power plant in South Korea. Under the contract, the partners will deliver the turbines to a consortium-led by POSCO Engineering & Construction (Posco E&C) and Seohee Construction, which manage engineering, procureme ...

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EVN to still by electricity from China

EVN earlier this year announced that it planned to buy 1.8 billion kwh of electricity from China, though the domestic output is believed to be more than enough to satisfy demand. 2015 will be the last year Vietnam buys electricity from China under a 10-year contract signed between EVN and the Chinese exporter. Vietnam began importing electricity from China 10 years ago when it lacked electricity for industr ...

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