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Vestas reorganise Asian Operations

Vestas has split its Asian sales unit in two, with one focusing on China and Mongolia, and the other to serve the rest of the Asian-Pacific region. As a result of the split, Vestas' senior vice president of Asia-Pacific and China Chris Beaufait has left the company. "Chris has successfully led our daily operations in [Asia-Pacific] since April 2014 and grown the region to a point where creating two new [sal ...

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Trisun build $520 Million Plant in Vietnam

Upon completion, it can handle over 40 percent of daily waste volume from Vietnam’s largest city Australia's Trisun Green Energy Co has secured approval to build a $520-million waste treatment plant outside Ho Chi Minh City, according to the municipal government. The Sydney-based firm will apply plasma gasification technology in the plant to burn 3,000 tons of garbage per day, equivalent to more than 40 per ...

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Government pledge more to Renewable Energy

LABOR is pledging today to make Australia the energy capital of Asia with a massive renewal of its commitment to renewable power sources. In a direct challenge to the Coalition’s coal-based political campaign, Labor would relegate fossil fuels to a secondary power sources. And it is calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to join a major promotion of wind and solar investment. The objective would be to g ...

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Dr. Priyantha Wijayatunga, former Director General of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) and a Senior Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Moratuwa, has been appointed as Director South Asia Energy Division of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Dr. Wijayatunga holds a Doctorate in Power System Economics from the Imperial College London, where he was on Beit Scientific Re ...

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Siemens successfully print turbine blades

Siemens has achieved a breakthrough by finishing its first full load engine tests for gas turbine blades completely produced using Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology. The company successfully validated multiple AM printed turbine blades with a conventional blade design at full engine conditions. This means the components were tested at 13,000 revolutions per minute and temperatures beyond 1,250 degrees ...

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Groupo Clavijo expands with PV Project in Sri Lanka

Grupo Clavijo has consolidated its international expansion with the completion of the Solar One Ceylon solar photovoltaic project for the company Windforce. The facility, with 12.56 MW of power, has 624 single-axis trackers from the SP 160 range, which have 315/320 Wp polycrystalline modules manufactured by JA Solar. This solar farm is located in the town of Welikanda and was completed in five months. Solar ...

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Is waste to energy Indonesias answer?

Achieving an environmentally sound, energy independent Indonesia is proving to be more difficult than thought. Some may think the problem lies in this country’s inability to develop efficient, sophisticated technology to clean our homes, streets, parks and rivers from stinky and unsanitary rubbish. Or maybe in the government’s lack of commitment to making use of the country’s huge resources for clean and ef ...

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Equis $400 Million Solar Investment for Australia

Equis Energy, Asia's largest independent renewable-energy developer and investor, has expanded into Australia with two solar projects costing A$400 million (S$427.66 million), with plans for more down the road. The two projects by the Singapore-headquartered group will have a total generation capacity of 200 megawatts. When completed, they will be among Australia's lowest-cost solar projects, said the chief ...

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The Sun doesn’t shine at night

The last few years have been marked by spectacular advances for green energy generation. In 2015, $348 billion was invested in renewables, and total worldwide installed capacity overtook coal. In 2016, U.K. generation from wind was higher than coal for the first time. Meanwhile, the costs of solar power continued to tumble, with estimates suggesting a fall of at least 75% since 2008. However, investment fel ...

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BCPG acquire 40% of PWEI Philippines

WITH a stated goal to expand its renewable power businesses in Asia, BCPG is investing in a wind-power project in the Philippines through an indirect 40-per-cent equity acquisition of PetroWind Energy Inc (PWEI). With a total production capacity of 50 megawatts, the project will generate profits before the end of this year, BCPG says. BCPG president Bundit Sapianchai said his company had signed a legally bi ...

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