Tag: China


Gamesa received an order for 18 units of G132-5.0 MW has been received from the renewable energy subsidiary of Sinohydro.


China has seen its solar power bids fall to a record low in a recent auction held in the province of Inner Mongolia, which is rich in solar energy resources. According to media reports, the Chinese government conducted an auction for Read more…


China’s largest private investor group, China Minsheng New Energy Investment Co., is developing a 2 GW solar farm in the Ningxia region which will be made up of some 6 million solar panels. A report from Bloomberg last week highlighted Read more…


One of the first solar power projects under China’s ‘Front Runner’ technology demonstrator program was recently commissioned. United Photovoltaics announced that it commissioned a 100 MW solar power project under the ‘Front Runner’ program using concentrated PV technology. The project Read more…


China’s Shenhua Group has made a major announcement with regards to development of solar thermal power projects in China. Shenhua Group will work with US-based SolarReserve to set up 1 GW of solar thermal power projects enabled with storage facility. Read more…


Social media posts can help researchers estimate air pollution levels with significant accuracy, according to a team of computer scientists from the University of Wisconsin. The researchers analyzed posts on Weibo — a Twitter-like site that is China’s most popular Read more…


Last year eight states in the U.S. signed a Memorandum of Understanding calling for cooperation among the states, and alliances with the private sector to speed up deployment of plug-in electric and fuel cell vehicles in their states. The goal Read more…


A recent report from Greenpeace found that China’s coal consumption declined in the first half of this year and new Chinese government data suggests that the country’s coal imports have dropped. Estimates indicate that by the end of the year, Read more…


The law of unintended consequences is at work in China’s somewhat haphazard formation of electric vehicle policy. I call it haphazard because let’s face it, the plan has some holes in it and has progressed by fits and starts and Read more…


Ever wonder where the 100+ electric vehicles that Coda delivered ended up? Well, I found five of them in a warehouse in Davis, California. Efficient Drivetrains Inc., a company with plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and continuously variable transmission technology bought Read more…


In the first half of 2014, China added 3.3 gigawatts of solar power — as much as is installed in the entire continent of Australia — China’s National Energy Administration reports. The country now has 23 gigawatts of solar power Read more…


Electric vehicle enthusiasts here in the U.S. are all a flutter over the news that China has announced several policies aimed at creating a market for electric vehicles. They are also excited about the news that a Chinese businessman decided Read more…


I was in Chongqing a few weeks ago. Boy has that city changed since I first visited it in 2003. But that’s not what I want to talk about. I was on an EV panel at the 2014 China Auto Read more…


Many people, even fanatical advocates of solar power, are unaware quite how close we are to reaching a critical milestone in the industry. Within a fairly short space of time, solar generated electricity will be fully cost competitive with coal-powered Read more…

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