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Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2012’

  • Japan lærer hydrogen i Norge

    Japan er blant landene som er lengst fremme på hydrogenbiler og brenselcelleteknologi. Men når det gjelder hydrogeninfrastruktur, er erfaringene mindre. Nå er arbeidet med å bygge opp et nettverk av hydrogenfyllestasjoner i Japan i startgropa. Bare de kommende tre årene skal det bygges 100 stasjoner. …

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  • Mitsubishi Heavy, Hitachi power up

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and Hitachi Ltd. said last week that they will integrate their power system operations through a joint venture. They see it as a matter of survival: With the domestic market shrinking, they believe their best hope is to join forces and …

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  • Solar Energy in the Land of the Rising Sun: SolarWorld has a New Sales Office in Japan

    On the occasion of the PV Japan trade fair in Tokyo, the German solar power manufacturer SolarWorld AG announces the opening of its new sales office in Japan. The office marks an expansion of the group’s presence in Japan, which is a solar growth market. …

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  • TSOs plan Norway-Germany link to shift renewable power

    Plans for a 1.4GW subsea power link between Norway and Germany have advanced after a project deal was signed by transmission system operators (TSOs) Statnett and TenneT, and German bank KfW Ipex. Expected to cost €1.5-€2bn ($1.96-$2.6bn), the high-voltage direct current interconnector – which is …

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  • Norway’s first offshore wind farm on hold over ‘lack of political will’

    Plans for Norway’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm have been put on hold, with its developer blaming a lack of “political will” to back the renewable energy source in the oil- and gas-rich nation. Vestavind Offshore says the 350MW Havsul project off the country’s northwestern …

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  • Kongsberg buys Norwegian wind specialist InTurbine

    Norwegian offshore technology specialist Kongsberg Maritime has bought compatriot renewable and wind power consultancy InTurbine. The acquisition of InTurbine is designed to support the operations and expansion of Kongsberg’s recently-opened Centre for Wind Farm Management (CWFM). “The employees of InTurbine have substantial competence gained at …

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  • METI Eyes Phasing Out Regulations On Electric Rates

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–Regulations on home electricity prices would disappear in stages as part of a full-scale liberalization of the retail power market under a proposal by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. METI wants to remove regulatory barriers to new power retailers. But as long …

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