Archives

Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2013’

  • South Korea: UL Selected as Sole Foreign Testing Center for Large Scale WTG Systems

    UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, was recently selected as the only foreign testing center for wind turbine generation (WTG) systems over 750kW by the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS), a division within the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy …

    Read More →
  • DNV Kema Singapore R&D unit

     DNV Kema Clean Technology Centre (CTC) has opened a research and development unit in Singapore focusing on renewable energy grid-integration, power systems reliability, and smart grids. The unit has been established to extend DNV Kema’s global R&D activities, especially in fast-expanding Asian energy markets. It …

    Read More →
  • Statkraft to run Sheringham Shoal

                Statkraft is to take sole responsibility for operations and maintenance at the UK’s Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm, as part of a deal with Norwegian co-owner Statoil. Statkraft will assume full responsibility for running the 317MW wind farm in January next year, taking …

    Read More →
  • REC supplies Japan PV plants

    Norway’s REC is in the process of supplying 3.8MW of modules to a division of Japanese utility Chubu Electric, as the white-hot Japanese market continues to fuel high-margin sales and help stabilise module prices across the PV industry. More than 15,000 of REC’s Peak Energy …

    Read More →
  • Chubu buys Diamond in power industry shake-u

    Chubu Electric Power Co. will acquire Tokyo-based electricity supplier Diamond Power Corp. from parent Mitsubishi Corp. and sell electricity to plants and offices in the Tokyo area from October. At present, the nation’s 10 major electric utilities effectively monopolize their service areas. Chubu Electric, based …

    Read More →
  • ASEAN Hooks Up Grids To Meet Electricity Demand

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–Demand for electricity is set to soar in Southeast Asia in the coming years as the regional economy booms. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is taking steps to integrate national power grids to allow electricity to be sent between member countries as needed. …

    Read More →
  • Norwegian Naphtha Coming To Japan Via Northern Sea Route

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp. and Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. have developed an Arctic Ocean route to ship naphtha from Norway to Japan, a voyage that takes 40% fewer days than the conventional route through the Suez Canal. The feat was made possible because of global …

    Read More →
  • Ministry To Subsidize Local Energy Production, Consumption

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications will launch a subsidy program for local governments next fiscal year to promote the local production and consumption of energy. The move comes ahead of the planned liberalization of the power industry across Japan, which will include …

    Read More →
  • Most Solar Power Plans Yet To See Light Of Day: Report

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–Less than 10% of new solar power generating capacity planned in fiscal 2012 actually went on line that year, a government report on renewable energy use shows, raising doubts that some projects will ever be finished. Plans approved in fiscal 2012 called for some …

    Read More →
  • Non-residential PV boom in Japan

    Non-residential solar accounted for a whopping 93.3% of the new PV capacity Japan had approved by the end of fiscal 2012, at roughly 18.7GW, according to data released this week by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). The nation approved approximately 1.3GW of …

    Read More →
Page 1 of 212»