Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Inner Mongolia reached 2GW wind power generation capacity

By the end of October 2008, the cumulative installed wind power generation capacity in Inner Mongolia reached 2.0568GW. And Inner Mongolia is the first province that reached 2GW wind power generation capacity.

By the end of October 2008, the cumulative generated wind power in Inner Mongolia reached 2.496KWH.

Inner Mongolia plans to reach 5GW wind power generation capacity by the end of 2010 with six GW grade wind power generation bases.

Taiwan pushes wind power

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Taiwan's wind power capacity is set to increase to 3,000 megawatts by 2020.

The government of Taiwan is moving to increase its renewable energy focus, and wind is one of the country's most important renewable resources, according to Asia in Focus.

The Industrial Technology Research Institute made the 3,000-megawatt prediction and said that $6.12 billion is expected to be spent on wind turbines by 2020.

ITR researchers also predicted that by 2009 China will replace the United States as the world's largest country in terms of wind power installation capacity. The Chinese government is working to increase investment to boost the capacity of wind power.

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China's wind market expansion unfazed by global slowdown

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

China's plans to reach 100GW of installed wind power generation capacity by 2020 are unlikely to be derailed-or even side-tracked-by the current global financial crisis, according to a recent study of China's towering wind power market.

In a new assessment, China Wind Power Markets and Strategies, 2008-2020, Emerging Energy Research (EER) reports that despite inevitable slowdowns in markets elsewhere, China's wind initiatives are so large in scale and so well supported by the government, that the country's new renewable energy goals are likely be met well before the 2020 target. China is on track to become the single largest market for wind power by 2011. In just two years, China will account for more than 17% of the world's installed wind generation capacity, financed by an investment of more than US$ 20 billion. EER's new study was completed following three months of in-market, primary research and interviews by EER's Asia research team with dozens of Chinese independent power producers (IPPs), utilities, component and turbine manufacturers, and government and provincial ministries. As part of the study, three forecasts (conservative, baseline, and aggressive) for China's wind market were developed, detailing wind energy capacity additions through 2020.

Shanghai will pay for the solar power transfered to the power grid

Shanghai government released solar PV power project management policies, and the policies will come into effect on December 1st 2008.

The solar power projects in Shanghai will be able to be connected to the power grid after they get approval from Shanghai government, and the generated solar power will be purchased by the power grid company.

No further details are available at present.

China, U.S. to collaborate on solar energy technology

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BEIJING, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- China and the United States have agreed to work together on research into advanced solar energy technologies.

The Institute of Electrical Engineering (IEE) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which is affiliated with the Department of Energy, signed a memorandum of understanding over the weekend.

Under the pact, they'll share research on photovoltaic (PV) power generation technologies.

One facet of collaboration, IEE director Xiao Liye said, will be a sophisticated PV cell and module test center, probably in Beijing. The program also includes research data sharing, personnel exchanges and battery-related efforts, Xiao said.

Dan Arvizu, head of the NREL, said he hoped to extend cooperation in line with the common interests of both countries.

IEE is a national facility that carries out high-technology research and development.

NREL focuses on solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydrogen energy and fuel cell research.

Editor: Sally Zhang

Trina Solar to open Rotterdam warehouse


ROTTERDAM: Changzhou, China-based Trina Solar plans to establish warehouse operations at the Port of Rotterdam in The Netherlands. Service is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2008, strengthening Trina Solar's distribution network and providing module supply functions to respond to customer delivery requests.

"We are pleased to announce the opening of our first warehouse in Europe, which will offer quality after-sales support to our customers and improve our module supply function. This demonstrates our continual commitment to provide excellent customer service and accessible and effective solutions to our customers," said Arturo Herrero, Trina Solar's Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Trina Solar earlier this month selected San Francisco as the location for its North America base.
"This is an important step in our continuing commitment to deliver high quality Trina Solar PV modules to customers in the North American markets," said Mr. Jifan Gao, chairman and CEO of Trina Solar. "As our geographic footprint continues to expand, we remain committed to a location with tremendous talent to provide the support and services that have allowed us to create strong customer relationships throughout the world."

Trina Solar manufactures solar photovoltaic products, including ingots wafers and cells, and assembles photovoltaic modules.

Noritake to Set Up Solar Cell Material JV in China

(Source: Jiji Press English News Service)

Nagoya, Nov. 17 (Jiji Press)--Japanese ceramic ware maker Noritake Co. said Monday it will set up a joint venture in China to make paste for solar cell electrodes.

The venture, the first overseas base for Noritake's solar cell- related operations, will start production next April.

Annual output is estimated at 250 tons for 2011, with sales forecast at 4 billion yen.
The new firm, to be based in Jintan, Jiangsu Province, will be capitalized at 288 million yen. Noritake will have a 30 pct stake in the firm, while the rest will be held by a local solar cell maker.

Noritake aims to achieve annual sales of 10 billion yen from solar cell-related products in 2011.