Posts Tagged ‘solar’

First Hotel Designed as Carbon Neutral is … Designed

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 20:22 Comments Off

In another, don’t pop the bubbly story, Patel Architecture Inc. announced that they have completed the design of a 5-Star China Hotel To Be Carbon-Neutral For those of you who are saying… Wait a minute, URBN hotel in Shanghai is the first carbon neutral hotel, you would be right… and wrong. Where this story really […]

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17 of Top 100 Richest Green People from China

Friday, March 13, 2009 8:48 2 Comments

The recently published Green Rich List the the Times Online puts forward 100 names of people who are rich and “green”: The Green List has unearthed 100 tycoons or wealthy families worth £200m or more who have made either serious investments in green technology and businesses or hefty financial commitments to environmental causes. In total, […]

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Ooo.. Ahh.. New Shenzhen Building Powered by Solar Panels and Wind Turbines

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 11:34 2 Comments

In another example of the fact that anything is possible through technology, money, and design, Coop Himmelblau has put forward this creation: The facade’s design is driven by solar and wind powered energy generation. The second skin of the building will be lined with photovoltaic cells and will feature mechanisms to provide natural ventilation, reduce […]

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Feb 18 Event: solar thermal power.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 7:02 1 Comment

Hi everyone, I’m Dr.Yao from Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). My team are now in charge of the first 1 MWe solar thermal power plant “DAHAN” in China. It’s under construction at the foot of The Great Wall nearby Beijing and can be regarded as the milestone in solar thermal power development in China. You […]

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Renesola and Vestas Sign More Deals in China

Thursday, January 29, 2009 10:11 Comments Off

With all the discussion on how bad the cleantech market has been with the financial crisis, it is good to see that both Vestas and Renesola are both still finding markets in China at a time when China’s energy consumption is on the decline. Perhaps we will see in a couple years, when the demand […]

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China Tengger Desert Solar Facility Turns On the Lights

Monday, December 22, 2008 7:45 Comments Off

For all the issues that solar energy has faced in China, it is good to see that the first grid-connected solar power station is now online. As reported by China.org: Only half of the planned installed capacity was in production on Friday, which will have an annual output of 870,000 kwh. and as reported by […]

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Chinese Solar Firms Under Financial Strain

Thursday, December 11, 2008 9:03 Comments Off

The articles Bankruptcies start to plague Chinese Solar and China’s solar PV sector faces uncertainty, suggest that even with the recent commitments from the likes of China’s leaders and from President elect Obama are not enough to insulate the solar industry. China Jianyin Investment Securities analyst Xiong Lin said a number of small producers of  […]

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Baoding (China) Hotel Installs Solar Panels

Saturday, October 25, 2008 9:04 Comments Off

There are few sources of clean energy more discussed than solar, but as we recently highlighted, solar energy in China has faced a lot of hurdles. Put into operation last week, this project could offer some hope as more and more firms are looking to put panels into operation. However, before jumping to conclusions, I […]

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Home First Emission Free Building in China in Ningbo

Monday, October 6, 2008 4:34 Comments Off

h/t to Alex Pasternack at Treehugger for highlighting China’s First Zero-Emissions Building: Ningbo’s Sustainable Energy Technology Center . Alongside an array of photovoltaic cells around the building (with batteries that can store two weeks’ worth of electricity), the building boasts geothermal energy, which is used to cool and heat the floor slabs. A double skin […]

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Kunming to Install Massive Solar Field

Saturday, October 4, 2008 21:04 1 Comment

The article Massive Solar Energy Production Base to be Built in China announces: To solve energy shortages and improve the urban environment, Kunming’s Government has released “Advice on renewable energy development and utilization”. According to the “Advice”, around the Kunming Dianchi Lake basin, up to 2920 square kilometers of area will be used to utilize […]

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