Posts tagged: Asia

China Will Take Gold In The 2014 ‘Solar Power Olympics’

By: Rob Wile China is projected to install 12,000 megawatts of solar power in 2014, giving it the “gold medal” in the figurative 2014 Solar Olympics, according to GTM Research. That amount will be greater than what the United States has installed in all of its solar history. Japan will take “silver” in 2014 with […]

Global Solar Installation Growth to Reach Three Year High

Global PV installations are forecast to rise at the fastest pace in three years in 2014, exceeding 40 GW for the first time and generating installation revenue of more than US$86 billion, according to IHS Inc. Annual solar installations are predicted to expand at a rate of 18 per cent in 2014, reaching 41 GW […]

Mongolia Confronts Smog with Launch of First Wind Farm

Mongolia on Thursday opened its first wind farm, a landmark $122 million project that aims to shift the country’s reliance on coal and tackle the pollution choking its capital Ulan Bator. A total of 31 turbines have been erected at the facility, which are expected to power five percent of electricity needs in a country […]

Waste to Energy Could Process 40% of Beijing’s Waste

China‘s plan to transform 55% of waste into resources in the coming five years. Photo: Towards Zero Waste WA   Beijing’s municipal government is planning to divert 40% of the city’s waste at waste to energy (WtE) facilities in as little as four years time, according to local reports. This would be a 30% increase […]

High-Tech Solutions to Green the Concrete Jungle

On display at BEX Asia 2012, mini-landscapes from Prince’s Ltd that naturally filter water while providing outdoor education for the public. Image: Eco-Business. As cities attempt to rein in resource-hungry building sectors by promoting sustainable construction and energy efficient technologies, manufacturers of such solutions are finding increased demand for their products. Managing director Boediman Widjaja […]