Asia

Cleantech Disruption News: China Installs Nearly 10 GW Of Solar In Q1 2018, Up 22%

China’s National Energy Administration announced on Tuesday that the country installed an impressive 9.65 gigawatts (GW) of new solar PV capacity in the first quarter of 2018, up 22% on the same period a year earlier and up on analysts’ projections. At a press conference held on Tuesday, China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) published new data […]

Cleantech Disruption News: Volvo Unit Eyes Autonomous Trucks to Ease Japan Driver Shortage

UD Trucks, a Japanese subsidiary of Swedish truckmaker Volvo AB, plans to introduce electric and autonomous trucks within the next two years, joining global rivals in developing driverless technologies to ease a labor shortage. The Japanese company will display autonomous and electric-drive prototypes this year, targeting field and and customer trials ahead of the Tokyo […]

Clean Disruption News: China becomes a ‘driving power’ for solar energy with $86.5 billion invested last year

The world has invested $2.9 trillion in green energy sources since 2004, according to new research, with China leading the way in recent years with its push towards solar power. The “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2018” report was published Thursday by UN Environment, the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Center, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. […]

SoftBank, China’s GCL team up for $930 million and 4GW production capacity Indian solar venture

GCL System Integration Technology Co (GCL-SI), a subsidiary of the world’s leading clean energy conglomerate GCL announced that on March 29, GCL Group signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Softbank Vision Fund (SBVF) through its manager Softbank Investment, a subsidiary of Softbank Group. The main content of the memorandum is that GCL Group and […]

IRENA to Help Deliver Low-Carbon 2022 Winter Olympics in Zhangjiakou, China

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has signed a co-operation agreement with the People’s Government of Hebei Province, China to provide the city of Zhangjiakou with a renewable energy roadmap that will support its ambition to deliver a low-carbon Winter Olympics in 2022. The agreement will also help the city become China’s first energy transition […]

Cleantech Disruption: Chinese City Shenzhen to Become World’s First to Switch Entire 16.000 Bus Fleet to Electric

The city of Shenzen, China is home to a staggering 16,000 buses. To compare, that’s more buses than the five largest North American bus fleets combined (New York City, Los Angeles County, New Jersey Transit, Chicago and Toronto). Now, after a six-year effort to replace its diesel-fueled buses, the major Chinese city is well on […]

China’s LONGi plans solar manufacturing plant in India to bid for the world’s largest solar tender of 20 gigawatts (GW)

LONGi Green Energy Technology Co. Ltd may become the first Chinese company to set up a solar manufacturing facility in India, according to two people aware of the development. The plan to set up a factory in India by LONGi, the world’s largest monocrystalline solar wafer maker, comes in response to Indian government’s proposal to […]

Intersolar India 2017 welcomed more than 13,000 best quality solar professionals despite surprising rainfalls during draught season

The first time in 9 years of existence, Intersolar India had to experience India’s unbelievable climate change. Surprising rainfalls accompanied the event during a draught season. Despite these consequences of the climate change Intersolar India opened the doors to a total attendance of more than 13,000 solar and energy storage experts, even 10% more than […]

Solar power in Afghanistan to get $44.76 million boost from The Asian Development Bank (ADB)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $44.76 million grant to finance the construction of a 20-megawatt (MW) on-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Afghanistan. In an announcement, the ADB said the new facility would boost renewable energy generation and supply in the country, producing at least 43,000 megawatt hours of solar power. Photovoltaic […]

Indian Government announces “Trajectory to achieve its targets of commissioning 100 GW of Solar generating capacity and 60 GW of Wind power by 2022”

The Indian Government, announced on November 24, the trajectory for achieving its targets of commissioning 175 GW of Renewable Energy (RE), 100 GW of solar generating capacity and 60 GW of wind power, by 2022.     Addressing the gathering, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy , Shri Raj Kumar […]