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The truth about the forthcoming endangered cities

The truth about the forthcoming endangered cities

Gone are the days when the term ‘endangered’ was being cascaded to animals or di...

Elemooni: Eco-friendliness for kids

Elemooni: Eco-friendliness for kids

A new group of nano explorers could change the way children learn about positive...

R.E.S. Americas orders 166 MW-worth of wind turbines from Vestas

R.E.S. Americas orders 166 MW-worth of wind turbines from Vestas

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received an order from Renewable Energy Sys...

N.R.D.C. fights back, counters discrediting advertisements through TV ads

N.R.D.C. fights back, counters discrediting advertisements through TV ads

New York-based environmental advocacy group Natural Resources Defense Council ha...

North Caucasus hydropower to increase with three new projects from RusHydro

North Caucasus hydropower to increase with three new projects from RusHydro

Three small hydropower plants developed by RusHydroare set to begin construction...

Discrediting advertisements on carbon pollution standards outrages organizations

Discrediting advertisements on carbon pollution standards outrages organizations

The Natural Resources Defense Council, and more than two dozen organizations, is...

Supercritical steam for super productive solar thermal plants

Supercritical steam for super productive solar thermal plants

By using supercritical steam, solar thermal power plants could produce enough en...

Business

Technology

Minimizing the glare of L.E.D. lights for safer night time driving

Minimizing the glare of L.E.D. lights for safer night time driving

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

While the use of light emitting diode technology or L.E.D.s are rising – mostly due to their energy-efficiency – there is some concern that the harsh ...

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Politics

Living Green

Painless solutions to achieving sustainability democracy

Painless solutions to achieving sustainability democracy

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

This famous sustainability quote of Aldous Huxley, can tell us a lesson: to stop destroying our environment because it takes a lot of hard work to rep...

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Renewables

Low-Carbon

Tips on cutting costs in the construction industry

Tips on cutting costs in the construction industry

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The term ‘cost-cutting’ is usually looked upon with overriding feelings of doubt, uncertainty, anxiety, and generally as a period of impending hardshi...

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Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger, said Benjamin Franklin once, is the best pickle. Some say “pickle”...

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30-MW solar project powers Tibetan city

A newly-operational 30-megawatt solar photovoltaic generation plant will reduce the number of winter power shortages in the sunshine-rich city of Xigaze in Tibet, China.

Located 3 kilometers northwest of Xigaze city proper, the autonomous region's second-largest city, the plant is the first phase of a large-scale solar power project being constructed by Linuo Power Group.

Two other solar photovoltaic generation projects are still under construction in the same industrial park – a 60-megawatt project sponsored by LDK Solar, and a 10-megawatt PV generation station by Chaorisolar.

"The combined capacity of the city's PV industry has therefore reached 100-megawatts, the largest in China," said Wang Xijing, secretary of Xigaze's committee of the Communist Party of China.

Tibet averages 3,000 hours of solar radiation annually, or about 6,000 to 8,000 megajoules per square meter, making it an ideal location for solar power production.

Xigaze, having at least 4.67 square km of usable wasteland, is an ideal location for building solar battery arrays in the region, said Mr. Wang.

He added that the city plans to expand cooperation with leading Chinese energy firms to seek further development in the photovoltaic and thermal power generation sectors.

Over the past 60 years, Tibet has stepped up its exploits of clean energy resources. Tibet officials estimate that at least 162,800 metric tons of coal equivalent were saved in 2010 through solar power use. – EcoSeed Staff



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