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Coronavirus Creates Delays in Chinese Solar Industry

21 Feb , 2020  

This article was originally published on greentechmedia.com The novel coronavirus, a respiratory illness that’s sickened more than 17,000 and killed more than 360 people in China as of Feb. 3, may impact the Chinese-rooted solar energy supply chain, potentially contributing to labor shortages, equipment delays and global price increases. Determining the full impact of the […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

The Irregular Economics of Solar Panel Manufacturing

2 Jul , 2018  

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Siddarth Panir, ERS for Zondits, July 2, 2018 The “photovoltaic phenomenon” was first noted by the French physicist Edmond Becquerel in the scientific journal Le Comptes Rendus de l’Académie. His experiment involved irradiating two metallic plates, immersed in an acidic solution, with uneven levels of radiation. While the uneven radiation knocks out extra electrons from […]

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Building Technology, Lighting, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

LED Tariffs to Affect the Cost of Lighting in the US

22 Jun , 2018  

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Prices set to rise as LED tariffs get go-ahead luxreview.com, June 18, 2018 The cost of lighting looks set to rise now that the US government has confirmed that Chinese lighting components will be hit with tariffs of up to 25 per cent. Light emitting diodes, filament lamps and HID lamps as well as aluminium […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business, Renewables

Clean Energy Technology in the 2022 Winter Olympics

21 Jun , 2018  

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Beijing Winter Olympics cloud data center launched China.org.cn, June 13, 2018 Recently, the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee (BWOOC) and Alibaba Cloud unveiled the Beijing Winter Olympics Cloud Data Center in Zhangbei county, Hebei province. The digital communication and broadcasting of the 2022 Winter Games will rely on cloud computing technology empowered by clean energy […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

China Turns to Energy Efficiency to Improve Air Quality

21 Jul , 2017  

Industrial Energy Efficiency Can Improve Air Quality The Energy Collective, July 19, 2017 Despite the Chinese government’s extensive efforts to improve air quality per the State Council’s “Ten Measures” Action Plan and implementation of regional air quality control measures, air pollution recently worsened in the Jing-Jin-Ji region (Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei). After months of consecutive improvement last […]

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Emerging Technology, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

AVM – A Small Solution to a Big Problem

1 Apr , 2017  

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Max Ma, ERS, for Zondits China has a big problem – one that is suffocating, blinding, and growth-stifling. It is the smog, and it is only getting worse. On days with the most severe smog, factory productions are halted, automotive transportation is limited, and schools are cancelled. In the densely populated financial and industrial centers […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

China’s Rapid Renewable Transition – Too Fast and Furious?

25 Jan , 2017  

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Ethan Forauer, ERS, for Zondits Over the last 2 years, China has proven to be a respectable player in the global renewable energy arena, smashing solar and wind installation targets by several orders of magnitude. In fact, in 2015, China set a world record for the most solar capacity installed in a single year. In […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Lights Out for Incandescent Bulbs in China

19 Oct , 2016  

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LED Replacements to Peak as China Incandescent Bulb Ban Enters Last Phase LED Inside, September 6, 2016 The last phase of China’s incandescent bulb ban will be effective as of Sept. 30, 2016. China will ban the imports and sales of 15W and above general incandescent bulbs Starting from Oct. 1, 2016, and will make […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Is Energy Efficiency China’s Best Bet to Combat Air Pollution?

17 Feb , 2016  

Can Energy Efficiency Help Chinese Cities Beat Air Pollution Environmental Leader, February 17, 2016. Image credit: Peggy_Marco It has been a decade since China’s leaders made improving energy efficiency a top priority. In the 11th Five-Year Plan they set ambitious national targets for lowering the energy intensity – the measure of energy efficiency of the country’s […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Good News on Energy Efficiency & Renewables

10 Dec , 2014  

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When the world’s two largest polluters join in establishing new goals for reducing emissions of climate-disrupting gases, criticism and skepticism are predictable. And there was plenty following the recent agreement between the United States and China to do just that.

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