Susil Premejayantha, Sri Lanka’s Minister for Science, Technology, and Research, has said that Sri Lanka will soon be producing thin-film solar-cells on a commercial basis with technological cooperation from China as a means of popularising the use of solar panels for power generation.
The Pakistan Government has said that the first phase of the Thar coal-fired power projects will begin commercial operations by June 2019, about four months ahead of its deadline.
Invenergy, North America’s largest independent, privately-held renewable energy company, along with GE Renewable Energy, has announced a 2000 MW wind farm that will be the largest in the USA, and the second largest in the world, once operational.
A three-year, $1 million study in the Yukon, Canada will investigate how a changing climate could impact future hydropower generation.
Hindustan Power has announced that it will be building 15 solar power projects in Japan by the middle of 2018, with an investment of about $230 million.
Siemens Gamesa has won an order for the Tolo 1 onshore wind project, its first order in Indonesia for 20 gearless SWT-3.6-130 wind turbines.
A 20 MW photovoltaic power project is scheduled for launch on 27 July in Mahan, Kerman Province, Iran.
The India-Japanese civil nuclear deal was originally signed in November 2016, and it has now come into force, enabling Japan to export nuclear power plant technology as well as provide finance for nuclear power plants in India.
Indonesia Power, a wholly owned subsidiary of PLN, has announced that it has awarded a consortium of GE, Marubeni, and Hutama Karya an EPC contract for the Tambak Lorok Combined Cycle Power Plant Block 3 Project.
The amount of electricity generated from clean energy sources in China has increased by 5.15 per cent year-on-year, equivalent to a 22 million tonne reduction in thermal coal consumption, according to Yan Pengcheng, spokesperson with the National Development and Reform Commission.