Hong Kong’s Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited (CKI) and sister company Power Assets Holdings Limited have announced an expansion into Australia’s renewable energy sector with a AUD33.6 million (USD34.3 million) investment into a power transmission link in the state of Victoria.
Japan’s Hitachi Zosen Corp, an industrial machinery maker, is leading a group including Toshiba Corp and JFE Holdings Inc that plans to build 120 billion yen (USD1.5 billion) of offshore wind farms in Japan, according to reports in Bloomberg and the Nikkei newspaper.
Spain’s Gamesa has bagged a contract with to supply multiple wind turbines with a capacity of 48-MW China Longyuan Power Group in the eastern province of Fujian.
Eco Marine's EnergySail concept
September 04, 2012
Eco Marine Power Co, a technology company based in Fukuoka, Japan, has announced that it has completed the high-level design for its innovative rigid sail known as the EnergySail. The device will allow ships to harness both solar and wind energy to cut fuel costs and emissions of CO2 and air pollutants. The company claims that the EnergySail is unlike any other sail, in that it can be used even when a ship is at anchor or in port and has been designed to withstand high winds or even sudden micro-bursts, the company said in a statement.
Japanese offshore wind lens concept
Japan’s environment Minister Goshi Hosono unveiled a new strategy Friday to boost power generation capacity of four primary renewable energy sources — offshore wind, geothermal, biomass and tidal power — by more than by 2030. The plan, if successful, is aimed at eliminating all nuclear power plants. Announcing the Innovative Strategy for Energy and the Environment after the day's Cabinet meeting, Hosono said his ministry plans to increase the combined annual capacity of electricity generation through the four key renewables to as much as 19.41 GW by 2030
Sinovel Wind Group, which was until last year China's largest wind turbine maker, saw its net profits plummet 96.25 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2012 due to sluggish demand and fierce competition.
Thai power and engineering company, Gunkul Engineering Pcl, claims it can double its sales within three years just by the development of renewable energy plants.
Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa has won a 74.65 MW order from India’s ReNew Wind Power. It is the first contract between the two companies.
Sources of clean energy generated 106.8 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in July, up 31 percent from a year ago, according to figures released by China’s State Electricity Regulatory Commission on Tuesday.
Puerto Galera, Philippines
August 21, 2012
The popular tourism and diving resort area of Puerto Galera in the Philippine province of Oriental Mindoro is set to be the site of the country’s largest wind power plant with an output capacity of 48-MW. The first phase of the project, which will dwarf the 33-MW Bangui site in Illocos Nortes, will get under way next month according to Rodolfo Valencia, the local congressional representative. The PHP6 billion (USD140 million) energy project will be developed in three 16-MW phases.