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China Wind generated energy to consume 40% of total energy consumption by 2050

Source: Daily China

China has set an imaginative target for renewable energy consumption of 40 percent of total consumption by the year 2050.

The news comes as it emerges that China will have 100 GW of wind power capacity by 2020, more than three times the 30 GW the government set as a target 18 months ago.

China has currently around 12 GW of wind power capacity and is about to increase it to 20 GW next year what would turn wind energy to be a bigger energy source than nuclear.

Currently China is the fourth largest wind energy producer after the United States, Germany and Spain.

“China is powering ahead with no visible signs of slowing down,” said Steve Sawyer of the Brussels-based GWEC. “If anything it is accelerating. They intend to become the largest market in the world, very clearly, and they probably will unless things take off in the US again in the relatively near term.”

China’s local wind turbine manufacturing industry has “grown dramatically” as power production has expanded, Sawyer said. Local manufacturers, dominated by Sinovel Wind Co, Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co and Dongfang Electric Corp, captured more than half the domestic market for the first time in 2007, rising to between 75 percent and 80 percent last year.

“Although all the big international brands are there and their markets are growing in absolute terms, their market share is diminishing pretty rapidly,” Sawyer said.

Large scale wind turbines

Large scale wind turbines

Wang Jun, director of the National Energy Administration’s renewable energy department, said: “Renewable energy will become the mainstream power supply in 2050 from a supplementary role in 2010.” He envisaged a future with heating dependent on solar and geothermal power, cars driven using biofuels and families owning their own photovoltaic power stations, turning the country from the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases to one of its smallest.

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New environmental friendly high polymer splint

Say good bye to the good old cast splint.

No more itching, no more days without showering, no more sweating with the new Medical High Polymer Splint (MHPS) from Bright Hygiene.

Bright Hygiene’s new splint is a special synthetic macromolecule polyester with a series of  physical and chemical treatments that allow it to replace conventional cast splint.

The MHPS comes a flat plastic surface, once the MHPS is warmed to a temperature of 70 degrees it become flexible and allow the adjustment of the splint to the injured organ, the MHPS has 8 minutes working time which is more than enough for using it even for the most complex fractions.

According to Mr. David Pei head of sales at Bright Hygiene, this revolutionary splint is going to change the way orthopedists are treating fractions and also treated will be much more comfortable with this brand new splint.

Medical High Polymer Splint

Medical High Polymer Splint

The MHPS features are:

  • Novelty – the MHPS is protected under utility model patent
  • High plasticity
  • Good air permeability
  • Good transmittance for rays
  • Light weight & high strength
  • Washable
  • Environmental friendly material

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The Electric Cars Are Coming!

China plans to boost its annual production of electric and hybrid cars to 500,000 in the next two yearsbyd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Will it still spin?

Officials in National Energy Administration (NEA) insist that China would stick to its plan of reaching 100gW Wind Power energy till 2020.
Zhang Guobao, director of NEA, said China will build wind farms with capacity of over 10gW in inner Mongolia and XinJiang autonomous regions and Gansu, Hebei and Jiangsu provinces over the next decade, the total investment in those plants is estimated for more than one trillion Yuan.
If all goes according to plan, by 2020 3% of China’s overall power generation consumption, rising from 1.1% in 2008.
Domestic wind power generation reached 10gW in 2008, which means that China has the second fastest growth rate in wind power energy manufacturing, behind only USA.

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Hebei, one of China’s key wind power bases due to its closeness to North China grid load center is seeking for investment of 100 billion Yuan which would enable it to achieve 12gW wind power capacity by 2020, right now the total installed wind power capacity is 1.1gW.
China’s five leading power generating groups are: China Huaneng group, China Datang group, China Guodian group, China Huadian group and China power investment group.

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“the country that harnesses the power of clean, renewable energy will lead the 21st century”

Some industry analysts are concerned about the future of China alternative energy growth due the economy slowdown.
The hype around renewable energy is going to relax, the economic crisis, which cause dramatically drop in crude oil and coal prices will cause renewable energy production to be much expensive relatively speaking, and would decrease the incentive of investors to go in.
But that just in theory, in fact China’s top economic planning body, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) published on its website couple of weeks ago that it had approve the construction of two hydropower stations and two wind farms one in Sichuan province and the other in Guizhou province with a total capacity of 20gW.
But that just a part of it, China is also making a big progress in Nuclear energy production and plans to double its production capacity in the coming decade by building 8 new nuclear power plants which would be in charge of 1% of China energy consumption.
The National Energy Administration (NEA) reports that by 2020, China wind power production capacity would reach 100gW.

Renewable energy

Renewable energy

China investments in wind power and nuclear power last year rose 88% and 72%, respectively, while the investment in thermal power plants declined 22%, those figures shows how serious is the China government in adopting alternative energy generators.

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Let it be LED!

The Dongguan municipality announced that it is about to start replacing 22,00old road lamps with LED lamps this year, this step can save the city about 60% of the municipal electric consumption which sums up to a saving of one billion Yuan a year.
The thing with LED lamps is that it is expensive, a LED lamp cost almost 10 times as much as common lamp, what requires enormous investments, in the case of Dongguan, the local government announced that it would subsidies 30% of the cost, and the city of Dongguan will add another 110 million Yuan on the project, the rest would be covered by the contractors.
As a result of that, and the decision of the Guangdong province to replace 1500KM of road lights, which is about 100,000 road lamps, by 2015, Dongguan municipal decide to encourage the development  of LED production in the city and to become China’s largest producers of LED lamps.
Also Shenzhen, Dongguan’s close by city, plans on developing a LED industry and it is allocating money and incentives for those who will go into the market.
According to the National Development and Reform Committee (NDRC), in 2008 China subsidized the use of 62 million energy efficient lightbulbs with the investment of 280 million Yuan.
Beside the power saving itself, these improvements will also save 3.2 million tons of Carbon Dioxide emissions and  32,000 tons of Sulfur Dioxide.

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A huge test with innovative solar power technology by the Huangming Solar energy group

Heliostats are spherical mirrors automatically tracking the sun location while set on the ground. A high tower is built in front of the Heliostats with a decalescence device set on the top of it, the tower a absorbs the heat generated by the Heliostats light and transforms it to the ground. The heat then is steaming water which located on the ground, once the water start to evaporate the steam generates electricity.

That test is part of the solar energy power plant which is being built by Huangming Group China. Huangming Group has been focusing on this power plant constructing since 2004. The Huangming Group invented three out of the four key optical collectors which are used in the process. A lot of achievements in scientific research and practical technologies have been invented during this project.

Huang Ming and the vision

Huang Ming and the vision

Himin Solar Energy Group, the creator of China Solar Valley, is a solar water heater manufacturer with an annual production of about 3m square meters of water heaters. Huang Ming, chairman and founder of the company, has turned his once-obscure factory into the largest solar water heater manufacturer in the world in less than 10 years. Yet he started out in the oil industry as a researcher at a petroleum institute in Dezhou in 1982. Knowing that oil was a finite resource, he looked for another area to work. In 1987, he read a book about solar energy and made his first solar water heater by copying the process outlined in the book and gave it to a relative as a wedding gift. Encouraged by enthusiastic feedback, he made more for other relatives and friends until the director of a state-owned factory heard about him and placed an order for a unit that could enable 100 people to shower using solar-heated water. It was Huang’s first deal and earned him 50,000 yuan. Huang poured all his cash into setting up a company called Xinxing, then in 1995 established Himin with some friends. Himin became the domestic market leader in less than three years.

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Dunhuang, one million square meters Solar power plant

The 10-MW solar power plant in Dunhuang of Gansu Province, northwest China, is expected to prompt significant reduction of on-grid solar power prices.
Over 20 enterprises and consortiums, mostly domestic, are taking part in the bidding for this huge tender.
The project, requiring a total investment of 500 million Yuan, is designed to generate 16.37 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually. It has a licensed term of operation of 25 years, and the winner needs to accomplish the construction within 18 months.
Adding to that the fact that the cost of polysilicon has plunged from $300 U.S. / kg to about $100 U.S / kg and is estimated to drop even further, prophesies that the cost of solar power will drop even further in the near future.


Hopefully this would cause the establishment of solar power plants much more worthwhile and will allow entrepreneurs all over the world develop this type of alternative energy

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Green – Promotion – Innovation

Zhongshan Trade and Investment Fair 2009 & Sweden-Zhongshan Business Seminar, sponsored by Zhongshan Municipal People’s Government, will be held grandly in Zhongshan Expo Center on March 28th-30th, 2009.
This will be the first time that Zhongshan Municipal People’s Government puts forward Regional Cooperation as the special topic of this Fair in 2009. With the aim of promoting economic and trade cooperation between Zhongshan and Swedish enterprises, this Fair theme will be energy efficiency and environmental protection technologies and solutions from Sweden and other countries all around the world. This Fair will also present to the world Zhongshan’s favorable investment environment, advantageous geographic location, abundant market resources, enterprises with distinctive industrial features and key projects of the energy efficiency and environmental protection industries, which serves as a platform for technological exchange and cooperation as well as investment attraction between Zhongshan and Swedish regional government and enterprises.

Zhongshan Trade and Investment Fair 2009

Zhongshan Trade and Investment Fair 2009

About Zhongshan

At present the Central Government of China is forcefully promoting the technological progress in energy efficiency and environmental protection. the coastal region of China including Guangdong is facing major challenges and opportunities brought about by the restructuring of the industry and developing new-type industries, under these circumstances, the Zhongshan city – well known to be a garden city voted “one of the most livable cities in China” – is promoting the manufacturing of energy saving and environmental protection equipment and the R&D of high technology in these fields. Meanwhile, the Zhongshan government encourages the development of environmental protection service industry, the production of “green products” and the establishment of new material industries. The city vision is to become a city suitable for business, innovation and living.

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