First Hotel Designed as Carbon Neutral is … Designed

In another, don't pop the bubbly story, Patel Architecture Inc. announced that they have completed the design of a 5-Star China Hotel To Be Carbon-Neutral For those of you who are saying... Wait a minute, URBN hotel in Shanghai is the first carbon neutral hotel, you would be right... and wrong. Where this story really is interesting, is that per the announcement, it appears that this facility…

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17 of Top 100 Richest Green People from China

The recently published Green Rich List the the Times Online puts forward 100 names of people who are rich and "green": The Green List has unearthed 100 tycoons or wealthy families worth £200m or more who have made either serious investments in green technology and businesses or hefty financial commitments to environmental causes. In total, the Green 100 are worth nearly £267 billion. Where I found…

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Renesola and Vestas Sign More Deals in China

With all the discussion on how bad the cleantech market has been with the financial crisis, it is good to see that both Vestas and Renesola are both still finding markets in China at a time when China's energy consumption is on the decline. Perhaps we will see in a couple years, when the demand comes back up, the full environment value of these investments.…

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China Tengger Desert Solar Facility Turns On the Lights

For all the issues that solar energy has faced in China, it is good to see that the first grid-connected solar power station is now online. As reported by China.org: Only half of the planned installed capacity was in production on Friday, which will have an annual output of 870,000 kwh. and as reported by Renewable Energy in China, it looks like this will not be the last one.…

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Kunming to Install Massive Solar Field

The article Massive Solar Energy Production Base to be Built in China announces: To solve energy shortages and improve the urban environment, Kunming's Government has released "Advice on renewable energy development and utilization". According to the "Advice", around the Kunming Dianchi Lake basin, up to 2920 square kilometers of area will be used to utilize solar light and heat. This wil…

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Solar Water Heater Exports To US: A Market in the Making

Spend any time at all in China, and you will begin to see that solar hot water heaters are installed all over china.  One city in Shandong province, Rizhao, has a 90% acceptance rate in the city, and as I wrote  over at Crossroads through my article China Solar Water Industry Saves 40 Nuclear Plants Worth of Energy, there is a lot of energy savings that can be achieved through these products. S…

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Solar Powered Battery Charger for Mobile Phones and Laptops

For those of you on the road a lot, or in areas where finding a plug can be difficult (airport, outback of Australia, or the beaches of Thailand) Chinavision has recently released a solar product that will charge your phone and laptop. At 150 USD, this product works with 11 laptop brands, 13 mobile phones, and iPods. To learn more about this product, or to place your order, go the the China Vi…

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