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Solar Energy Facilities Causing Loss of Forest Land

Solar Energy Facilities Causing Loss of Forest Land

SEOUL, Apr. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The solar energy project carried out over the past three years has damaged some 4,407 hectares (44.07 million square meters) of forest land, records from the Korea Forest Service showed Thursday. Approximately 2.32 million trees were felled during the three-year period to set up solar energy development facilities, according [...]

South Korean Solar Energy Industry Braces for US Sales Drop After Tariffs Imposed

South Korean Solar Energy Industry Braces for US Sales Drop After Tariffs Imposed

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korea energy industry is expecting a significant sales drop in the U.S. as American trade authorities are set to impose so-called “safeguard” measures against imported solar cells and modules. As U.S. President Donald Trump announced steep tariffs targeting imported washing machines and solar cells on Tuesday, speculation is [...]

2nd Hearing Over Solar Cells and U.S. Safeguards Attended by South Korean Delegation

2nd Hearing Over Solar Cells and U.S. Safeguards Attended by South Korean Delegation

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean officials have defended the country’s makers of solar cells against a possible safeguard action by the United States during a public hearing, the foreign ministry said Thursday. A team of government officials from the foreign and trade ministries in charge of import regulations in overseas markets participated [...]

Anti-Fine Dust Environment Policy Draws Attention to Solar

Anti-Fine Dust Environment Policy Draws Attention to Solar

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) – As concerns over fine dust problems are seeing the newly formed Moon administration act swiftly to improve air quality, including closing down aging coal-fired power plants, eco-friendly solar energy businesses are attracting attention as a new private business model. According to renewable energy industry experts, private citizens with no [...]

S. Korea to Build Large-Scale Lab for Solar Photovoltaic Technology

S. Korea to Build Large-Scale Lab for Solar Photovoltaic Technology

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will build a large-scale laboratory for solar photovoltaic technology, allowing companies to test the safety and reliability of solar-powered products, officials said Wednesday.  The 1.5-megawatt lab will be built in the administrative capital of Sejong City, about 120 kilometers south of Seoul.  If completed, South Korea will [...]