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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 [...]

Hanwha’s Solar Energy Subsidiaries Combine into Hanwha Q-Cells

Hanwha’s Solar Energy Subsidiaries Combine into Hanwha Q-Cells

SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Two major players in Hanwha Group’s photovoltaic business, Hanwha SolarOne and Hanwha Q-Cells, have decided to integrate with each other and to begin operating under the name of Hanwha Q-Cells. On February 4, Hanwha SolarOne held an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders in Shanghai, China, and decided to acquire all [...]

Korean Research Team Develops Process to Split Water to Produce Hydrogen

Korean Research Team Develops Process to Split Water to Produce Hydrogen

SEOUL, Sep. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – A Korean research team has succeeded in developing a new nanotechnology material to split water using solar energy. The research project, sponsored by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, was led by Prof. Park Jong-hyeok of SungKyunKwan University and Kim Jong-kyu of Postech as well as Xinjian Shi, and [...]

South Africa’s Green Rush

South Africa’s Green Rush

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014 (Korea Bizwire) – Business leaders surveyed by AT Kearney, the global management consultancy, have more confidence in South Africa as an investment destination than they do in many western European countries and emerging powerhouses like Chile and Malaysia. One reason is Pretoria’s much lauded renewable energy program which in the view of London-based risk [...]

Hanwha Q CELLS Completes United States’ First Solar Farm on a Superfund Site

Hanwha Q CELLS Completes United States’ First Solar Farm on a Superfund Site

INDIANAPOLIS, April, 9, 2014 (Korea Bizwire)–Hanwha Q CELLS, an international solar developer, manufacturer and  solutions provider, commemorated the historic completion of the first  utility scale solar project constructed on an active EPA Superfund site.  Hanwha Q CELLS was joined by project partners including the US EPA,  Vertellus Specialties Inc., Indiana Department of Environmental  Management, Indiana [...]