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Court Puts Brakes on New Solar Energy Facilities over Environmental Damage Concerns

Court Puts Brakes on New Solar Energy Facilities over Environmental Damage Concerns

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean court has put the brakes on the controversial development of solar energy facilities in mountainous areas, over concerns about environmental damage. On Tuesday, the Cheongju District Court ruled against the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed by two solar power companies against Eumseong County, North Chungcheong Province, [...]

SK Energy to Produce Solar Power at Truck Service Stations

SK Energy to Produce Solar Power at Truck Service Stations

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Energy Co., South Korea’s leading refiner under SK Innovation Co., said Wednesday its solar power facilities will begin commercial operation in the upcoming months as the company further expands its presence in environment-friendly energy market. SK Energy said its truck service station in Changwon, 400 kilometers southeast of [...]

Courts Rule in Favor of Local Governments over Solar Power Projects

Courts Rule in Favor of Local Governments over Solar Power Projects

YEONGDONG, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – A series of court rulings have been made indicating that local governments are justified in disallowing solar power facilities that are recklessly installed amid the renewable energy craze. On June 29, the Supreme Court rejected an appeal filed by a solar power company against Yeongdong County, North Chungcheong Province, [...]

S. Korean Researchers Develop Method to Maximize Solar Power Generation on Rainy Days

S. Korean Researchers Develop Method to Maximize Solar Power Generation on Rainy Days

POHANG, Mar. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed a new device that can maximize the efficiency of solar power generation even on cloudy or rainy days. The researchers from Pohang University of Science and Technology, the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials and Kyung Hee University developed a new technology [...]

Seoul Mayor Suggests Filling Seoul’s Barren Rooftops with Gardens and Solar Panels

Seoul Mayor Suggests Filling Seoul’s Barren Rooftops with Gardens and Solar Panels

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon pointed out that “satellite photos of Seoul show how empty the roofs in Seoul are,” suggesting that at least one-third of all roof space be transformed into gardens or solar power generation stations. Park, at a policy debate on urban agriculture held at Seoul City [...]

Over 80 pct of South Koreans Back Renewable Energy Expansion: Poll

Over 80 pct of South Koreans Back Renewable Energy Expansion: Poll

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — More than eight in 10 South Koreans favor the increased use of renewable energy on the grounds that it is clean and inexhaustible, a poll showed Monday. According to the survey of 1,003 South Koreans across the nation, 86.2 percent of respondents said they are in favor of the [...]