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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 [...]

Samsung Electronics Pivots to Renewable Energy

Samsung Electronics Pivots to Renewable Energy

SEOUL, Jun. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics revealed yesterday that it will be installing solar power generators at all of its business facilities in the U.S., Europe and China. In Korea, some but not all facilities will be equipped with solar power generating systems. To kick off the initiative, Samsung will install solar panels [...]

Central Government, Solar Power Industry Hold Discussion about Potential US Protectionist Policies

Central Government, Solar Power Industry Hold Discussion about Potential US Protectionist Policies

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – A meeting held on September 25 was attended by officials from the Ministries of Trade, Industry and Energy and Foreign Affairs and representatives from the South Korean solar power industry to discuss potential repercussions from looming U.S. protectionist activity. The meeting was held in the aftermath of the USITC’s [...]