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Government’s Nuclear Phase-out Policy Responsible for Surge in Landslides ?

Government’s Nuclear Phase-out Policy Responsible for Surge in Landslides ?

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid a string of landslides following heavy downpours across the country, some are blaming the solar power facilities installed on a number of mountain slopes across the country as one of primary factors behind the increase in landslides. In particular, some claim that the number of such facilities increased [...]

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 [...]