China pushing hard on Asia-Africa-Europe HVDC-powerline network
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China pushing hard on Asia-Africa-Europe HVDC-powerline network

If at some point in the future, the planet decides to build a global network of powerlines - then we're going to be solar powered 24/7. The sun never sets on Earth - just on you or I personally. Now, from a geopolitical standpoint - its scary that the world's largest country has powerlines within your borders, and might have the ability to control the electricity on those powerlines. It seems Laos' powergrid is about completely filled with Chinese hydropower. What about Laos' political structure? Must be a lot like having the United States trolling your water for oil. (more…)
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China May Lift 2020 Solar Target To 150GW
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China May Lift 2020 Solar Target To 150GW

Originally published on RenewEconomy Deutsche Bank analysts say local media reports in China suggest that the country’s 2020 solar power target could be lifted to 150 GW from the current target of 100 GW – meaning more than 20 GW of solar would need to be added in each year from 2016 to 2020. The reports come as China president Xi Jinping pledged during a visit to the US and meetings with President Barack Obama to introduce a nation-wide emissions trading scheme in 2017, and give priority to renewable energy installations. [caption id="attachment_594" align="aligncenter" width="500"] China's largest solar farm in Xuzhou…
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Global Power Grid – it’s always sunny on half of the Earth
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Global Power Grid – it’s always sunny on half of the Earth

Imagine you are sometime in the early 1800's and you wanted to send a letter to the United States from England - well - with the newest technology built into ships, the best maps and experienced captains would take you only two weeks. That's a heck of a lot better than Marco Polo taking a decade to get back from China. Now, let's jump to 1858 - the first TransAtlantic Telegraph Cable led to the first near instant communication across a great ocean. It was an amazing creation! Through the existence of human beings - communication of information was dangerous,…
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China has started building its largest solar installation yet
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China has started building its largest solar installation yet

Construction Begins On 200 MW Solar Project In Gobi Desert — China’s Largest Solar Energy Facility To Date Construction has now begun on the 200 megawatt (MW) solar energy project being developed in China’s Gobi Desert, according to recent reports. The facility is currently slated to be the largest solar energy project in the country once completed — with a nameplate capacity of 200 MW, and a project area of 2,550 hectares. Once completed, the 200 MW facility in Qinghai province is expected to produce enough electricity to provide for the needs of up to 1 million regional households —…
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