New Delhi: China’s Longi Green Energy Technology Co., the world’s biggest solar company, is entering the hydrogen market, industry publication Solarzoom reported. Xi’an Longi Hydrogen Technology Co. was registered March 31 in China, according to Solarzoom. Longi’s billionaire founder and president Li Zhenguo is serving as the company’s chairman, and the shareholders are Xi’an Longi Green Energy Venture Capital Management Co. and Shanghai Zhuqueying Private Equity Investment Fund Partnership. Longi didn’t respond to emailed requests for comment. The firm, which manufactures wafers, cells and panels, is the world’s largest solar company by market capitalization, at about $52 billion as of Friday’s close. Shares rose as much as 4.9% on Tuesday morning in Asia. Energy companies are increasingly turning to hydrogen as a possible carbon-free fuel that could be produced by electrolysis of water powered by renewable energy, and then stored and transported and used in … [Read more...] about World’s biggest solar company joins the hydrogen game
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IKEA has revealed a number of rules that shoppers will have to follow when it reopens stores in England and Wales on April 12. The retailer said it would be putting in place "stringent" measures to ensure that staff and customers can shop safely when stores reopen next week. This includes putting extra hand sanitiser facilities throughout stores, and more cleaning will take place - especially across bathrooms, trolleys, bags, touchscreens and rest areas. However, restaurants in stores will remain closed until May 17 in line with Government guidelines. But Ikea 's Bistros, which offer a contact-free takeaway service, will remain open along with its Swedish Food Markets. It comes as Boris Johnson confirmed non-essential retail will reopen on April 12 as planned under his roadmap out of lockdown. If you're planning on taking a trip to Ikea when stores reopen from next week, you'll have to follow a number of rules. Social distancing measures will be in place … [Read more...] about Ikea reopening plans and rules explained, including when its restaurants will start serving
SINGAPORE: In the current era of cheap mobile data plans, it is hard to imagine ever going back to the days when one had to pay more for less. In 2016, mobile phone users had to contend with paying above S$5 for every gigabyte of mobile data a month. Even that was considered a good deal. An add-on data plan offered by Singtel, priced at S$5.35 per gigabyte, for a limited promotional period was touted as one of the most affordable around then. Today, the average person pays between S$0.20 and S$0.50 per gigabyte for the most basic mobile plans, which is up to 25 times more cost-effective than what it was five years ago. This steep plunge in prices was not due to any technological marvel that occurred in the past five years. It did not, for example, become 25 times cheaper for telcos to broadcast 4G signals, which was the dominant technology then, as it is now. Instead, the authorities had sought to shake up Singapore’s telco industry that was made up of three 800-pound … [Read more...] about The Big Read: Consumers smiling as prices tumble but is that all there is to greater telco competition?
Aldi customers have been left fuming after a hanging egg chair which was supposed to go on sale this morning, still isn't available online. The egg chairs - which are a firm fan favourite and usually sell out in minutes - were supposed to be available from 8am this morning. But customers have been trying to make purchases all morning and haven't been able to buy them. The website still says that the 'On Sale' date is April 11, 2021, but when you go to add the chairs to your basket, the button is blocked and it says 'coming soon'. Some customers have said they've wasted hours trying to buy the chairs to no avail. Aslam tweeted: "Wasted time trying to find one. Website still says coming soon (11-April-2021) and now its 11am." Georgina added: "Will the egg chair be available to buy today? Says the 11th online. Thanks Aldi." Some customers had managed to get through to customer services, only to be told that the release date had changed but the website had not yet … [Read more...] about Aldi customers fuming hanging egg chairs STILL aren’t available to buy after wasting hours online
On an average day, about a dozen new games are released on Steam. And while we think that's a good thing, it can be understandably hard to keep up with. Potentially exciting gems are sure to be lost in the deluge of new things to play unless you sort through every single game that is released on Steam. So that’s exactly what we’ve done. If nothing catches your fancy this week, we've gathered the best PC games you can play right now and a running list of the 2021 games that are launching this year. First Class Trouble Steam page Here's a social deduction game with more than a whiff of Among Us about it, albeit with a completely different art style. The multiplayer game is split into two factions: the Residents and the Personoids. The former want to shut down the rogue AI of a luxury ship, while the latter want to access the AI in order to collaborate with it. The luxury ship itself is sprawling, and it looks like there's a ton of novel ways to dispense of your … [Read more...] about Five new Steam games you probably missed (April 12, 2021)