Electricity production

Renewable energy production

Vestas delivering Vietnam’s tallest turbines in Mekong Delta wind project

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is elevating its status in Vietnam’s energy market. The company has secured an order for 67 MW of wind capacity in two projects. Vestas says the turbines ordered will be the tallest in the country with hub heights of about 162 meters (close ...

Rod Walton

Vietnam finally unveils new FITs for large-scale, rooftop, floating PV

The Vietnamese government has set new feed-in tariff (FIT) rates for utility-scale, rooftop and floating solar installations. The new purchase price for electricity generated by ground-mounted PV plants is $0.0709/kWh over a period of 20 years, and $0.0838/kWh for rooftop PV arrays. The government will also ...

Brian Publicover

450MW solar plant to be built in south-central Vietnam

A 450-megawatt solar plant, the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia, will be built in the south-central province of Ninh Thuan in Vietnam, it has been announced. According to a WAM report, construction of the solar farm in Phuoc Minh commune will start in the ...

Jason Saundalkar

Myanmar govt considering renewables: energy minister

The National League for Democracy-led government says it is now considering a number of renewable energy proposals. The Minister of Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing announced the decision after a meeting of the National Renewable Energy Committee this week. He said proposals being considered include 61 ...

CHAN MYA HTWE

Vietnam has only weeks left to get its wind market back on track

Previously praised for its attractiveness and gusty growth, Vietnam’s wind market now faces a pivotal moment. Should the Vietnamese government fail to send a clear signal of continued support for the industry in the coming weeks, investors could pull out and the country could miss its ...

Tim Ha

Tackling Myanmar’s climate crisis with solar

The ASEAN Post recently published an article on extreme climate in Myanmar and its threat to the locals, agriculture, ecosystems and more. It is said that Myanmar is one of the most vulnerable countries at risk of climate crisis. Extreme droughts and flooding in recent years and ...

Athira Nortajuddin

$4M solar farm investment launched in Cambodia

Pestech International, a Malaysian company that specialises in solar power technology and infrastructure, has expanded its presence in the Kingdom. The Edge Markets reported yesterday that Pestech has acquired a 94 percent stake in Green Sustainable Ventures (Cambodia). The investment is worth $4 million, according to ...

Jose Rodriguez T. Senase

Vietnam to stop licensing large-scale solar projects

In a newly published policy document, Hanoi has urged regional governments and the country’s state-run utility, EVN, to suspend authorizations for new solar parks until further notice. Around 8.93 GW of utility-scale solar capacity is already approved for development in Vietnam, according to the Ministry ...

Emiliano Bellini

ASEAN’s renewable energy challenges

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has set an ambitious target of securing 23 percent of its primary energy from renewable sources by 2025 as energy demand in the region is expected to grow by 50 percent. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency ...

Analysis: Floating solar power along the dammed-up Mekong River

For two decades or more, alarms have been sounding for the Mekong Delta. It’s being hammered by climate change, by a proliferation of upstream dams, by unsustainable and inappropriate farming practices, by greed and political expediency. The punishment the delta’s taking has been well reported, ...

David Brown

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