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Vietnam and Thailand attract German solar energy funds

A German crowd investing platform for green energy is looking to further expand in Southeast Asia after most recently acquiring a Thai solar project.  Ecoligo bought SEA Rooftop Solar, the Thai solar subsidiary of German utility giant RWE, in December. With the deal, whose price has not been disclosed, ...

JENS KASTNER

Thai protests slow transition to renewables

Mass protests against Thailand’s government and monarchy are creating political uncertainty that is likely to last for an extended period—and make the country’s renewable energy targets harder to meet. Protesters have three main aims: the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, reform of the monarchy and ...

Accelerating Mini-Grids In Myanmar And Expanding Energy Access To Villagers

Only 50% of households in Myanmar, one of the poorest nations in Southeast Asia, are connected to the public grid. Five years ago, the government set a goal of electrifying 100% of the country by 2030. With that in mind, in June, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, together ...

Anne Field

Mekong Delta provinces build more wind power projects

Numerous wind power projects are being implemented in provinces in the Mekong Delta region. Bạc Liêu is one of the pioneering provinces developing coastal wind power. Almost the entire length of the province’s coastline is covered with wind and solar power projects. Contractors are currently carrying out construction on many items at the ...

VNS

Myanmar aims for 14% power generation from renewable sources

Myanmar is aiming to generate 14 percent of the country’s electricity needs through renewable energy, U Win Khaing, Minister of Electricity and Energy, said during the Singapore International Energy Week 2020 held during October 26 to 30. He said Myanmar needs to choose sustainable sources of ...

Chan Mya Htwe

Nearly 10GW of additional floating solar to be installed globally by 2025 – Fitch

Driven by increased investor interest and a growing project pipeline, utility-scale floating solar installations are set to take off globally over the next few years, a report from Fitch Solutions says. The consultancy estimates that nearly 10GW of new floating solar capacity will be installed in ...

Jules Scully

Builds largest wind power plant in the Mekong River Delta

The Vietnamese company Hacom Bac Lieu started this Sunday the first phase of the construction of the Hoa Binh 5 wind power plant in the Vinh Thinh commune, in the Hoa Binh district, in this southern province, with a total investment of 139 , 1 ...

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Vietnam steps up clean energy development: report

The year 2020 marks a major turning point in the energy industry of Vietnam, with clean energy strengthening its solid position and establishing itself as a profitable sector with significant potential for development, while coal-fired thermal power no longer holding the position as a favoured energy source in the ...

Renewable Energy Challenges In Southeast Asia

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 (IRENA), this objective entails a “two-and-a-half-fold ...

The ASEAN Post Team

Plans for wind power from Chinese firm fall apart in Myanmar

Residents of Chaung Tha, a holiday resort and village on the Bay of Bengal, are still relying on diesel generators to get them through electricity blackouts more than four years after Myanmar’s government gave a Chinese company the go-ahead to build a wind farm nearby. Shortly ...

Kyaw Ye Lynn

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