Electricity production

Renewable energy production

Sunlabob to implement rooftop solar at World Bank office in Laos

Sunlabob Renewable Energy Ltd., a venture-backed company specializing in renewable energy and clean water products, recently finalized a contract to implement a 40 kWp building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) solar system on the roof of the new World Bank office in Vientiane. Keep reading ...

Wind, solar power can help Vietnam solve energy problem: experts

Greater energy efficiency and expansion in renewables could help Vietnam meet an expected 7-10 percent increase in power demand each year through 2030, experts said at a recent conference.   The country needs to tap into various energy sources, including coal, natural gas, wind, solar and hydropower, ...

'Renewable energy' plans steady growth

Renewable energy is one of the main sectors expected to engage in more merger and acquisition (M&A) activity offshore in the next three to five years, according to Kasikornbank. KBank, one of the major banks involved with corporate fund-raising, on 21 October shared its views on the upward ...

Laos confident about development of Don Sahong dam

Lao Deputy Prime Minister Somsavat Lengsavad is confident the run-of-river Don Sahong dam in Champassak province will be a success after learning more about the processes involved in the scheme. Mr Somsavat went to the project site in southern Laos on 11 October after visiting Cambodia to ...

Laos' Khammouane province to study solar, wind power

The development of solar and wind power in Laos’ central Khammouane province is to be investigated following earlier mixed results, an official has said. The PP Electric Company in Vientiane has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Khammouane provincial Planning and Investment Department to conduct ...

Cambodia well suited for solar, though use remains low

Cambodia has a high degree of solar radiation, making the country a good place for the renewable energy source, a report from the Asian Development Bank says. However, the number of places using it remains very low. There are potentially 134,500 square kilometers suitable to photovoltaic ...

Thailand's IEA signs deal for largest ASEAN wind farm in south Laos

Thai renewable company Impact Energy Asia (IEA) plans to build the largest wind farm in ASEAN – and generate 600 megawatts on 400,000 rai in southern Laos – under an agreement signed by the Lao government and the company on 7 August. “Called Monsoon Wind Farm, the US$1.5 ...

Laos agrees to consult with neighbors on Don Sahong dam project

Laos has announced that it will submit the proposed Don Sahong dam on the Mekong River for “prior consultation” within a regional mechanism but will not suspend development of the controversial project that has been criticized by its neighbors and environmentalists. Previously, Laos has refused to comply with a ...

Chinese dam builder in Myanmar cuts food aid to protest-backing families

China Power Investment Corporation (CPI), builder of the controversial Myitsone Dam in Myanmar’s Kachin State, has cut off food assistance to at least two families—among hundreds displaced by the project—after they backed protests against the dam. The two families were from Aungmyinthar village, one of two ...

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