China poised for Thailand’s solar move

In March, Thailand announced it will draft a master plan to reach net zero carbon emissions. Though it has not set a date for net zero, that deadline will proably be announced in November at the COP26 UN climate talks. According to energy secretary Kulit Sombasiri, talking ...

Tyler Roney

Mekong Delta attractive to renewable energy investment

Eleven of 13 cities and provinces in the region hold great potential for solar energy development, with average solar radiation of 1.387-1.534 Kwh per year. Coastal areas in the region have high potential to develop wind power, with wind speeds of 6.5-7m per second. Taking advantage of its natural conditions and investment ...

VNA

Myanmar Junta Invites Bids for New Solar Power Projects

The military regime is seeking tenders to implement 12 solar power projects to raise foreign currency, with some 40 firms including Thai and Chinese companies planning to make bids. Bids for the 12 solar power projects were invited on May 24 and tenders are to be ...

THE IRRAWADDY

Japan Shifts Toward Clean Energy in Southeast Asia as China Stokes up Coal

Japan has launched a $10 billion fund to promote clean energy in Southeast Asia, amid growing signs that the world’s third-largest economy is shifting away from the investments in coal-fired power generation still heavily promoted by its key strategic rival for regional influence – China. The Asia ...

As Banks Shun Coal, Vietnam Emerges an Unlikely Solar Champion

Nguyen Tuan was watching the sun shine down on his four-hectare cantaloupe farm in southern Vietnam when he realized it could do more than help his crops grow. The 46-year-old installed 40 solar panels on greenhouses at his farm 55 miles outside of Ho Chi Minh ...

Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen, Dan Murtaugh, John Boudreau

Thailand floats hydro-solar projects for its dams as fossil fuel supplement

Thailand is close to completing one the world’s biggest floating hydro-solar hybrid projects on the surface of a dam, a step toward boosting renewable energy production after years of criticism for reliance on fossil fuels. About 144,417 solar panels are being installed on a reservoir in ...

Reuters

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

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

Thailand's 12.5-MW floating solar system goes live

The first large-scale floating solar power facility in Thailand, with a capacity of 12.5 MW, has started supplying power to the grid, China’s JA Solar Technology Co Ltd (SHE:002459), which provided the solar modules for the project, said on Wednesday. The installation is located on an ...

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

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