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

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

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

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