In Cambodia, solar power surges

One hour west of Cambodia’s capital an array of iridescent panels stretches between palm trees, glistening through dust clouds from a neighbouring highway. A year ago it was a barren expanse of chalky soil. Now it’s Cambodia’s largest solar farm. The joint Cambodian-Chinese project, which came ...

ADB, DHD deal to provide first large-scale floating solar PV in Vietnam

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed a $37 million loan agreement with Da Nhim – Ham Thuan – Da Mi Hydro Power Joint Stock Company (DHD) to finance the installation of a 47.5 megawatt (MW) peak floating photovoltaic (PV) solar power facility on the ...

CDC approves solar parks in Kampong Chhnang and Pursat

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) on Thursday approved the registration of solar park projects in Kampong Chhnang and Pursat provinces. Both solar farms are an investment of Schneitec Sustainable. Each park will have a capacity of 60 megawatts and will cost $58 million. One ...

Chea Vannak

Vietnam: 4 GW PV Installation Finished in Past Two Months

According to latest statistics from Electricity of Vietnam ( EVN ), The country has 82 solar power plants connect to power network in past two months, with total 4,464 MW, and it accounts about 8.28% in Vietnam electricity supply mix, which is far more than ...

Kampong Speu’s solar farm completed

The newest solar farm in the Kingdom, built in Kampong Speu by SchneiTec Renewable, has been completed and is fully operational, the Ministry of Mines and Energy announced yesterday. The farm, located on 200 hectares of land in Kampong Speu’s Oudong district, can produce 60 megawatts, ...

Chea Vannak

Solar power shines in Myanmar

Myanmar’s launch of its first commercial solar plant last month is a step in the right direction for a country that has yet to provide more than half of its citizens with proper access to electricity. Constructed on over 836 acres of land, an area equivalent ...

Jason Thomas

Gov’t to reduce reliance on hydro

The government will prioritise renewable energy development rather than hydroelectric power, Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) director-general Keo Rattanak has said. Private sector insiders have hailed the decision, saying investment in solar power would make the Kingdom’s manufacturing sector more competitive due to lower prices. Speaking at a ...

Thou Vireak

Thai industrial group powers up 2 huge Vietnam solar farms

B. Grimm Group, Thailand’s oldest industrial group, has won a race against time to begin operating two of Southeast Asia’s largest solar farms, both located in Vietnam. The two plants came online last month and will raise the share of solar in B. Grimm’s energy portfolio to nearly ...

Peter Janssen

Myanmar launches first solar power plant

The Minbo Solar Power Plant project, hailed as a triumph by some Myanmar people and the Thai investors who supported this first phase, was celebrated with an opening ceremony on Thursday. The plant is Myanmar’s first renewable energy and solar power project, and viewed by many ...

Cambodia’s Dam Troubles, Power Woes Seen as Arguments For More Solar Energy Use

When the lights literally went out in many parts of Cambodia in February and stayed off in some areas during the following months, people immediately pointed their fingers at Prime Minister Hun Sen. They accused the mercurial autocrat who has ruled the country for more than ...

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