Asia and the fall of coal

The sudden shift, years ahead of schedule, from coal toward renewables is remaking Asia’s energy economy – with repercussions to be felt across the world. The present – and future – does not look good for what, only a few years ago, seemed like a ...

Services the next frontier in Asian energy revolution

Modern life is characterized by a constant quest for energy. Every day, we refill our gas tanks, charge our phones or replace the batteries in our devices. This need for energy can provoke anxiety when we cannot find power plugs to charge our laptops in ...

PTT subsidiary GPSC plans EV battery plant

Global Power Synergy, a subsidiary of PTT, plans to set up a factory in Thailand next year to make batteries for electric vehicles, PTT president and chief executive officer Tevin Vongvanich said recently. He said the company’s board visited a battery plant in the US city of ...

Vietnamese scientist uses nano particles to make heat-reflective paint

The solar heat reflectivity of a new paint invented by a local scientist is up to 90 percent, while the concrete surface temperature reduction could be up to 8-9oC. High durability is also a typical feature of the paint product using nano particles invented by Dr. ...

ADB gets behind solar project

The Asian Development Bank has financially backed Singapore’s Sunseap Group’s project to build Cambodia’s first large-scale solar power project under a long-term agreement with the state-run energy utility Electricite Du Cambodge. ADB’s private sector operations department will provide Sunseap Asset (Cambodia) with a debt financing ...

Solar power costs remain high in Vietnam

Vietnam’s renewable energy production costs remain higher than other countries as the country still does not have a competitive solar energy market. Many people in the country have saved money by using solar energy. A solar energy system with capacity of 1 KW was installed on the ...

Vietnam wants to develop high-tech wind power plants

Renewable energy, especially wind power, is believed to be the solution to Vietnam’s increasingly high demand for power. Fifty wind power projects have been registered in Vietnam so far, but only four of them, with the total capacity of 159.2 MW, have been put into commercial ...

Co-ops seek lucky draw for solar power grid plan

Agriculture cooperatives nationwide will submit a petition to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha Tuesday asking the government to use a lucky draw to select solar farm projects which will supply electricity to the national power grid, instead of bidding as proposed. Patipol Keturatanang, chairman of Na Bon Agricultural ...

Solar pegged for urban expansion

Solar power has always been an easier sell in sun-drenched rural Cambodia, where millions of villagers live beyond the reach of electrical grids and those with connections face tariffs up to a staggering 3,000-riel per kilowatt hour. Declining prices of solar technology and a growing ...

Asia urged to push for energy interconnection

The key to promoting energy transition in Asia lies in the massive development and distribution of clean energy. “The discrepancy in energy consumption and distribution decides that building energy interconnection in Asia is an inevitable way forward to promote energy transition and realize clean development,” ...

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