Energy for transport

(Solar power)

World Bank aids Vietnam’s transition to a solar auction program

The Global Infrastructure Facility’s (GIF) Governing Council has approved $1.5m in funding to support the World Bank’s work with the government of Vietnam on a Solar Pilot Auction Program. The GIF, working with the World Bank’s Energy Global Practice, will help the government to design and ...

How Solar Could Save The Mekong

A simple feasibility analysis shows the Mekong River in Cambodia would benefit from floating solar plants coupled with storage, rather than more hydro. Cambodia’s Great Lake, the Tonle Sap and Vietnam’s Mekong Delta are suffering harmful impacts from the suppression of the Mekong River’s annual flood ...

Good news for the Mekong

Letter to the Editor (of The Phnom Penh Post) Dear Editor, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) was extremely pleased to hear recent comments from His Excellency Keo Rattanak, the director-general of Electricite du Cambodge (EDC), that he does not want to see the proposed Mekong River mainstream hydropower ...

Chinese-invested firm builds solar-panel plant without environmental report

JA Solar Vietnam, a subsidiary of Chinese JA Solar Group, is building a big $280 million solar panel plant in Bac Giang province, though it has still not submitted a report on the possible impact on the environment as stipulated by law. The Bac Giang provincial ...

Japanese MFI starts social loans expansion

Japanese microfinance lender MJI Enterprise has started offering three new types of loan and is expanding into two new areas, its chief executive told The Myanmar Times. Yuko Kato said the firm is now offering education, health-care and solar power loans, in addition to its ...

Environmentalists, solar sector see hope in treaty

A new treaty signed by Cambodia’s delegation to the COP22 climate conference in Marrakesh aims to bolster the country’s nascent solar energy industry, though some say substantial outside assistance is needed for solar to take off. On the sidelines of the conference on Tuesday, Environment ...

PEA unit enters solar power system distribution deal

PEA ENCOM International Co on September 21 announced its collaboration with Fah Chai Engineering, a provider of solar power systems, to offer such systems via its PEA Shops nationwide, focusing on customers of its parent, the Provincial Electricity Authority. PEA Encom, a state enterprise, has been authorised ...

Myanmar told to exploit more solar, wind resources

Myanmar is moving to exploit solar and wind energy, but experts said such attempts must be stepped up to smoothen the country’s development. Soe Soe Ohn, director of the national electrification project at the Rural Development Department, said solar energy offered high potential particularly in rural ...

Incentives may come for solar power investments

The Vietnamese Government plans to develop solar power and discuss incentives to encourage solar energy projects in the country. Government to outline incentive options for PM’s consideration as interest in solar power investments continues to rise. Increasing numbers of investors are expressing an interest in solar power ...

Chinese cash in on Thai solar power

Chinese solar companies are looking for opportunities in Thailand as an alternative growth destination to China, where the renewable power market has reached saturation point, according to BMI Research. Thailand is emerging as an attractive destination for renewable energy investment as the government looks to reduce the country’s reliance ...

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