West Sumatran geothermal energy potential estimated at 1,600 MW

Posted on February 21, 2018. Asian News.

Author: Alexander Richter Source: thinkgeoenergy.com The provincial government of West Sumatra in Indonesia, sees large untapped geothermal development potential that could supply power to the province and through the national transmission grid. The provincial Government of West Sumatra in Indonesia sees potential for geothermal development on up to 16 sites around six mountains in the… Read more »

Japan task force echoes foreign minister calls to back renewables over coal, nuclear

Posted on February 21, 2018. Asian News.

Source: channelnewsasia.com An energy task force advising Japan’s foreign minister has proposed boosting renewable energy and shifting away from coal-fired and nuclear power at home, arguing the country’s energy policies are outdated and undermine its global competitiveness. An energy task force advising Japan’s foreign minister has proposed boosting renewable energy and shifting away from coal-fired… Read more »

Thai co Superblock plans renewables expansion in Southeast Asia – report

Posted on February 20, 2018. Asian News.

Author: Ivan Shumkov Source: renewablesnow.com Thai utility Superblock Pcl (BKK:SUPER) intends to build 700 MW of wind parks in Vietnam before expanding with further renewable energy projects in Southeast Asia, chairman Jormsup Lochaya told Reuters. The company plans to spend a total of THB 56 billion (USD 1.76bn/EUR 1.44bn) on the Vietnamese wind plan, which… Read more »

China adds record 53.06 GW of solar in 2017

Posted on February 20, 2018. Asian News.

Author: Veselina Petrova Source: renewablesnow.com The Chinese solar power industry had a record year in 2017 when it saw the deployment of 53.06 GW of photovoltaic (PV) capacity. The capacity additions were 54% higher than in 2016, show statistics from Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory Co Ltd (AECEA). In the previous year, some 34.54 GW… Read more »

Hitachi nears $827m-plus deal for wind turbines with Taiwan

Posted on February 19, 2018. Asian News.

Author: Kensaku Ihara Source: asia.nikkei.com Hitachi appears set to win its first overseas order for large wind turbines, and the Japanese company intends to use the opportunity in Taiwan as a foothold to capture rising demand for renewable energy abroad. The decision by state-owned utility Taiwan Power to award the contract to Hitachi and its Belgian partner will be announced once details are worked… Read more »

Less headwinds for renewables now, says Indonesia pioneer

Posted on February 19, 2018. Asian News.

Source: steelguru.com Reuters reported that developer of Indonesia’s first commercial scale wind farm conditions for renewable energy investors are better now than ever before, but more work is still needed for the country to achieve its wind energy targets. Historically, the prospects of getting commercial projects up and running in Indonesia’s renewable energy sector were… Read more »

Cleantech Solar bags 27MW of industrial rooftop PPAs in Asia

Posted on February 15, 2018. Asian News.

Author: Tom Kenning Source: pv-tech.org Singapore-headquartered clean energy provider Cleantech Solar has signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 27MW of industrial rooftop solar projects across three customers in three Asian countries. The contracts cover full turnkey financing, design, installation, and full-life O&M of the solar PV systems. Customers will not have to make any upfront… Read more »

Sunseap and InfraCo Asia Development to Partner on Solar Project in Vietnam

Posted on February 15, 2018. Asian News.

Source: renewableenergymagazine.com Sunseap International, part of Singapore’s Sunseap Group, has signed an agreement with InfraCo Asia Development to jointly develop a 168 MWp utility scale solar power project in Vietnam. The solar project is in the Ninh Thuan province, on the south-central coast of Vietnam. It is one of the first large-scale solar projects in… Read more »

Vestas contracted for huge wind farm in Mukdahan

Posted on February 14, 2018. Asian News.

Source: nationmultimedia.com Vestas has secured a 45-megawatt order for 13 V136-3.45 MW turbines with a record-breaking hub height of 162 meters. Winchai Co Ltd has ordered the Rom Klao wind farm, which will feature the highest turbine towers in Asia. The V136-3.45MW turbine features Vestas’ advanced aerofoil design, the proven 4MW nacelle, and the High… Read more »

Swancor, Macquarie and EnBW to jointly develop offshore wind farms

Posted on February 14, 2018. Asian News.

Author: Nuying Huang, Adam Hwang Source: digitimes.com Swancor Renewable Energy and Australia-based partner Macquarie Capital have signed with Germany-based energy developer Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG (EnBW) to jointly develop three offshore wind farms west of Changhua County, central Taiwan, with planned total installation capacity of 2,000MW. The three wind farm projects passed environment impact assessment by… Read more »