Indonesia inaugurates its first three solar plus storage mini-grids

Posted on June 19, 2018. Asian News.

Source: Indonesia has reached a milestone, having inaugurated its first three solar+storage mini-grids, thus enabling three remote villages to enjoy uninterrupted, off-grid access to electricity for the entire day. Indonesia’s dispersed, mountainous and seismically active geography is an obstacle to the development of cost effective grid-connected electricity systems, however the 1.2 MW mini-grids commissioned by… Read more »

Solenergy installs rooftop solar PV system for JTI’s plant in Batangas

Posted on June 19, 2018. Asian News.

Source: SOLENERGY Systems Inc. has installed a rooftop solar PV system running at 4.77 megawatts peak-energy generation for Japan Tobacco International’s (JTI) new manufacturing plant in Batangas. The solar-power system is composed of 17,040 solar panels from Canadian Solar Inc., covering a roof area of over 27,000 square meters. Solenergy said this is the largest… Read more »

Leviste’s solar firm invests in Indonesia

Posted on June 14, 2018. Asian News.

Source: Solar Philippines is investing in a 1.5-megawatt solar power project in an off-grid area in Indonesia, an official said over the weekend. “Indonesia actually has no viable RE (renewable energy) subsidy right now but we’re actually constructing our first overseas project in Indonesia this quarter,” Solar Philippines president Leandro Leviste told reporters. “It’s going… Read more »

Societe Generale approved to issue Taiwan dollar green bonds

Posted on June 14, 2018. Asian News.

Source: Taipei, June 13 (CNA) Societe Generale, a French-based banking group, has secured approval from the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) to issue Taiwan dollar-denominated “green bonds” in Taiwan. The FSC, the top financial regulator in Taiwan, said Societe Generale is expected to issue NT$15.6 billion (US$523 million) in green bonds, making it the first… Read more »

Four Korean firms to invest $4.4bn in Philippine energy sector

Posted on June 12, 2018. Asian News.

Source: The Philippines Department of Energy has received letters of intent (LoI) from four Korean companies to invest a total of $4.4bn in various energy projects in the country. The companies SK Engineering & Construction, Sy Enc, BKS Energy Industry and SK E&S formally submitted their LoIs during the Philippines-Korea Business Forum. Philippines Department of… Read more »

Vietnam clears 79.5 MW of wind, solar projects – report

Posted on June 12, 2018. Asian News.

Source: Wind and solar projects with a combined capacity of 79.5 MW have been given the green light by provincial authorities in Vietnam, Viet Nam News reports. The People’s Committee of central Quang Tri Province on Friday awarded permission for the construction of a 30-MW wind park in Huong Hiep Commune, Dakrong district. The so-called… Read more »

Solar Philippines set to finish big projects

Posted on June 08, 2018. Asian News.

Source: Solar Philippines is looking to complete solar projects with a combined output of 400 megawatts this year, including those in off-grid areas, an official said Wednesday. “Among the projects that we are completing and constructing already now, we’re looking at 400 MW by the end of this year. Tarlac, Cavite, Batangas, and our smaller… Read more »

Malaysian government urged to review ‘fast track’ large-scale solar projects

Posted on June 06, 2018. Asian News.

Source: Industry group also wants the government to focus its efforts on the development of practical and affordable systems The Malaysian Photovoltaic Industry Association (MPIA) is urging the newly elected Malaysian government to expedite rooftop solar energy systems because of their potential energy generating capacity, and at the same time to address “serious shortcomings”… Read more »

China putting major brakes on solar deployment as new market rules imposed

Posted on June 06, 2018. Asian News.

Source: No sooner than all of the huge exhibition stands at SNEC 2018 were dismantled last Thursday, China’s regulatory organisations overseeing the solar industry, instigated new policies Friday that could have a similar effect on the utility-scale and distributed generation (DG) markets in the country. In a co-ordinated move, The National Development and Reform… Read more »