Solar energy cooperation with China thrives in Vietnam

Posted on November 09, 2017. Asian News.

Source: ecns.cn When it comes to China’s overseas investment in developing countries, what comes to mind for many is infrastructure building and traditional manufacturing. That’s now changing. Chinese investment in solar energy is giving this industry a big boost. Vinasolar was established in 2014, with a belief that the Belt and Road Initiative would bring… Read more »

Japan’s Fujita Corp to build 1.8-MW biomass plant in Myanmar

Posted on November 09, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Lucas Morais Source: renewablesnow.com Japanese construction firm Fujita Corporation announced last week that it will develop a 1.8-MW biomass project in Myanmar. Local firm Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation Limited, or MAPCO, is its partner in the project. They will work on the scheme through a newly-created joint venture called Myaung Mya FM Biomass Power Co Ltd. Fujita… Read more »

Philippines Energy Secretary ‘not keen’ on extending FITs for biomass projects

Posted on November 08, 2017. Asian News.

Source: bioenergy-news.com The Energy Secretary of the Philippines is not keen on extending feed in tariffs (FITs) for biomass, according to report in Power Philippines News. It was reported on the news channel that Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said: “The Philippines, as a developing country… it’s difficult for us to be giving subsidy or FIT. Especially when… Read more »

Green Mining Starts in Japanese City in December

Posted on November 08, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Christine Masters Source: cryptovest.com Mining is becoming a professional activity- on the lookout for cheap energy, and sometimes, green alternatives. Japan has moved in as the next hot spot for mining operations. The Tokyo-based mining company, Miner Garage Co., plans to launch a green energy site in mid-December. The plan follows a recent licensing… Read more »

responsAbility and Cleantech Solar will develop rooftop solar in Asia

Posted on November 07, 2017. Asian News.

Source: pv-magazine.com responsAbility and Cleantech Solar have signed an agreement for $20 million to finance rooftop solar energy for commercial and industrial customers in South-East Asia and India. Switzerland-based asset manager, responsAbility Investments AG and Singapore-based solar energy provider, Cleantech Solar have signed an agreement for a $20 million long-term corporate loan. The fund will… Read more »

KEPCO Seeks to Issue $500M Green Bond

Posted on November 07, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Jung Min-hee Source: businesskorea.co.kr South Korea’s state-run utility company Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) is seeking to issue green bonds worth US$500 million (557.75 billion won), according to electric power industry sources on November 5. This is the fifth South Korean company and the first non-financial company or institution to issue green bonds. As… Read more »

VN plans major solar power growth

Posted on November 06, 2017. Asian News.

Source: vietnamnews.vn Over 100 provincial government officials, investors and other stakeholders gathered yesterday in HCM City to discuss policies for the development of solar energy. ”We would like to provide guidance to investors, local governments and financial institutions about how to develop solar energy in Việt Nam,” Phạm Trọng Thực, deputy head of the Ministry of… Read more »

Composite biomass energy helps generate renewable energy in Japan

Posted on November 06, 2017. Asian News.

Source: energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com This facility will combine the methane fermentation treatment of sewage sludge, human waste/septic tank sludge and food waste at a single facility, which, until now, had been treated at separate facilities, and to generate electric power. The remaining fermentation residue will be converted to fuel and energy. The construction, operation and maintenance of… Read more »

Sonnen strikes AU$90m deal with installer to enter Philippines and Malaysia markets

Posted on November 03, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Andy Colthorpe Source: energy-storage.news German energy storage system and energy management services provider Sonnen has made its first play for home storage markets in the Philippines and Malaysia. Australian solar and energy storage installer Natural Solar announced this morning that it has struck a distribution deal for the two Southeast Asian markets worth AU$90… Read more »

Hanwha to build huge floating solar power farm

Posted on November 03, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Kim Jee-Hee Source: koreajoongangdaily.joins.com A consortium of Hanwha General Chemical and Korea Midland Power has been selected as preferred bidder to build the world’s largest floating solar power plant in Dangjin, South Chungcheong, on Thursday. The project to build the 100-megawatt solar power plant has been led by the Korea Rural Community Corporation. Once… Read more »