Cost overruns threaten Korea’s large-scale wind, solar projects

Posted on November 02, 2017. Asian News.

Source: asian-power.com Project delays at construction stage also loom ahead. Moody’s Investors Service says that Korea’s increasing focus on renewables, and particular on solar and wind power, will drive growth in the country’s renewable sector over at least the next three to five years. “The Korean government’s aim to increase generation from renewables to 20%… Read more »

Google wants Asia to get serious about renewable energy

Posted on November 02, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Robin Hicks Source: eco-business.com Google uses more electricity than the city of San Francisco and its energy demands are growing by 20 per cent a year. The tech giant is aiming to be completely powered by renewables in 2017, and wants Asian policymakers to make it easier for companies to buy clean energy. As the… Read more »

12 MW expansion of Maibarara geothermal plant to be online December 2017

Posted on November 01, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Alexander Richter Source: thinkgeoenergy.com Maibarara Geothermal Inc. said its 12 MW geothermal expansion project in Batangas is on track to meet the December target for commercial operation. The expansion will bring Maibarara’s total capacity to 32 MW. MGI power plant manager Paul Morala said the company, along with National Grid Corp. of the Philippines, installed the… Read more »

More solar energy projects registered after PM decision

Posted on November 01, 2017. Asian News.

Source: english.vietnamnet.vn Hero Future Energies Asia from India, for example, had a working session with Binh Phuoc authorities on the development of a solar power plant in the province. Binh Phuoc is one of 20 localities with high levels of heat radiation and hours of sunshine, favorable for solar energy development. The Gia Lai provincial… Read more »

Ecoprogetti installs 200 MW PV production line in the Philippines

Posted on October 31, 2017. Asian News.

Source: pv-magazine.com The Italy-based PV equipment manufacturer is soon to finish commissioning of another South-East Asia project, a 20 MW line in Indonesia, by December 2017. Ecoprogetti, Italian PV turn-key production line provider, has just completed the installation of a 200 MW PV module manufacturing line in the Philippines. The manufacturing line is flexible to… Read more »

JRE completes 10-MW PV plant in Kochi

Posted on October 31, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Lucas Morais Source: renewablesnow.com Japan Renewable Energy announced last week that it has completed a 9.8-MW photovoltaic (PV) plant in Kochi prefecture. The JRE Kochi Kami Solar Power Plant, as it is named, is expected to generate some 12.86 million kWh of electricity per year, enough to meet the annual demand of about 3,574… Read more »

Basic Energy buying RE stake in 3 Asian countries

Posted on October 30, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Ronnel W. Domingo Source: business.inquirer.net Basic Energy Corp. announced on Friday it was acquiring interest in four renewable energy projects abroad, including one touted as Southeast Asia’s largest solar power project. Of the four projects, two are located in Japan, one in Thailand and another in Myanmar. Basic Energy’s shopping binge covers an aggregate… Read more »

Enerray UAC Thailand set to build one of the biggest roof-top photovoltaic systems in Thailand

Posted on October 30, 2017. Asian News.

Source: pv-magazine.com Enerray-UAC Thailand (UAC.SET) will be building one of the largest roof-top photovoltaic systems in Thailand, with a total capacity of 2.5 MWp, enough to meet the annual energy needs of 1,400 Thai households and avoiding the emission of around 1,800 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere, providing an estimated annual output of 3,500,000… Read more »

A Brown to enter renewable energy sector with baseload hydropower

Posted on October 27, 2017. Asian News.

Source: powerphilippines.com Several hydropower projects are currently in development stages, ABCI president, and CEO Roel Castro. “It’s at different development stages. But we’re looking at a total of about, right now on development, 120 MW. If I’m not mistaken, that’s around 10 projects,” Castro said. The company is focused on hydropower projects as it can… Read more »

Comtec, Sunway to collaborate on PV storage applications

Posted on October 27, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Brian Publicover Source: pv-magazine.com A unit of Comtec Solar Systems has agreed to collaborate with a subsidiary of Malaysian construction group Sunway on the development of large-scale solar battery systems. Under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that was signed this week, the venture will maintain a “strong focus on research and development.” The partnership… Read more »