Banpu targets 300 MW with new downstream unit

Posted on August 30, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Brian Publicover Source: Banpu, Thailand’s biggest coal miner, has jumped into downstream solar project development, with the launch of a new subsidiary that aims to install 300 MW of solar capacity over the next five years. The Bangkok-based mining firm and energy producer describes newly established group unit Banpu Infinergy as a “one-stop… Read more »

Aquila Capital opens Tokyo office to target Japan solar market

Posted on August 30, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Kelvin Ross  Source: German headquartered investment firm Aquila Capital has opened an office in Tokyo to tap into Japan’s solar power market. Aquila has been active in the country for several years and started investing in Japanese photovoltaic projects in 2014. Yasuhiro Odajima has been appointed as Investment Manager of Energy & Infrastructure and is based… Read more »

Bakrie Darmakarya starts exploration at East Java geothermal project, Indonesia

Posted on August 29, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Alexander Richter Source: Bakrie Darmakarya Energi Group has started exploration work preparing for the drilling of three geothermal wells at geothermal project in East Java, Indonesia. The company plans to drill hree geothermal wells, and a “target of each well being capable of generating 55 megawatts of electrical energy,” said Senior Field Operation of… Read more »

Hokkaido leads nation in alternative power generation

Posted on August 29, 2017. Asian News.

Source: Hokkaido is the leader among the nation’s 47 prefectures in power generation using alternative sources such as solar energy, according to data compiled by the Natural Resources and Energy Agency. In fiscal 2016, a total of 28.42 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity was produced nationwide from the five alternative sources, also including wind, geothermal,… Read more »

US solar power company helping to light up Myanmar

Posted on August 28, 2017. Asian News.

Source: Myanmar is working to make more solar power available to its farmers, following in the footsteps of India and Africa, with the help of a U.S. company. The government has set a goal of achieving 100% electrification in the country by 2030, but the power grid cannot keep up with soaring electricity demand…. Read more »

More SM malls get solar power

Posted on August 28, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Danessa Rivera Source: Retail giant SM Supermalls continues its partnership with Solar Philippines as it puts up more solar rooftops in its malls to end 2017 with 8.9 megawatts (MW) total capacity. This month, SM Supermalls completed solar panel projects in three malls —SM City Cauayan, SM City Cabanatuan and SM City Iloilo…. Read more »

Hundreds of solar projects registered to invest in Vietnam

Posted on August 24, 2017. Asian News.

Source: Hundreds of solar projects have registered to invest in Vietnam as of the end of July 2017, with a total capacity of up to 17,000 MW. According to the World Bank’s solar-powered potential map, Vietnam’s solar energy resources are plentiful, with thermal radiation of approximately 2,056 kW/m2/year, extending from the central provinces down… Read more »

Vestas nabs 180-MW Thai order from unnamed customer

Posted on August 23, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Plamena Tisheva Source: Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) today said it has secured an order from an unnamed customer in Thailand to provide 180 MW of low-wind turbines. Under the contract, the company will supply and install 60 pieces of its V136-3.0 MW turbine. It expects to start delivering… Read more »

Hau Giang promotes cooperation with RoK firms

Posted on August 23, 2017. Asian News.

Source: The Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang has introduced investment opportunities in agriculture and renewable energy to firms from the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Jeollanam province. At a working session on August 22 with a delegation from the Jeollanam Business Association, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Tuan said his… Read more »