Hydropower dams affecting agricultural production in Mekong Delta

Posted on June 29, 2018. Asian News.

Source: https://www.vietnamcolors.net VietNamNet Bridge – Two new hydropower projects, including Lao Pak Beng and Cambodian Sambor, on the upper course of the Mekong River have increased the risks for Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region. Phan Van Hoa, a National Assembly Deputy representing Dong Thap province, said the Mekong Delta has suffered from the building of more hydropower… Read more »

Sembcorp to acquire 40MW rooftop solar project in Singapore

Posted on June 29, 2018. Asian News.

Source: https://www.pv-tech.org Sembcorp Solar Singapore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries, has signed off on a deal to acquire a 40MW grid-tied rooftop solar power project that is currently under construction in Singapore. As part of this acquisition, Sembcorp has acquired 100% of the equity interest in the project development company, MSOA Pte Ltd. Sembcorp’s total… Read more »

Indonesia poised to benefit as China’s Belt and Road turns green

Posted on June 26, 2018. Asian News.

Source: http://www.thejakartapost.com The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), unveiled by Chinese President Xi Jinping in September 2013 to reawaken and extend the old Silk Road for enhanced international trade, development and cooperation, will account for 30 percent of global gross domestic product. But the BRI will require up to US$6 trillion of investment by 2030. Funds… Read more »

MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: WB-funded project helps VN renewable energy development

Posted on June 26, 2018. Asian News.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.co.nz VGP – The Renewable Energy Development Project (REDP) worth US$204 million has helped Vietnamese enterprises develop renewable energy projects and state agencies improve policies and overcome difficulties in mobilizing funds for renewable energy development. The assessment was made at a conference to review the implementation of the project during 2009-2018 held by the… Read more »

B.Grimm and Xuan Cau to develop Southeast Asia’s largest solar project

Posted on June 22, 2018. Asian News.

Source: https://www.pv-tech.org Thailand’s B.Grimm Power has signed a cooperation agreement with Vietnam’s Xuan Cau to develop the largest solar PV project in Southeast Asia, standing at 420MW capacity in Tay Ninh, southwest Vietnam. The project is scheduled to be commissioned in June next year. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Thai prime minister general Prayut Chan-o-cha… Read more »

Indonesia inaugurates its first three solar plus storage mini-grids

Posted on June 19, 2018. Asian News.

Source: https://www.pv-magazine.com 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: https://businessmirror.com.ph 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: http://manilastandard.net 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: http://focustaiwan.tw 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 »