PDI expects strong performance this year

Posted on March 09, 2017. Asian News.

Source: nationmultimedia.com PADAENG Industry (PDI) expects its 2017 performance will improve significantly from 2016 on the back of rising global zinc prices and higher revenue from its solar-farm projects. The company is ready to invest more than Bt2.3 billion in new businesses, managing director Francis Vanbellen told a news conference yesterday. He said PDI also… Read more »

Vietnam focuses on saving, effective energy use

Posted on March 09, 2017. Asian News.

Source: vietnamdance.com Vietnam has invested in tapping alternative energy sources and developing nuclear electricity to reduce the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels to ensure energy security and sustainable development, a top official has confirmed. Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Cao Quoc Hung highlighted the policy at a Vietnam-Norway workshop on hydro-power and electricity market reform in… Read more »

New PPA legislation in Indonesia raises concerns for geothermal developers

Posted on March 08, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Fernando Peñarroyo Source: thinkgeoenergy.com Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) issued three power-related regulations that introduced changes to the power and upstream oil and gas sectors last January 2017. Regulation No. 10 introduces the terms and conditions of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs); Regulation No. 11 tackles Gas and LNG pricing for Power… Read more »

Offshore Wind Farms in Japan

Posted on March 08, 2017. Asian News.

Authors: Sean Conaty, Joseph Kim, Ryan Russell, Hogan Lovells Source: jdsupra.com With the world’s 6th largest sea space, Japan’s long-term potential for offshore wind energy is estimated by the Japan Wind Power Association to be approximately 600GW.  Actual investment in offshore wind projects, however, has been extremely limited.  In spite of this potential, Japan boasts only… Read more »

Funding Troubles Dampen Renewables Development in Asia

Posted on March 07, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Andrew Affleck Source: brinknews.com There’s been a buzz around renewable energy projects in Asia for the last five years. Indeed, the region has taken large strides in developing these sources of energy, making them feasible and sustainable over the long term. However, while supply-side costs—including those of technology, equipment and construction—have been declining for… Read more »

KACO New Energy to ship 300 MW of inverters to South Korea

Posted on March 07, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Ian Clover Source: pv-magazine.com Kaco New Energy, a German-headquartered manufacturer of solar inverters, has signed a framework agreement this week for the delivery of 300 MW of string inverters to South Korea. The agreement with South Korean distributor and EPC DNE Solar is for Kaco’s Blueplanet 20.0 and 50.0 TL3 INT string inverters, which… Read more »

New plans serve cheaper power to Singaporeans

Posted on March 06, 2017. Asian News.

Source: nationmultimedia.com Shopping for customised electricity plans has been an option for businesses in Singapore for the past year or so, but not many have decided to make the switch away from public power utility SP Services. As at the end of the third quarter of last year, only about a third of the 35,000… Read more »

Conergy announces sale of a fully operational 3.75 MWp solar park in Japan

Posted on March 03, 2017. Asian News.

Source: pv-magazine.com Conergy Japan K.K., the Japanese subsidiary of Conergy, has signed an agreement for the sale of a fully operational 3.75MWp solar plant in Sannohe, Aomori Prefecture. Long regarded as one of the solar industry’s pioneers in providing solar services, Conergy provided its full end-to-end solar services to the Sannohe Solar Power 1 GK… Read more »

The Blue Circle begins construction of 40 MW wind project in Vietnam

Posted on March 03, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Robin Whitlock Source: renewableenergymagazine.com Southeast Asian wind energy developer The Blue Circle has started construction of its Dam Nai project in Ninh Thuan province, Vietnam. After an extensive selection process, The Blue Circle has chosen Gamesa as the exclusive supplier for its Dam Nai 40 Megawatt project. The G114-2.625 MW turbine will be the first Gamesa… Read more »