New plans serve cheaper power to Singaporeans

Posted on March 06, 2017. Asian News.

Source: 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: 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: 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 »

French Renewable Energy Group set up in Indonesia

Posted on March 02, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Fedina S. Sundaryani Source: French delegates established on Tuesday a new business group representing French companies that aim to tap into the huge potential in Indonesia’s renewable energy sector. The new group, named the French Renewable Energy Group (FREG), comprises companies that already operate or have interests in investing locally and a branch… Read more »

Vietnam, South Korea cooperate to save energy

Posted on March 02, 2017. Asian News.

Source: The State Agency for Technology Innovation (SATI) under the Ministry of Science and Technology and its partners from the Republic of Korea have signed a cooperation agreement on energy-saving technology transfer. The signing ceremony took place as part of a seminar on new technologies in energy conservation and environment protection, which was held… Read more »

Da Nang to start first solar power project

Posted on March 01, 2017. Asian News.

Source: Da Nang has announced its first solar power project, funded with $415,000 from the European Commission (EC) and $75,000 from the city’s counter fund. The city’s secretariat said the project, which will be built from 2017-20, would support the installation of solar equipment at health centres and schools, and it would fund research… Read more »

Philippines seeks investors to power growth, extra 7,000 MW needed

Posted on March 01, 2017. Asian News.

Source: The Philippines needs to build an additional 7,000 megawatts of power generation capacity over the next five years to support its fast-growing economy and wants foreign investors to help, its energy minister said on Monday. Firms from China, South Korea, Russia and Japan were interested in new Philippine power projects, and the president… Read more »

Panasonic eyes storage boost as Japan’s solar incentives wane

Posted on February 28, 2017. Asian News.

Source: The government’s scaling back of a program encouraging residential solar power has Panasonic Corp. hopeful the market for home energy storage systems is about to receive a boost. In 2019, a program designed to buy back solar power flowing from rooftop panels at above-market rates will start becoming less enticing, potentially leaving homeowners… Read more »

Four new geothermal plants to add 215 MW capacity in Indonesia this year

Posted on February 28, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Alexander Richter Source: With geothermal development picking up speed in Indonesia, the Ministry for Energy and Mineral Resources in the country is now expecting four new geothermal plants to start operation this year. The four new plants will have a combined capacity of 215 MW, and raise Indonesia’s installed geothermal capacity to 1,858… Read more »

Expert urges Vietnam to reform energy sector

Posted on February 27, 2017. Asian News.

Source: The electricity tariffs in Vietnam could be lower if the country develops renewable energies and promotes liberalisation alongside. The prices had been too high due to the strong monopoly in the market, Prof Dr. Andreas Polk from the Department of Business and Economics, Berlin School of Economics and Law, said. Polk told the seminar called to share experiences on… Read more »