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Philippines ripe for Smart Energy Solutions

With the Philippines’ cost of power among the highest in the region and being one of countries that are most vulnerable to natural disasters, the country is ripe for smart energy solutions. Pierre Cheyron, chief executive officer of ENGIE Services Asia-Pacific, is undertaking a more aggressive ambition in the Philippines with its smart energy systems. The company ENGIE Services Asia-Pacific is part of the E ...

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China Pushes Forward With Pakistan Hydro Project

China plans to complete ahead of schedule a USD two billion hydropower project in Pakistan- occupied Kashmir to ease energy crisis in Pakistan. Karot Hydropower Project is being built on Jhelum river on "Build-Own-Operate-Transfer" basis for 30 years. It will be owned by the Chinese company for 30 years, after which ownership will be turned over to the government of Pakistan. Karot Power Company Limited, a ...

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Can Floating Wind Turbines Power The World?

In the search for alternative energies, wind turbines have presented as a possible replacement for fossil fuels. Now researchers from the Carnegie Institute for Science have published research suggesting that offshore wind turbines might be able to create enough energy to provide “civilization-scale power.” The research article, by Anna Possner and Ken Caldeira, was published by the Proceedings of the Natio ...

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Rural Electrification Asia

Cost-effective advanced battery technology is helping solar companies tap into the rural electrification market, which covers 18% of the world’s population. One start-up, Hong Kong-based Plug the Sun, is aiming to install 25,000 rural electrification systems over the next year within two projects alone. The company will be selling the systems for USD$600 each, which includes Chinese-made solar panels and ba ...

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Enel Starts Construction of Australias Largest Solar Plant

Enel, through a joint venture between the Group’s fully-owned renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power S.p.A. (“EGP”) and Dutch Infrastructure Fund (“DIF”), has begun construction of the 137.7 MW1 Bungala Solar One photovoltaic (PV) plant, which is located near Port Augusta in South Australia. The plant constitutes the first part of the Bungala Solar PV Project, whose capacity will total more than 275 M ...

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EIB’s €800m for India’s Renewables Sector

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide an €800m loan to promote investment in India’s renewable energy market. To be used to support small-scale renewable energy (RE) projects across India, this funding will be one of the bank’s largest energy investments in Asia. The EIB has also partnered with the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) and India Infrastructure Finance Company ...

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Indonesian $750 Million Project Moves Forward

Indonesia’s first ocean energy independent power producer, SBS Energi Kelautan (SBSEK), has announced it has completed final investment decision with SBS International Ltd. (SBS) to move forward with the 12 MW, Phase I of the 150-MW Nautilus marine energy project in Lombok, Indonesia. SBS is a privately-owned international marine, subsea and renewable energy project developer based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Th ...

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Vestas Announces Flurry of Turbine Orders

Vestas Wind Systems A/S announced a flurry of wind turbine orders to mark the end of the third quarter last week, with orders from the United States, India, Europe, and Latin America totaling 463 megawatts. Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems A/S announced on September 29, the last business day of the third quarter, eight separate wind turbine orders that amounted to 463 MW (megawatts), inc ...

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AIIB Loans $100 Million USD for Power Transmission Network

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has planned to help India improve its power transmission network and expand the use of solar and wind energy with a loan of 100 million U.S. dollars. The loan approved by the Board of Directors of AIIB involves co-financing of 50 million U.S. dollars from the Asian Development Bank. This was the fourth co-financing made by AIIB and ADB, two major multilateral deve ...

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If just 0.1 per cent of Indonesia’s land area was used to generate solar energy, about 40 per cent of the energy demands of the vast archipelago of 260 million people could be met, according to data from the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS). But the uptake of solar in Southeast Asia’s largest economy is lagging in a region that—despite being twice as sunny as Northern Europe—is strugglin ...

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