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Symbior & Paragon in Solar JV

Symbior Solar and Paragon Group Granted 10MWp Solar PV Project in Bangladesh as First in Their Joint Pipeline Symbior Solar (“Symbior”), a leading developer of solar PV power plants in Asia, and Paragon Group (“Paragon”), a leading Agro-based industrial group in Bangladesh, announced today that they received a Letter of Acceptance (“LoA”) for 8MWac or approximately 10MWp to be installed in Tetulia in the no ...

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Solar booming in Australia

This week, Hawaiian Electric announced it is adding capacity for another 2,800 customers on its rooftop solar program.  There’s still a backlog of applications for households with solar panels wanting to help supply the electrical grid. While the backlog has stalled the solar panel industry here, that business is booming in Australia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute. These are busy days fo ...

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TATA Solar in 100MW Vietnam Project

Indian module manufacturer and project developer Tata Solar is planning the construction of a 100 MW solar park in Binh Phuoc, southern Vietnam. According to a press release from the regional government, several local agencies are now working closely with the company to examine the 200 hectares of land selected for the project. The Government added that Tata Solar is one of three companies, including local ...

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RREL launch more RE solutions in Asia

Rahimafrooz Renewable Energy Ltd. (RREL) is recognized internationally as a leading innovator in solar and access to energy solutions in Bangladesh and throughout South Asia for more than 25 years. With installations exceeding more than 35 MWp of solar in Bangladesh, RREL has played a major role in the country’s solar home systems (SHS) initiative that expands access to essential services for its rural popu ...

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Phoenix regain control over APAC Operations

Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leading international photovoltaic system integrator listed on the official market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, has acquired the outstanding minority shares in its Singapore based subsidiary Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd. They were held by a group of former directors of this enterprise. After the transaction Phoenix Solar AG will own 100 per cent of the c ...

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Thammasat University Launch Solar rooftop Program

Thammasat University (TU), Thailand's second-oldest university, has launched an initiative to install solar panels on its rooftops for intra-campus electricity generating with the goal of reaching overall production of 15 megawatts by the end of 2017, the biggest among all universities in Asia and the fourth-largest in the world. Professor Dr. Somkit Lertpaithoon, Thammasat University rector, said the move ...

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Government pledge more to Renewable Energy

LABOR is pledging today to make Australia the energy capital of Asia with a massive renewal of its commitment to renewable power sources. In a direct challenge to the Coalition’s coal-based political campaign, Labor would relegate fossil fuels to a secondary power sources. And it is calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to join a major promotion of wind and solar investment. The objective would be to g ...

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Groupo Clavijo expands with PV Project in Sri Lanka

Grupo Clavijo has consolidated its international expansion with the completion of the Solar One Ceylon solar photovoltaic project for the company Windforce. The facility, with 12.56 MW of power, has 624 single-axis trackers from the SP 160 range, which have 315/320 Wp polycrystalline modules manufactured by JA Solar. This solar farm is located in the town of Welikanda and was completed in five months. Solar ...

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Equis $400 Million Solar Investment for Australia

Equis Energy, Asia's largest independent renewable-energy developer and investor, has expanded into Australia with two solar projects costing A$400 million (S$427.66 million), with plans for more down the road. The two projects by the Singapore-headquartered group will have a total generation capacity of 200 megawatts. When completed, they will be among Australia's lowest-cost solar projects, said the chief ...

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The Sun doesn’t shine at night

The last few years have been marked by spectacular advances for green energy generation. In 2015, $348 billion was invested in renewables, and total worldwide installed capacity overtook coal. In 2016, U.K. generation from wind was higher than coal for the first time. Meanwhile, the costs of solar power continued to tumble, with estimates suggesting a fall of at least 75% since 2008. However, investment fel ...

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