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Is Malaysia the World Leader in PV Modules?

Malaysia is a world leader when it comes to solar power, said Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau. "Malaysia is the second largest manufacturer of photovoltaic modules and the third largest producer of photovoltaic cells in the world," said Tangau in his speech at the Astana Expo 2017 here on Monday. He added that four of the world's top five photovoltaic cell manufa ...

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TTC Invests $1 Billion in 1GW Solar Vietnam

Vietnamese conglomerate TTC Group is now seeking investors for 10 to 20 projects, with plans to connect them to the grid by next year. The Ho Chi Minh City-based industrial group is willing to provide up to 30% of the necessary investment, according to Bloomberg and local media outlets. It said recently introduced policies to support PV development have finally brought development costs to a level that can ...

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China’s Clean Energy Ambitions

As the United States was withdrawing from the Paris climate pact, China's clean energy ambitions were being reflected in the launch of the world's largest floating solar farm. The 40-megawatt power plant has 160,000 panels resting on a lake that emerged after the collapse of a coal mine in central Anhui province. It is part of Beijing's effort to wean itself off a fossil fuel dependency that has made it the ...

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South East Asia, The Hottest Solar Market!!

Investors are increasingly excited about the prospects for much faster growth in the solar power industry in Southeast Asia, which has until now been a backwater for renewable energy. They say that the region is in a perfect position to benefit from rapidly declining prices in solar panels. It has strong economic growth, relatively high costs of electricity and a shortage from traditional sources, undevelop ...

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Is this the Worlds most Powerful Solar Water Plant?

The world’s most powerful solar water plant launched in China. Its development has been by the company Sungrow Power Supply that works worldwide. The water plant will not only be an alternative source of energy due to the use of solar energy, but will save space on land. The new solar power plant is located in one of the abandoned quarries that had filled with water during the rains. The source depth is abo ...

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Sunpower’s Solar JV in China

SunPower Corporation  is in the midst of a huge transition year, and the biggest changes will come in the company's power plant business.  The company can't be profitable on residential and commercial projects alone, so it's investing heavily in P-Series solar panel manufacturing and its Oasis power plant system in an effort to grow in utility-scale solar. The biggest news from the first quarter earnings re ...

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30MW Solar PV plant in Thanh How

Vietnam is set to build a brand new 30MW solar PV plant in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa. The plant is being developed as a joint venture between local energy companies Song La Energy JSC and Song Lam Investment & Construction and is being entirely domestically-funded, with a total investment of VND800 billion (US$35 million). Son La Energy JSC’s Sinh Tien Tran told Pimagazine Asia that the co ...

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Is Pyongyang going Green?

Just outside the Sci-Tech Complex, is a large solar field. Even though North Korea does not publish any figures on the use of such energy sources, solar panels can be found in many apartment buildings in Pyongyang. Many street lamps are also powered by the sun. In March, the government mouthpiece Arirang Meari had reported that North Korea is increasingly lighting Pyongyang with solar-powered street and gar ...

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New FiT for Indonesias Solar Sector

A few weeks ago, Indonesia’s government approved the Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Decree (MD) No. 12/2017, altering the calculation method for the renewable power projects’ feed-in tariff (FIT). So, whereas before the FITs were set by the government, the MD No.12/2017 allows the FITs to be the result of negotiation between the country’s state-owned power utility PLN and independent power producers ...

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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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