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$200 Billion Investment for Indonesia O&G

Indonesia plans to overhaul its energy policy to attract investment of as much as $200 billion over the next decade, as the former Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) member seeks to reverse a decline in its crude-oil production. The amendments to the energy policy, once approved by President Joko Widodo, will allow explorers various financial incentives, including tax-free import of dr ...

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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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China to lead global growth in Wind Power

China will lead growth in global wind power capacity of almost 65 percent over the next five years, with other Asian countries also developing more renewable energy, the Global Wind Energy Council said. Cumulative wind energy capacity was 487 gigawatts at the end of 2016, a 12.6 percent rise from the year before and should grow by almost 65 percent to 800 gigawatts by the end of 2021, the council said in it ...

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Hydro growing in Bhutan

Developing Asia is the “single largest contributor to global growth,” according to a new report, and the Kingdom of Bhutan is the fastest growing economy of them all, built on the backbone of a large hydropower sector. But rather than measuring development by gross domestic product (GDP), Bhutan prefers to assess its “gross national happiness.” According to the report, published this month by the Manila-bas ...

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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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Himoinsa launch new generators

HIMOINSA expands its series of generator sets with FPT engines up to 600kVA The four new generators have 17% lower specific consumption than other generators with the same power range, and a service interval that is 200 hours longer. HIMOINSA is adding four new 600kVA models that can operate in any market to its series of generator sets with FPT engines. These new units offer significant competitive advanta ...

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