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The Future is Bright For Floating Solar in South East Asia

Thailand and Singapore among nations keen on such projects in land-scarce region BANGKOK • Solar power companies in South-east Asia that are competing for land with agriculture, industry and expanding populations have found an innovative alternative - to put floating panels in lakes, dams, reservoirs and the sea. Earlier this week, state utility Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) said it wo ...

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EBRD Fund 50MW Solar Project in Kazakhstan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced the financing of a 50 MW solar power project in southern Kazakhstan. The proposed financing package arranged by the EBRD includes a local currency loan of up to  $40.4 million in Kazakhstan Tenge and a loan of up to $10 million from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The new project, which will be located in Chulakkurgan, so ...

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Enphase Energy Appoint New GM For APAC

Enphase Energy a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, announced today that Wilf Johnston has been appointed general manager for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. He will oversee the development of new business opportunities in the region and the customization of solutions to best meet customer needs. “We are excited to have Wilf join our team,” said Dave R ...

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Will Bangladesh Reach its RE Target By 2020?

The country faltered in attaining its previous target but has since gained momentum When it comes to generating green energy, Bangladesh’s past performance has seen a mix of success and failure.  The government did not attain its goal of generating five percent of the country’s electricity from renewable sources by 2015; but that did not deter it from continuing to aim high. The government is now eyein ...

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Hero Future Close To Acquiring Solar Assets of Waaree Energies Ltd

Hero Future Energies, the renewable power venture of the New Delhi-based Munjal family, is close to buying the solar power generating assets of Waaree Energies Ltd in a Rs 500-550 crore deal, said two people aware of the development. Mumbai-based Waaree is primarily a maker of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and an engineering, procurement and construction company in solar energy. It also has a 100 megawatt ...

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Reneum Platform Launches

Sindicatum Blockchain Technologies launches renewable energy investment platform Reneum Singapore-headquartered Sindicatum Blockchain Technologies today launched its Reneum platform at the Paris Peace Forum. Reneum’s aim is to mobilise additional investments in renewable energy of $100bn by 2030, when 60 per cent of the world’s energy use should come from renewable sources if we don’t want to all fry from c ...

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Asian Renewable Energy Hub Reaches $22 Billion Budget

The consortium behind a massive renewable energy project proposed for the Pilbara has brought Macquarie Group on board as an investor and bolstered the budget to more than $22 billion. The Asian Renewable Energy Hub has also increased the wind and solar power development’s planned output from 9 gigawatts to more than 11 GW, with a greater focus on supplying domestic industry consumers. Macquarie has agreed ...

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Smart Solar Power Generation Asia

Installation of solar panels in both commercial and residential buildings are rising by the day. They are also being installed in railway and bus stations, streets, and gardens. This has warranted the machines that make electricity from the sunlight to become ever more efficient. The result is the smart solar power market. It is an innovative solution that allows solar products to be controlled and monitore ...

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SoftBank Shaking Up the Energy World?

Over the past few years, Tesla has grabbed western headlines for leading the global energy revolution. But while its CEO Elon Musk has hogged the spotlight, for good or for ill, another company, in the East, has been quietly changing the world. SoftBank is a Japan-based Internet, technology and communications giant. Like Musk, SoftBank’s founder and chief executive officer, Masayoshi Son, is a maverick tyco ...

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