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Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured a wind turbine supply contract in Vietnam. As per the terms of the contract, SGRE will provide 25 of its SG 4.5-145 wind turbines to the 113MW Hoa Thang 1.2 wind farm. The facility is situated in the Binh Thuan province, on the South-Central coast of Vietnam.

‘Ocean waves an alternative source of power’

KUALA LUMPUR: Ocean waves can be one of the mechanisms to create renewable energy besides using the solar photovoltaic (PV) panel. Universiti Malaysia Terengganu school of ocean engineering Associate Professor Dr Mohd Zamri Ibrahim said the initiative by the government to use solar PV panels to create renewable energy and promote energy efficiency was a […]

‘World’s largest solar farm’ near tiny NT town could help power Singapore via 4,500km undersea cable

An undersea cable from a planned major solar farm project in the Northern Territory could supply Singapore with sustainable electricity by 2027. The project has won major project status this week from the Federal Government, which will help smooth the approval process for the $22 billion Australian ASEAN Power Link using high voltage direct current (HVDC) technology.

‘It sends a negative message’: Hydropower players lament PLN power cap in Sumatra

Hydropower plants developers have expressed their concerns over the decision of state-owned PLN, their plants’ offtaker, to place a cap on power production amid weak electricity demand in Sumatra, saying it might deter investments.

‘Leapfrogging’ the grid: Hybrid lithium-flow in action at a remote Thai village microgrid

While energy storage, like the electrification of transport, is often discussed as the ‘Next Big Thing’ for first world economies, this emerging technology is starting to play an important role in developing nations too. Just as mobile telephony revolutionised telecommunications in developing economies during the past two decades by leapfrogging the need for fixed line […]

‘Red tape, tight rules discourage investments in renewable energy’

Renewable energy may be one of the government’s new top sources of investment, but industry players have complained it is difficult to develop clean power projects in the Philippines largely due to bureaucratic red tape. Renewable Energy Association of the Philippines President Erel B. Narida lamented the procedure for getting a project approved is just […]

‘Solar energy will fill shortages,’ says Jona

Thai firm B Grimm Power Pcl has invested in a 30MW solar project in Cambodia, Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesman Victor Jona said on Wednesday. Jona, who is the director-general of the ministry’s General Department of Energy, told The Post that he welcomed the investment in solar energy, saying the project will not impact […]

‘Tesla of Thailand’ Mulls Hydropower Plants to Balance EV Risks

Energy Absolute Pcl took a detour from developing solar and wind farms to lead Thailand’s biggest electric-vehicle venture. While it’s still betting that EVs have the biggest growth potential, the company is also returning to its roots in renewables. The Thai utility is assessing the viability of developing two dam-based hydropower projects in Laos, according to Deputy […]

‘Tweaking energy mix to grow RE share key to fighting climate risk ’

ONE way to address climate change and to fortify the Philippines against climate risks is to review and revise its energy mix, renewable-energy (RE) experts asserted in the 2019 State of Nature Assessment or “Green Sona.” In the Philippines, coal continues to account for bulk of the country’s energy mix—more than half—and is largely seen as the […]

$8 million solar bike investment unveiled

The Korea Energy Agency (KEA) has announced it is planning to invest in a project supplying electric bikes and building solar charging stations in the Kingdom. KEA, a government agency carrying out national energy policies for energy efficiency improvement and renewable energy dissemination, plans to inject 10 billion won ($8 million) in its project, local media […]