Application deadline for Thailand’s 300MW hybrid renewables PPA scheme draws near

Submissions for Thailand’s first 300MW hybrid PPA scheme, which encourages use of energy storage to supplement renewable energy generation, are due by 20 October.

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Solar goes merchant in the Philippines amid lack of regulatory direction

Utility-scale solar projects and hundreds of other power projects in the Philippines are being held up by pending approvals at the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), a problem compounded by last week’s dismissal of ERC chairman Jose Vicente Salazar for grave misconduct related to allegations of corruption.

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Malaysia’s TNB eyes solar EV charging stations and home energy management

State-run oil company Petrona Dagangan Berhad (PDB) has signed an MoU with Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia) and a subsidiary of major utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), to install 100 electric vehicle charging stations with solar PV by 2018 in Malaysia.

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TEE and Malaysia Solar partner on Southeast Asian PV opportunities

Engineering and real estate firm TEE International, part of TEE Group, has formed a joint venture with PV firm Malaysian Solar Resources (MSR) to focus on Singapore solar tenders and explore investment opportunities in Southeast Asia.

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Sunray Power gets DOE approval for 100MW solar project in the Philippines

PV developer Sunray Power (SPI), majority owned by MRC Allied subsidiary Menlo Renewable Energy Corporation, has signed a service contract with the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a 100MW solar PV project at Clark Green City in the Municipality of Bamban, Tarlac, the Philippines.

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IRENA partners ASEAN nations to boost renewables

Governments of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have established a strategic partnership to progress the region’s energy transition.

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Thailand’s BCPG considers rooftop solar and online clean energy marketplace

Thai renewable energy firm BCPG, an arm of oil and gas company Bangchak Corporation, is actively looking at investing in rooftop solar as well as an online marketplace for clean energy, according to a Reuters report.

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Singapore tenders for 56.7MW of floating solar projects

Singapore’s National Water Agency part of the utilities agency PUB has announced plans to tender for 2 floating photovoltaics (FPV) power plants for a total of 56.7MW after initial tests proved a number of benefits.

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Philippines energy minister shows intent to fast-track mini-grid deployment with renewables

Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi has expressed intentions for the Filipino government to accelerate the deployment of mini-grids using renewable energy in the country to help achieve its goal of total electrification by 2022.

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MRC Allied purchases stake in 50MW solar project in Philippines

MRC Allied, a property and mining firm that is diversifying into the energy market, has acquired a stake in an operational PV project in the Philippines.

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Vietnam utility and World Bank install solar measurement stations to encourage deployment

The World Bank and Vietnam’s monopoly utility EVN have installed five solar measurement stations in order to promote renewables deployment.

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