Boost for Malaysian PV market as utility giant offers zero upfront solar

A new zero upfront cost solution for rooftop solar PV for commercial and Industrial (C&I) customers has been launched by the renewables arm of Malaysian power giant Tenaga Nasional (TNB) and a similar solution for the residential segment will be available by year-end.

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Sharp completes 48MW PV project in Vietnam for TTC Group

A 48MW PV project in Vietnam, serving as a joint construction project between Sharp Energy Solutions Corporation, the Thanh Thanh Cong Group and the Gia Lai Electricity Joint Stock Company, began commercial operation in the final week of September.

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Risen Energy to build 61MW solar project in Vietnam

China-based PV manufacturer and developer Risen Energy has signed a contract with Vietnam-based company Tasco to build a 61MW solar project in Ninh Thuan.

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Cleantech Solar bags US$50 million funding from CFM for Asia expansion

Singapore-headquartered C&I rooftop PV specialist Cleantech Solar has received a US$50 million equity investment from climate-focused investment manager Climate Fund Managers (CFM) to support its growth from 200MW to 450MW solar capacity in Asia.

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Off-grid solar ROUND-UP: Mini-grids for 200,000 Filipinos, AfDB US$58m fund, Energy access database

Solar Para Sa Bayan to bring solar mini-grids to 200,000 Filipinos, Banks launch US$58 million Off-Grid Energy Access Fund, Power for All launches open platform to address ‘information use gap’ on energy access.

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Sungrow to supply inverters to 100MW Vietnam solar project

China-based PV inverter supplier Sungrow has signed an agreement with hydroelectric power firm Dai Hai Power to supply central inverters to a 100MW solar project located near the Northwest of Buon Me Thuot City, Vietnam.

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B.Grimm buys 80% stake in 257MW solar project in Vietnam

Thai firm B.Grimm Power Plc, through subsidiary B.Grimm Renewable Power 2 Limited, has purchased an 80% stake in a 257MW solar project in Vietnam from Truong Thanh Viet Nam Group (TTVN).

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Trina bags US$30 million financing for Vietnam solar fab operations

Trina Solar (Vietnam) Science & Technology, part of China-based Silicon Module Super League (SMSL) member Trina Solar, has secured a US$30 million credit facility with one of Vietnam’s four largest commercial banks, VietinBank.

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BIM Group, AC Energy to expand 30MW Vietnam solar plant to 280MW

BIM Group and AC Energy, the energy arm of Ayala Corporation, have signed EPC and financing documents that will increase a 30MW solar farm in Ninh Thuan province, Vietnam, to 280MW in capacity.

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Solar Philippines seeks to bring Indian PV competitiveness back to Southeast Asia

PV developer and manufacturer Solar Philippines plans to enter the Indian solar market, but then use that experience to become even more competitive in Southeast Asia.

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Trina supplying Mono PERC solar modules to 258MW Vietnam project

Silicon Module Super League (SMSL) member Trina Solar will provide 258MW of its monocrystalline PERC double glass modules to one of the largest private solar PV projects in Vietnam and what is claimed to be the first wind and solar hybrid plant in the country.

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