Malaysia issues its third 500MW solar tender

The Energy Commission of Malaysia has released a tender for 500MWac of grid-connected large-scale solar projects to be developed on Peninsular Malaysia.

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Scope and exclusivity of Solar Philippines mini-grid franchise scrutinised

The Senate committee examining a house bill granting a PV mini-grid franchise to renewable energy firm Solar Phillippines has been debating the reach of the franchise as well as its exclusivity, with the discussion to reconvene in May after the general election.

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ROUND-UP: innogy and Primus partnership, Sudan solar for exports, TNB 45MW financing

innogy plans 50MW of solar with Primus, Sudan plans solar and water harvesting in North Kordofan, TNB secures financing for 45MW solar project.

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Cache Logistics contracts Sembcorp for 7.9MW of rooftop solar projects in Singapore

Cache Logistics Trust has contracted Sembcorp Industries to install and operate rooftop solar systems at three logistics warehouses in Singapore owned by Cache.

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Sao Mai Group signs PPA for 210MW solar project in Vietnam

Vietnamese conglomerate Sao Mai Group has signed an agreement with local financier HD Bank to jointly work on a 210MW solar PV project in Vietnam.

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ADB invests US$155 million in B. Grimm’s green bonds for Thai solar projects

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will invest THB5 billion (US$155 million) in Thai firm B.Grimm Power’s maiden 5-year and 7-year green bonds – the first certified climate bonds to be issued in Thailand – in order to finance renewable energy projects in the Southeast Asian country.

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Competition Commission approves Kepco stake in Solar Philippines unit

The Philippines Competition Commission (PCC) has cleared Kepco Philippines Holdings to acquire a 38% share in Solar Philippines Calatagan Corporation (SPCC), a unit of Solar Philippines.

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SolarHome raises US$10 million in debt financing for Myanmar expansion

Myanmar-based off-grid PV company SolarHome has raised US$10 million in debt funding from a group of international investors, including Crowdcredit from Japan and Trine from Sweden, in order to expand across Myanmar.

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Solar Philippines PV mini-grid franchise passes to final stage in Congress

UPDATED: A controversial House Bill granting private Filipino firm Solar Philippines a PV mini-grid and transmission franchise across the Philippines has all but passed through Congress, with only a procedural third step left to confirm the final draft of the Bill.

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TTC completes 49MW solar project in Krong Pa, Vietnam

Vietnamese conglomerate TTC Group and Gia Lai Electricity JSC (GEC), a member of the TTC, have launched a 49MW solar PV project in Krong Pa District in Gia Lai Province, Vietnam, which is the company’s second plant, and the largest in the country.

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Risen to supply 62MW of solar modules to Hoang Son in Vietnam

China-based solar firm Risen Energy is to supply 62MW of PV modules to Hoang Son for a project in Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam

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