PowerChina bags 420MW solar EPC contract in Vietnam

A joint venture between Thai energy firm B.Grimm Power and Vietnamese conglomerate Xuan Cau Group has awarded Beijing-based PowerChina International Group a contract to build the largest solar PV project in Southeast Asia.

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Food conglomerate contracts Gunkul for Thailand’s ‘largest’ rooftop solar project

Thai agro-industrial and food conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has signed an agreement with local clean energy firm Gunkul Engineering to install a 40MW rooftop solar project at CPF’s manufacturing plants for self-consumption.

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Sharp completes 1.6MW solar project at Indonesian sports complex

Sharp Energy Solutions Corporation (SESJ), a subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation, has completed a 1.6MW solar project inside Jakabaring Sports City, a sports complex in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia.

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Thailand demands compensation over US solar tariffs – WTO

Thailand has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) requesting consultations with the US over its 30% solar import tariffs and discussions over trade compensation, according to a WTO filing dated 21 June.

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B.Grimm and Xuan Cau to develop Southeast Asia’s largest solar project

Thailand’s B.Grimm Power has signed a cooperation agreement with Vietnam’s Xuan Cau to develop the largest solar PV project in Southeast Asia, standing at 420MW capacity in Tay Ninh, southwest Vietnam.

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Thai bank issues country’s first green bond raising US$60 million for renewables

Major Thailand-based financier TMB Bank has issued the country’s first green bond, with the World Bank’s IFC as the sole investor of the US$60 million bond, the funds of which will be used exclusively to finance climate-smart projects, particularly renewable energy.

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ADB finances Vena’s 42MW of large-scale solar projects in Indonesia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing a roughly US$40 million project financing package for Vena Energy, formerly Equis Energy, to build four solar plants in eastern Indonesia, which are said to be the Southeast Asian country’s first utility-scale PV plants.

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Sunseap JV gets green light for 168MW solar project in Vietnam

A joint venture between Sunseap, InfraCo Asia and CMX Renewable Energy Canada has received the green light for a 168MW solar PV project in the Ninh Thuan province of Vietnam, which will be the largest in the country.

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TNB signs 30MW solar PPA with Majulia and Greencells

Malaysian utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has signed a 21-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Halpro Engineering for a 30MW(AC) solar project in Pahang, Malaysia.

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Hoppecke providing energy storage to Sunseap solar-diesel hybrid system in Singapore

Singapore-based clean energy provider Sunseap Group has contracted German energy storage firm Hoppecke Asia Pacific to bring storage to Sunseap’s hybrid off-grid solar system at Tanglin Academy, the largest tennis academy in Singapore.

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Univergy to develop 44.4MW solar project in Vietnam

Univergy International has started a joint venture with Japanese company Europe Clean Energies Japan and the Vietnamese Thanh Nien Media Corporation, to develop a 44.4MW solar PV project in Dak Nong, Cu Jut district, Vietnam.

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