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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Malaysia’s Petronas sets up unit to consider solar power

Malaysian state-owned oil and gas giant Petronas has become the latest fossil fuel major to show intentions to move into the renewable energy space, with a focus on solar power.

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Philippines social housing and big industry would gain from net metering cap lift

A bill that is currently passing through the Philippines Senate would allow commercial and industrial (C&I) entities to optimise the use of their rooftops with solar power, while also helping reduce costs for housing initiatives for the underprivileged, according to the head of a Filipino trade association.

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Solar panels and batteries stolen from schools in Palawan, the Philippines

Solar modules and deep cycle batteries have been stolen from seven secondary public schools in two municipalities in southern Palawan, in the Philippines.

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Malaysia to announce 500MW LSS 3 solar tender in January

The third round of Malaysia’s Large-Scale Solar (LSS) tenders will be for another 500MW of capacity and details will be annonuced in January, according to energy minister Yeo Bee Yin.

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Reconstituted Philippines regulator promises ‘paradigm shift’ on power applications

The new chairperson of the Philippines Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has showed clear intention to solve the huge build-up of pending approvals of power projects, in what she dubbed as the ‘Zero Backlog Program’.

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Thailand utility eyes 1GW of floating solar on hydro dams, pilots energy storage

State-run utility Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is planning to facilitate 1GW of hybrid floating solar-hydro projects across eight dams throughout the country.

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Seraphim Solar bags 80MW module supply deal in Vietnam

Seraphim Solar has signed agreements to provide modules for two separate PV projects totalling 80MW in Vietnam, developed by a joint venture between Vietnam-based firm AMI Renewables and AC Energy of the Philippines.

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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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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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