Vietnam Sees Solar Power Construction Boom as Nation Goes Green

Numerous projects to build large solar power facilities are underway in Vietnam, as the country scrambles to make up for the anticipated power shortage due to the recent cancellation of nuclear power plant construction projects. Thien Tan Group will by 2020 spend $2 billion to build five large solar power …

Vietnam To Launch Solar Power Auctions

The World Bank and the Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) have joined hands to implement a pilot auction program for solar projects. According to a local media report, the program is aimed at accelerating the development of registered projects, while simultaneously attracting new capital investment in the emerging …

Commercial Operations Begin at Vietnam’s 260-MW Trung Son Hydropower Plant

The first hydropower project in Vietnam financed by the World Bank, the US$412 million 260-MW Trung Son hydropower project, began commercial operation on Sept. 6. The facility is located in Trung Son commune, Quan Hoa district, Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam, and according to the World Bank, it is financing $330 …

Vietnamese 800 Megawatt Phu Cuong Wind Farm Gets Official Go-Ahead

Seven months after it was first proposed the massive 800 megawatt Vietnamese Phu Cuong Wind Farm has been officially formalized under a $2 billion Joint Development Agreement between GE Renewable Energy, Mainstream Renewable Power, and local Vietnamese partner, the Phu Cuong Group. GE Renewable Energy announced on the last day …

World Bank Scores Sustainable Energy Policies in 111 Countries

An increasing number of developing countries – Mexico, China, Turkey, India, Vietnam, Brazil, and South Africa – are emerging as leaders in sustainable energy, with robust policies to support energy access, renewables and energy efficiency, according to a new World Bank Report. But there is huge room for improvement across …

Indonesia, Vietnam look to blaze trail for solar in Southeast Asia

Indonesia and Vietnam are looking to join Thailand in blazing a trail for solar power in Southeast Asia, introducing targets to fire up green energy generation as a landmark global agreement to curb pollution is set to take effect. Countries around the world are coming under increasing pressure to crack …

Solar & Off-Grid Renewables | Solar Finance & Investment Southeast Asia

From 29th November to 1st December there will be Solar and Off Grid Renewables conference in Bangkok, Impact Arena. We know the Southeast Asian solar PV market is set for huge growth as electricity demand soars across the region. Returning for a fourth year, Solar & Off-Grid Renewables Southeast Asia …