Southeast Asia presents patchwork of PV potential

Southeast Asia presents patchwork of PV potential

Solar investors are increasingly looking toward the young and promising PV markets of Southeast Asia for new opportunities. The region’s key solar markets — Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar — had a big year in 2016, collectively installing about 1.58 GW of new PV capacity, according to statistics from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Including Cambodia and Laos, the region’s cumulative installed PV capacity hit roughly 3.48 GW by the end of December. 
 

Solar in Asia: Forecasts and Bankability

Solar in Asia: Forecasts and Bankability

On May 12, 2017, Solarplaza organized the webinar “Overview of Asian solar PV market and financing opportunities”. Benjamin Attia, analyst at GTM Research, and Rohan Singh, Managing Partner for Asia at Finergreen joined the webinar as speakers and provided a bird's eye view on solar market developments in the Asian region and the financing opportunities available there. The entire video recording of the webinar and the speakers’ slides can be freely accessed here.

Malaysia releases net metering guidelines

Malaysia releases net metering guidelines

PV MAGAZINE - The Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) has published guidelines for the new net metering scheme the Malaysian authorities launched in January 2016 to replace the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme, which will close at the end of this year.

Vietnamese utility to build 350 MW

Vietnamese utility to build 350 MW

PV MAGAZINE - A unit of utility Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) has announced plans to build two projects totalling 350 MW of solar capacity in southeastern Vietnam.

Cambodia’s solar development moves forward with 10 MW project

Cambodia’s solar development moves forward with 10 MW project

PV MAGAZINE - The Asian Development Bank will provide Singapore-based Sunseap Group with $9.2 million. The company will use the funds to construct Cambodia’s first large-scale PV plant, a 10 MW facility located in Svay Rieng Province.

Sri Lanka seeks bids for 60 MW of large-scale PV

Sri Lanka seeks bids for 60 MW of large-scale PV

PVMAGAZINE - Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Electricity Board has issued a tender for the construction of 60 PV power plants with a capacity of 1 MW each. Bids must be submitted by April 26.

Thailand offers long-term PV promise, but uncertainty over short term

Thailand offers long-term PV promise, but uncertainty over short term

Thailand is Southeast Asia’s leading solar market, with 2.75GW of installations by the third quarter of 2016, according to the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC). However, while the country is an attractive opportunity — the government is targeting 6 GW of cumulative PV installations by 2036 — muddled policies have complicated the short-term  investment outlook.