Asia

Land vs transmission: Dilemma with India’s 55GW Pakistan border solar and wind plans
With land procurement continuing to hold back India’s PV sector, the government is considering up to 55GW of solar and wind projects along the border with Pakistan where there is an abundance of barren lands.
Oct 23, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, India, Asia, Vinay Rustagi, Rajasthan, gujarat, Anand Kumar
KORE Power will start a 10-GWh lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in the United States
KORE Power today announced its intentions to build a lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in the United States to support global growth efforts for its Mark 1 Energy Storage System.
Oct 22, 2019 // Storage, USA, China, Asia, North America, lithium-ion battery, KORE Power, Lindsay Gorrill
Longi Solar signs 200 MWp mono PERC supply deal in Vietnam
The Chinese solar manufacturing giant will supply its latest modules to Singapore-based PV developer Hexagon Peak for a utility scale pipeline in Vietnam.
Oct 22, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Asia, longi solar, Dat Le
Fate of green hydrogen depends on ever cheaper renewables – for now
Analyst WoodMac has spelled out the urgent need to decarbonize the global hydrogen production industry. While the fuel can offer a sustainable grid balancing act for intermittent renewables, in its current fossil-fuel driven form it is pumping out more than 800 tons of carbon into the atmosphere every year.
Oct 22, 2019 // Solar, Solar to Fuel, USA, Japan, Germany, Wood Mackenzie, Australia, Europe, Asia, hydrogen, Oceania, North America, green hydrogen, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Uzbekistan announces tender for up to 900 MW of solar
The central Asian nation and the International Finance Corporation have signed a mandate to develop up to 900 MW of solar capacity through public-private partnerships.
Oct 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Policy, tender, Asia, Uzbekistan, Shukhrat Vafaev
India plans 55 GW of renewables capacity along Pakistan border
An AFP newswire report this week said Ministry of New & Renewable Energy secretary Anand Kumar had announced plans for 30 GW of generation capacity in the state of Gujarat and 25 GW in Rajasthan, all of it along a 20-25km strip of semi arid land on the border.
Oct 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, India, Asia, narendra modi, Anand Kumar
ACWA Power plans 3.6 GW of new fossil fuel capacity in Bangladesh
Renewables may be making encouraging advances in the south Asian nation but the natural gas infrastructure deal announced today by the Saudi power company at a stroke eclipses the 375 MW of solar capacity in Bangladesh and its 609 MW development pipeline.
Oct 22, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Policy, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Asia, ACWA Power, Paddy Padmanathan, Rajit Nanda
Completion of 390 MW Benban projects crowns impressive quarter for Scatec Solar
With power production up 133% year-on-year, revenues and EBITDA also rose significantly.
Oct 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Raymond Carlsen, Scatec Solar, Ukraine, Europe, Asia, Africa, Egypt, Mozambique
Indian fossil fuel giant NTPC tenders 1 GW of solar capacity
Developers have until November 18 to submit bids for projects anywhere in India. The projects are to be set up on a develop, build, demonstrate and transfer basis.
Oct 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Floating PV, India, NTPC, floating PV, Asia
India’s NTPC tenders for 1GW of solar
India's largest utility NTPC has tendered for 1GW of grid-connected solar capacity under the Develop Build Demonstrate Transfer (DBDT) programme.
Oct 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, India, tender, NTPC, Asia
Downstream solar meets upstream innovation at PV ModuleTech 2019
Bifacial module yields, manufacturer bankability probing and quality benchmarking strategies have all taken centre stage at this year’s edition of PV ModuleTech in Malaysia.
Oct 22, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Malaysia, First Solar, solar pv, pv modules, Asia, PV module, bankability, pv moduletech
Solar power plant commissioned at Hamirpur village
The first solar power plant was commissioned under the state bona fide entrepreneurship programme at Mundkhar village in the district.
Oct 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, India, Asia, Hamirpur, Rijul Dewan, Wattan Singh Mehla, Barsar, Himachal Pradesh Electricity Board Limited
India to build solar, wind farms along Pakistan border
India plans to build a string of renewable energy projects along its sun-baked, wind-whipped western border, officials said Monday (Oct 21), as New Delhi continues an ambitious programme to reduce the country's dependence on fossil fuels.
Oct 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, India, Asia, Pakistan, narendra modi, Anand Kumar, R.K. Singh, AFP
IFC backs Uzbekistan's 900-MW solar PPP plan
The Uzbek government will rely on support from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for new public-private partnership (PPP) tenders that will award up to 900 MW of solar projects.
Oct 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Asia, ifc, Uzbekistan, Georgina Baker
Only domestically manufactured solar cells will be eligible for use under mandatory local sourcing category: MNRE
Solar photo-voltaic cells that are predominantly domestically manufactured will be the only ones eligible to be used under the mandatory local sourcing category according to a statement from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
Oct 21, 2019 // Plants, Residential, India, Asia, mnre, KUSUM, Solar PV cells