New tactics in tow for sticky solar situation

New tactics in tow for sticky solar situation

Learning from the lessons of the previous feed-in tariffs that caused the domestic solar power market to be oversupplied, the Ministry of Industry and Trade is currently drafting a new policy to lay the foundation for a more sustainable development approach in the sector.
US dumping allegations threaten solar exporters

US dumping allegations threaten solar exporters

While the market for solar panels and cells is booming amid the escalating climate change and energy demand, some exporters in Vietnam could be facing trade remedy actions if the US Department of Commerce deems them part of a larger scheme by Chinese producers allegedly trying to circumvent antidumping rules.
Chinese solar manufacturers in Vietnam may face an investigation from the US

Chinese solar manufacturers in Vietnam may face an investigation from the US

US solar manufacturers requested the US DoC to investigate unfair imports of solar cells and modules from Vietnam, Malaysia, and Thailand.
Renewable energy output up nearly 160 percent during Jan-Apr

Renewable energy output up nearly 160 percent during Jan-Apr

Vietnam’s total output of electricity from renewable energies hit 9.5 billion kWh in the first four months of 2021, up 156.9 percent year-on-year, and accounting for 11.8 percent of the total electricity output, according to a report by the Vietnam Electricity (EVN).
Balancing out growth across power sources

Balancing out growth across power sources

Last year saw a contrast in wind and solar power development practices. Bui Van Thinh, chairman of the Binh Thuan Wind and Solar Energy Association, delves into the factors behind the situation and suggests a remedy.
An Giang has new solar power

An Giang has new solar power

The Sao Mai-An Giang solar power plant, invested by the Sao Mai Group in the southern province of An Giang, has been completed and expects to generate nearly 400 million kWh of electricity to the national grid each year, the group announced on January 12.
Rooftop solar energy attracts Omani investors

Rooftop solar energy attracts Omani investors

Oman Investment Fund has made a strategic investment in CME and signed a strategic cooperation agreement in the renewable energy sector.
Thai firm spends $39.9 million acquiring solar farm in Vietnam

Thai firm spends $39.9 million acquiring solar farm in Vietnam

Gunkul Engineering Plc has acquired a solar farm in Vietnam at a cost of $39.9 million, or 1.26 billion baht, as reported by Bangkok Post.
AES and 5B accelerating transition to solar energy

AES and 5B accelerating transition to solar energy

The strategic investment by AES in solar innovator 5B enables the deployment of solar projects much faster and with twice the energy from the same land.
Thai investors set sights on Vietnam's renewable sector

Thai investors set sights on Vietnam's renewable sector

The largest Thai glass container packaging manufacturer is negotiating to buy solar farms in Vietnam to widen its foothold in the renewable sector.
Gulf Energy buys local firm to acquire two wind farms

Gulf Energy buys local firm to acquire two wind farms

Gulf Energy will buy up Dien Xanh Gia Lai Investment Energy JSC for $200 million to acquire its two wind farms in Gia Lai.
Two Japanese companies develop green energy in Cambodia

Two Japanese companies develop green energy in Cambodia

Two Japanese firms - renewable energy producer Aura Green Energy Co. and solar panel system provider WWB Corp - have teamed up to launch a hybrid power generation business combining biomass and solar energy in Cambodia in 2021, aiming to help secure stable power supply.
Vietnam freshens solar sector with FIT

Vietnam freshens solar sector with FIT

Vaibhav Saxena, foreign lawyer at Vietnam International Law Firm, discusses how Decision No.13/2020/QD-TTg will impact the Vietnamese solar power market.
Calls made for FiT extension in light of pandemic dilemma

Calls made for FiT extension in light of pandemic dilemma

With Vietnam struggling alongside the rest of the world in attempting to overcome the coronavirus pandemic, the government has taken solutions to fuel the energy sector. However, efforts to keep projects on track remain uncertain as investors’ confidence is hit by the ongoing crisis.
Thai Super Energy to invest $457 million in four solar power plants in Vietnam

Thai Super Energy to invest $457 million in four solar power plants in Vietnam

Super Energy Corporation has recently announced that it would invest in four solar power plants in Binh Phuoc with the total capacity of 750MW.
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