2021 remains gap year for solar developers

2021 remains gap year for solar developers

After a boom in solar development thanks to incentives given in 2020, Vietnam held back due to a policy gap that has pushed investors into an awkward situation this year.
Four provinces propose adding wind and solar power projects to PDP8

Four provinces propose adding wind and solar power projects to PDP8

Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan, Quang Ninh, and Thai Binh have recently sent proposals to the MoIT to add a series of wind and solar power projects to the PDP8.
Dak Nong calls for investors in two renewable energy projects at Australian webinar

Dak Nong calls for investors in two renewable energy projects at Australian webinar

Dak Nong People’s Committee is calling for Australian investors for the $740 million Tuy Duc wind farm and the $520 million Krong No solar project.
CME Solar wins prestigious prize at Solar Future Awards 2021

CME Solar wins prestigious prize at Solar Future Awards 2021

CMES was named Solar Power Project Investor of the Year at Solar PV Vietnam 2021 Virtual and the Solar Future Awards Ceremony in Shanghai, China on November 9.
Unitek provides global sustainable solutions for renewable energy projects in Vietnam

Unitek provides global sustainable solutions for renewable energy projects in Vietnam

Vietnam’s solar and wind power investors and developers should be careful when choosing direct and transmitted lightning protection systems.
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.
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