Vietnam provinces improve solar environment but ‘cowboys’ dominate big projects

Several provincial authorities in Vietnam are developing guidelines for renewables that should improve the country’s solar market, but stubbornness from the monopoly utility EVN means that the largest-scale projects remain the preserve of big risk-takers, according to a representative of international law firm Baker McKenzie.

Cypark wins 30MW solar project in Malaysia

A consortium involving Malaysia-based developer Cypark Renewable Energy and Revenue Vantage has won a 43.18MW (30MWac) solar PV project in Malaysia from the Energy Commission (EC), according to a filing on Bursa Malaysia.

TNB wins 30MW solar project in Malaysia

Malaysia utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has received a Letter of Acceptance of Offer from the Energy Commission (EC) to develop a 45MW (30MWac) solar PV project at Bukit Selambau, Kedah, according to a filing on the website of exchange holding company Bursa Malaysia.

Navigating solar snags in Southeast Asia: Land, bankability and regulation - SORSEA 2017

The case for solar remains strong in Southeast Asia since power demand is still growing rapidly in many of its markets, but traversing the unique regulations and policies of each country and knowing which PV segment is most suitable remains challenging. Here are some of PV Tech’s key takeaways from last week’s Solar and Off-Grid Renewables Southeast Asia (SORSEA) 2017 conference in Bangkok, Thailand.