Solar goes merchant in the Philippines amid lack of regulatory direction

Utility-scale solar projects and hundreds of other power projects in the Philippines are being held up by pending approvals at the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), a problem compounded by last week’s dismissal of ERC chairman Jose Vicente Salazar for grave misconduct related to allegations of corruption.

Equis signs 20‐year PPA for 5MW Taiwan solar project

Singapore-based renewable energy firm Equis Energy has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the utility Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) for its 5MW solar project located in Kouhu Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan.

Vietnam’s final solar PPA still short of bankability

Vietnam’s final solar power purchase agreement (PPA) has to a large extent ignored recommended changes from a group of international Chambers of Commerce and therefore its attractiveness to foreign investors remains in doubt, according to representatives from law and finance sectors.