ET Energy to build 61MW solar project for UiTM in Malaysia

China-based PV solutions provider ET Energy and engineering consultancy Northwest Electric Power Design Institute (NWEPDI) have signed an EPC agreement with Malaysian PV developer UiTM Solar Power for a 61MW solar project in Malaysia.

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Ciel & Terre to launch floating solar manufacturing in Thailand next year, Vietnam to follow

France-based floating PV specialist Ciel & Terre is expecting to launch a floating solar equipment manufacturing facility in Thailand next March and is in the final stages of approving a Vietnam facility.

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Kerala directs utility to provide ‘Indian first’ rooftop solar training

The Ministry of Power in the Indian state of Kerala has directed the state utility to provide training on grid-connected solar rooftop systems to its field-level employees, in what has been claimed to be a first in India. Meanwhile, a 200MW solar park has also been downgraded to 50MW.

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Filipino authority dumps 200MW solar project and warns of scam potential

The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has aborted a proposed 200MW solar project and industrial area development at the Redondo Peninsula, due to the developer’s apparent lack of both funding and experience.

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Tata Power commissions 25MW solar project in Gujarat

Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Indian energy giant Tata Power, has commissioned a 25MW solar PV plant in Charanka, at the Gujarat Solar Park.

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EDF and EREN RE commission 87MW of PV projects in India

EREN Renewable Energy (EREN RE) and EDF Energies Nouvelles have commissioned three PV projects with a combined generation capacity of 87MW in India.

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Sterling & Wilson plans to build 500MW of solar capacity in Australia

India-based EPC firm Sterling and Wilson plans to build 500MW of solar projects in Australia over the coming three years, requiring investments of AU$600 million.

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Kerala Discom recommended to create solar consultancy

The Indian Institute of Management – Kozhikode (IIM-K) has recommended Kerala’s distribution company (Discom) to set up a solar consultancy division.

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Singapore housing authority issues 50MW rooftop solar tender

Singapore’s Housing and Development Board (HBD) has issued its largest rooftop solar tender to date for 50MW of capacity across its own and other government sites.

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Thailand’s Gulf prepares for IPO

Major Thai gas-fired power and rooftop solar IPP Gulf Energy Development PLC is preparing to launch an IPO after receiving approval from the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC).

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Lightsource strategy chief on solar, storage and distributed solutions in India

‘The next step of evolution in the Indian market is going to be permanent capital’, says James Brooks.

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