No daylight for Vietnam solar energy

Silhouette of two women carrying wicker baskets trekking across the sand dunes at Bau Trang, Binh Thuan Province in Vietnam at the break of dawn. Photo: iStock/ Getty Images

Silhouette of two women carrying wicker baskets trekking across the sand dunes at Bau Trang, Binh Thuan Province in Vietnam at the break of dawn. Photo: iStock/ Getty Images

While some see bright prospects for an alternative power boom, high tariffs, regulatory risk and a volatile currency have kept the industry in the dark

 HO CHI MINH CITY, DECEMBER 14, 2017 9:55 AM (UTC+8)

atimes.com_Some here are calling it a gold rush. From Thailand to the United Arab Emirates, global players with experience in solar energy are sending representatives to Vietnam in search of the next big alternative energy boom.
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Southeast Asia’s largest wind project gets $1.1 billion funding injection

Southeast Asia’s leading nation for solar energy—Thailand—could now be the frontrunner in wind energy after renewables developer WEH secured funding for the region’s biggest wind power project yet.

Eco-business_The Chaiyaphum Wind Farm in Thailand’s Subyai district, Chaiyaphum province. Rising energy use in Southeast Asia is shifting the global energy system’s center of gravity towards Asia. Image: © Asian Development Bank .

Thai renewables developer Wind Energy Holdings Co. Ltd (WEH) has raised US$1.1 billion to finance five new onshore wind farms in what is billed as Southeast Asia’s biggest wind energy project yet.Located in Thailand’s northeastern provinces of Nakhon Ratchasima and Chaiyaphum, the wind farms will add up to 450 megawatts of energy to the national grid on completion, slated for early 2019.Towering at a height of 157 metres, the wind farms will boast the tallest towers in the region, and will use the latest technology supplied by Vestas and General Electric. Siam Commercial Bank is financing the project. Tiếp tục đọc “Southeast Asia’s largest wind project gets $1.1 billion funding injection”