Invitation “Promoting a Gender Inclusive Workforce in Large-Scale Renewable Energy Projects”

The Clean Energy Investment Accelerator (CEIA), together with the USAID Vietnam Low Emission Energy Program (USAID V-LEEP), is hosting the webinar “Promoting a Gender Inclusive Workforce in Large-Scale Renewable Energy Projects” on May 29th at 9:00am ICT.

This webinar is the last webinar in the four-part series in May 2020. The webinar series is a temporary replacement for the in-person Renewable Energy Buyers Vietnam Working Group normally held in Ho Chi Minh City on a quarterly basis.

Please refer to the Webinar # 4 Agenda Official Invitation and Registration 26 May for an in-depth description of the webinar. To register for the webinar and receive Zoom log-in details, please complete the brief registration process here.

We look forward to your organization’s participation and input.

Could water solve the renewable energy storage challenge?

IIASA
Seasonally pumped hydropower storage could provide an affordable way to store renewable energy over the long-term, filling a much needed gap to support the transition to renewable energy, according to a new study from IIASA scientists.

© Alin Neamtu | Dreamstime.com

© Alin Neamtu | Dreamstime.com

Seasonal pumped hydropower storage (SPHS), an already established yet infrequently used technology, could be an affordable and sustainable solution to store energy and water on an annual scale, according to new IIASA research published in the journal Nature Communications. Compared with other mature storage solutions, such as natural gas, the study shows that there is considerable potential for SPHS to provide highly competitive energy storage costs.

Tiếp tục đọc “Could water solve the renewable energy storage challenge?”

Global energy storage market to surge to 15 GW by 2024

Tiếp tục đọc “Global energy storage market to surge to 15 GW by 2024”

FLOATING SOLAR HANDBOOK FOR PRACTITIONERS Where Sun Meets Water

This report was researched and prepared by the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS), under contract from the World Bank, with inputs and editing from staff and consultants at the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Download full report: http://www.seris.nus.edu.sg/doc/publications/ESMAP_FloatingSolar_Gde_A4%20WEBL-REV2.pdf

Businesses save money by renting solar power systems

Update: May, 25/2019 – 07:39 vietnamnews

A rooftop solar power system at Kizuna 2 Rental Service Factory in Long An Province’s Cần Giuộc District. — Photo nld.com.vn

HCM CITY — Instead of spending tens of billions of đồng to install solar power systems, several enterprises are renting solar power system to save operating costs, reduce electricity bills and promote clean energy development.

The Saigon Union of Trading Co-operatives (Saigon Co.op) is one of the pioneering units piloting the rental of roof solar power systems for its shopping centres and affiliated supermarkets. Tiếp tục đọc “Businesses save money by renting solar power systems”

Ninh Thuân délivre la licence d’investissement à neuf projets d’énergie solaire

01/06/2018 13:31 lecourrier
Le Comité populaire de la province de Ninh Thuân (Centre) a octroyé la licence à neuf projets d’énergie solaire cumulant un investissement total de plus de 12.000 milliards de dôngs (environ 570 millions de dollars).
>>Mise en chantier de la première centrale photovoltaïque à Ninh Thuân
>>Les entreprises allemandes cherchent à investir dans les projets d’électricité solaire 

Des panneaux solaires.

Photo: VNA/CVN

Les projets, d’une puissance totale d’environ 500 MW, seront mis en chantier au 2e et au 3e trimestres, et devraient être opérationnels fin 2019.

Le président du Comité populaire provincial Luu Xuân Vinh a souhaité que les investisseurs mettent en chantier les projets dans les meilleurs délais, assurant que Ninh Thuân leur créerait des conditions propices en matière de libération de terrains et d’autre assistances afin de favoriser leurs activités dans le secteur des énergies renouvelables. Tiếp tục đọc “Ninh Thuân délivre la licence d’investissement à neuf projets d’énergie solaire”

La plus grande centrale solaire du Vietnam construite à Ninh Thuân

09/06/2018 23:37 lecourrier
La construction de la plus grande centrale solaire du Vietnam d’une puissance de 168 MWp et d’un investissement total d’environ 4.400 milliards de dôngs (194 millions de dollars) a débuté dans la province de Ninh Thuân (Centre).
Cérémonie de mise en chantier de la plus grande centrale solaire du Vietnam, CMX Renewable Energy, le 8 juin à Ninh Thuân (Centre).

Photo: Công Thu/VNA/CVN
Frank Phuan, directeur exécutif du group Sunseap, a déclaré que la centrale solaire CMX Renewable Energy Vietnam couvre 186 ha dans la commune de My Son, district de Ninh Son, province de Ninh Thuân (Centre).

Le groupe Sunseap est le fournisseur de solutions d’énergie propre le plus important établi à Singapour, avec des opérations régionales en Asie du Sud-Est.

Une fois opérationnelle en juin 2019, l’usine fournira chaque année plus de 200 millions de kWh d’électricité au réseau électrique national, a-t-il ajouté. Tiếp tục đọc “La plus grande centrale solaire du Vietnam construite à Ninh Thuân”

Inauguration du plus grand complexe solaire du Vietnam à Dak Lak

09/03/2019 21:35 lecourrier
Le vice-Premier ministre permanent Truong Hoà Binh a coupé samedi 9 mars la bande d’inauguration des deux centrales solaires Srepok 1 et Quang Minh, implantées dans la commune d’Ea Wer, district de Buôn Dôn, province de Dak Lak (hauts plateaux du Centre).
>>Phu Yên: mise en chantier de deux centrales solaires
>>La plus grande centrale solaire du Vietnam construite à Ninh Thuân

Le vice-Premier ministre permanent Truong Hoà Binh lors de la cérémonie d’inauguration des deux centrales solaires à Dak Lak (hauts plateaux du Centre).

Photo: Anh Dung/VNA/CVN

Les deux centrales Srekop 1 et Quang Minh constituent un grand complexe solaire. Mis en chantier le 19 octobre 2018, ce complexe a nécessité un investissement total de plus de 2.200 milliards de dongs. D’une puissance totale de 100 MWP, il s’agit du plus grand complexe solaire au Vietnam.

Lors de la cérémonie d’inauguration, le vice-Premier ministre Truong Hoà Binh a souligné la position stratégique particulièrement importante de la province de Dak Lak dans le développement socio-économique et la garantie de la sécurité et de la défense du Tây Nguyên (hauts plateaux du Centre), ainsi que ses potentiels en matière de développement de l’énergie solaire. Tiếp tục đọc “Inauguration du plus grand complexe solaire du Vietnam à Dak Lak”

Solar Farms Without Subsidy Sprout From Gloomy Britain to Italy

bloomberg.com
Green Energy Is Finally Standing on Its Own Feet

Next to a wheat field north of London, banks of solar panels in 35 neat rows are generating electricity without any support from the government.

Despite Britain’s reputation for grey skies, the closely-held developer Anesco Ltd. is building the hybrid solar and battery facility in Milton Keynes with its own capital. It’s just one of about 15 photovoltaic projects underway from Italy to the U.K. that aren’t relying on subsidies to make a profit, according to Bloomberg NEF, which anticipates many more to come. Tiếp tục đọc “Solar Farms Without Subsidy Sprout From Gloomy Britain to Italy”

RENEWABLES 2018 GLOBAL STATUS REPORT: A comprehensive annual overview

This document presents the overarching trends and development from 2018 so that policy makers and others can more easily understand the significance of the latest renewable energy development. It outlines what is happening to drive the energy transition and details why it is not happening fast enough or as fast as possible. It draws on the meticulously documented data found in REN21’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report. See the endnotes and methodological notes in the full report for further details at http://www.ren21.net/gsr-2018/

Renewable Energy Auctions: A Guide to Design

IRENA

Auctions for contracts to develop power-generation capacity have emerged as an essential policy instrument for many countries to promote the transition to renewable energy sources and technologies. This six-volume guide from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) notes more than 60 countries using renewable energy auctions by 2015, mainly in order to attract competition and drive down costs.

Renewable Energy Auctions: A Guide to Design aims to advise policy makers on the implications of different approaches to such auctions. The set – structured around key auction design elements – offers choices and recommendations to support optimal decision-making in different contexts. Auction designs can emphasise cost effectiveness, supply security or socio-economic development objectives. Tiếp tục đọc “Renewable Energy Auctions: A Guide to Design”

What If All U.S. Coal Workers Were Retrained to Work in Solar?

AUGUST 08, 2016

HBR.org _The global economy is in a massive transition from a fossil-fuel-based energy system to one using sophisticated renewable energy technologies. For tens of thousands of fossil fuel workers, though, the energy industry outlook is not promising. For coal industry workers, the future looks particularly bleak. However, research I conducted with Edward Louie of Oregon State University offers hope for a better future based on retraining workers. Our study (published in the journal Energy Economics) quantified the costs and benefits of retraining coal workers for employment in the rapidly expanding solar photovoltaic industry—and it explores different ways to pay for this retraining. Tiếp tục đọc “What If All U.S. Coal Workers Were Retrained to Work in Solar?”

Vietnam’s Homegrown System for Saving Water

A young man returned home to invent an internet-integrated system that helps farmers produce more food with less water.

Tri Nguyen, CEO of MimosaTEK, was born and raised in Dalat, a city in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam, where the land is mountainous and fertile. He grew up surrounded by local farmers who planted a rich variety of products ­— from bell peppers and flowers to coffee and bananas. Tri moved to Ho Chi Minh City to work in the information technology sector as a young man, but when the opportunity came, he decided to return to his roots and start a strawberry farm with his friends in Dalat.

Tri turned to the local farmers to learn everything he could about growing strawberries. But he kept hearing something that didn’t seem right: The farmers instructed him to irrigate until water dripped out of the soil when he picked it up in his hands.

Tri did some research that confirmed his instincts: The farmers didn’t need to be using that much water. But when he told his neighbors, they insisted on continuing to overwater their crops. It was how they were taught and how they had farmed all their lives.

“I realized then that the farmers based their decisions on experiences instead of scientific data,” says Tri.

Smallholder and family farmers in Dalat water their crops based on what they see and feel. They don’t consult data on the weather or rainfall because they were never taught to do so. This is leading to excessive irrigation, which can stunt growth or kill crops, and deplete limited groundwater. Furthermore, Vietnam is still recovering from its strongest-ever drought, and every drop counts. Many of Dalat’s farmers are already suffering from water shortages. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam’s Homegrown System for Saving Water”

Trong khi Bắc Kinh phát triển Năng lượng tái tạo, thì các công ty Trung Quốc xây nhiệt điện than ở Việt Nam và các nước nghèo – As Beijing Joins Climate Fight, Chinese Companies Build Coal Plants

When China halted plans for more than 100 new coal-fired power plants this year, even as President Trump vowed to “bring back coal” in America, the contrast seemed to confirm Beijing’s new role as a leader in the fight against climate change.

But new data on the world’s biggest developers of coal-fired power plants paints a very different picture: China’s energy companies will make up nearly half of the new coal generation expected to go online in the next decade.

Tiếp tục đọc “Trong khi Bắc Kinh phát triển Năng lượng tái tạo, thì các công ty Trung Quốc xây nhiệt điện than ở Việt Nam và các nước nghèo – As Beijing Joins Climate Fight, Chinese Companies Build Coal Plants”

Skills and occupational needs in renewable energy and Green Buildings – Kỹ năng và nghề nghiệp cần thiết trong ngành năng lượng tái tạo và công trình xanh

The renewable energy sector is growing fast: about half of the new electricity-generating capacity added globally in 2008 and 2009 came from renewable energy additions. Fast deployment has led to skill shortages in technical occupations such as solar installers and electrical engineers, but also in more general occupations, such as sales and finance specialists, inspectors, auditors and lawyers.
This report brings together the findings from 33 countries and arises from a joint EC/ILO project on Knowledge sharing in early identification of skill needs.

Green Building

Download: Skills and occupational needs in green building‎pdf – 1.8 MB‎ 

Demand for workers in retrofitting and new green construction is expected to grow over the coming years but the lack of appropriate skills in the workforce can hamper the development of the sector and its potential benefits. New skill needs related to energy efficiency, water management and renewable energies in buildings are emerging. Skills-led strategies can drive the green building sector forward.
This report brings together the findings from 34 countries and arises from a joint EC/ILO project on Knowledge sharing in early identification of skill needs.

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