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Energy Info Drives Swings Back To Taguig On Dec. 19

Taguig City, Philippines. DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi Jr. has announced an information, education and communication session dubbed "Philippine Energy Plan" set on Dec. 19, 2017. This has been the third session on the series of sessions all over the country. See details...

ARENA awards AU$29 million to help spur development of PV technology

Australia. ARENA, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, has awarded AU$29.2 million to around 20 research projects for the PV technology development. It was offered to research teams from different universities and CSIRO.

BDO Unibank issues first green bond valued at US$150 million for IFC

Philippines. BDO Unibank issued a green bond investment for US$150 million for International Finance Corporation(IFC). This is to expand and finance projects such as solar energy, green buildings and energy efficient equipment.

Patanjali to manufacture solar energy equipment

India. Patanjali Ayurved, a company that manufactures mineral and herbal products. ventures into a solar equipment manufacturing. The new manufacturing is expected to be inaguration on January 2018. See more....

Can Utility-Scale Solar PV Help with Grid Reliability?

While it is true that on-grid solar systems is the most easiest and most convenient systems to do, engineers are concerned about it's instability. That is a question raised during a session at POWER-GEN on Oct. 6. See details...

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Duke Energy assumes full ownership of REC Solar

REC Solar is now under the ownership of Duke Energy. This is after Duke Energy has bought the remaining shares of REC solar in cash. Read more...

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Consumer group includes cheaper electricity in christmas ‘Wish List’

Manila. People for Power Coalition(P4P) is calling Meralco to use more cheap and cleaner energy investments instead of the recent coal investments. This has been stressed in by Erwin Puhawan of the Freedom from Debt Coalition which is also a member of P4P. See details...

Windows of opportunity: Solar cell with improved transparency

A new research has emerged on the use of thin transparent materials as solar panels. In Japan, the University of Tokyo have done research on the use of transparent solar materials instead of opaque ones. That means even on glass windows you can put it on top of the glass itself. See the details.

Island of Curaçao opens tender for 10 to 15MWp large-scale PV plant

Curaçao, a Dutch southern Caribbean island is adding to its renewable energy requirements with a tender procedure to realize a 10 to 15 MWp large-scale PV plant on the island. DNV GL, based in the Netherlands was said to have been contracted by the island’s utility provider, Aqualectra as both the

Take up of Indian government rooftop solar allotment halves but could rise again

India. Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has released the ‘final list of bidders/developers’ in the 500MW Phase-I of its grid-connected government rooftop solar scheme. Allotments under the CAPEX model are now at just more than 20MW, down from the 50MW offered in this tender.