Month: September 2017

Will Thailand be the next major electric vehicles manufacturer?

Incredible news has graced us recently with the word out that Thailand will have 1.2 million electric cars on the roads by 2036! Thailand is quietly but successfully becoming the forefront in electric vehicle (EV) production and technology in the ASEAN region, as they have recently received investment from some of the biggest auto manufactures namely …

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An electric tuk tuk seen here last month during the annual Techsauce Summit in Bangkok.

SEEKING SUSTAINABLE SOLAR POWER FOR URBAN THAILAND 4.0

This article is written by journalist, Dana Blouin, she is a correspondent journalist for the KhaosodEnglish.com news website. Dana went to a few expos in Thailand to find out about the various issues which unfold in the solar industry, specifically in tropical regions. To find out even more about the issues which the solar industry faces, …

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Solar Philippines CEO Leandro Leviste presents a “Duterte Edition” solar panel to President Rodrigo Duterte. Also on stage are DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi, PEZA Director General Charito Plaza, and Solar Philippines COO Roy Oyco. Credit: Solar Philippines

Philippines: President Duterte inaugurates expanded 800MW Philippines solar module factory

‘Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte, on August 23rd, inaugurated the Philippines first solar module manufacturing facility with an expanded capacity of 800MW at Santo Tomas, Batangas, owned by renewable energy firm Solar Philippines. Solar Philippines launched the factory as a 200MW plant in March and has since then expanded the facility to 800MW. Leandro Leviste, founder …

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EA to build charging stations – Bangkok Post

An S.E.T listed renewable energy firm, Energy Absolute Plc (EA), has announced their plans to develop and operate charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) for the first time in Thailand, allocating 600 million baht to set up charging stations nationwide over the next couple of years. With huge development of the EV sector, Thai people are …

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"India could become the fourth largest market for renewable energy in the world by 2030 with 25% renewables in its energy mix, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)."

India could have 25% renewables by 2030 with a million solar jobs

“India could become the fourth largest market for renewable energy in the world by 2030 with 25% renewables in its energy mix, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).” The study ‘Renewable energy prospects for India’ picked out solar as having a key role to play becoming the country’s second …

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Thai renewables company BCPG looks homeward for $1 billion spending budget

Thai renewables company BCPG looks homeward for $1 billion spending budget

Bangchak Corporation Public Company $1 billion renewable energy investment BCPG, the renewable energy off-spring of Thailand’s Bangchak Corporation plans to invest $1 billion throughout the next 5 years with 40 percent of that planned for domestic power projects after many years of spending money overseas. In order to achieve its target of owning 1,000 megawatts (MW) …

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