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BitLumens combines blockchain technology and solar energy to bring electricity to those not connected to the main grid Image supplied by SEA-Globe

The use of Solar and the Blockchain in Southeast Asia Startup BitLumens

Using blockchain and solar energy, UN- and World Bank-endorsed startup company, BitLumens has been tooling its solar home technology to bring electricity and financial inclusion to underserved populations. Myanmar and Indonesia are BitLumens’s first Southeast Asia stops. Founding CEO Veronica Garcia spoke with Southeast Asia Globe about their plans to lease solar systems to power off-the-grid households, …

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Deregulation of Energy Purchased from Private Solar Rooftops Expected

Solar rooftop power can be purchased by the DAEDE The Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency is expected to propose a project to the National Energy Policy Committee headed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha next month, which is intended to purchase power generated from solar rooftops of households and commercial buildings. Original article posted …

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Nexif Energy providing power in Thailand

Nexif Energy to supply EGAT with 110MW

The energy project could reach the financial close by the first quarter this year. Nexif Energy has announced that it has signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract for its 110 megawatt (MW) cogeneration project in Rayong Province, Thailand’s. Nexif was granted the project in June 2017 and is making progress fast, towards achieving financial …

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Asian Power: Southeast Asia's solar industry thrives despite market expectations

Southeast Asia’s solar industry thrives despite market expectations

The solar explosion may be diminishing in some countries, but definitely not in Southeast Asia. When forecasters noticed slower solar PV installations worldwide in 2017, when developed markets neared saturation, it put investors under loads of stress to determine whether Southeast Asia would be the next fountain of solar growth. Analysts can speculate the potential …

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Egat's Mae Moh power plant in Lampang. Both fossil fuels and renewable energy will be deregulated. JIRAPORN KUHAKAN

EGAT says the Market Quota will now end

Energy policymakers are currently planning to end the twenty year quota regime by expanding the state-controlled power generation business to private sector competition, quoted by the Energy Minister himself Mr Siri Jirapongphun. Thailand will now be removing the special quota from state-owned Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT). “Thailand needs to increase power supply and allowing …

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