AsiaElec Top Story archive

15 January 2019 Week 02 Issue 490

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has unveiled plans to further slash internationally high solar power prices in fiscal 2019, which starts on April 1, under a feed-in tariff (...

08 January 2019 Week 01 Issue 489

Growing gas supplies and more efficient renewable energy systems continue to replace coal as a power resource in many places, but in South and Southeast Asia the fossil fuel will still play a key...

11 December 2018 Week 49 Issue 487

Taiwanese utility Taipower is to decommission one reactor at the 40-year-old Jinshan NPP despite the recent referendum defeat of the government’s atomic closure plans.

04 December 2018 Week 48 Issue 486

JA Solar, one of Asia’s most prominent producers of solar technology, is to supply mono-PERC modules to a 257-MW project in Phu Yen Province in Vietnam being built by China’s Shanxi Electric Power...

27 November 2018 Week 47 Issue 485

The Japanese government is considering slashing its support for large-scale solar projects, triggering concerns among both the PV manufacturing industry and the broader business community.

20 November 2018 Week 46 Issue 484

News that Beijing has ordered three coastal provinces to suspend imports of Australian coal has sent the jitters through global coal markets at a time when US producers – hit in August by the 25%...

13 November 2018 Week 45 Issue 483

Thailand’s BG Energy Solution (BGE) plans to expand its renewable energy portfolio into a number of Southeast Asian countries plus Australia.

06 November 2018 Week 44 Issue 482

Leading Indian independent solar power producer Azure Power has signed a letter of award for a 300-MW Interstate Transmission System grid connected solar PV project it won at auction run by NTPC...

30 October 2018 Week 43 Issue 481

Taiwan’s Taipower has connected to the grid the first phase of what it says will be Taiwan’s biggest solar power plant in the Changhua Coastal Industrial Park.

23 October 2018 Week 42 Issue 480

Toshiba and Japanese heavy machinery manufacturer IHI are set to liquidate their nuclear joint venture established shortly before the 2011 Fukushima disaster in a fresh sign of the darkening...

16 October 2018 Week 41 Issue 479

Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), Kansai Electric, Nissan Motor and home battery maker Eliiy Power are working to develop a virtual power plant (VPP) to stabilise power grids by pulling...

09 October 2018 Week 40 Issue 478

Electricity providers in Australia have been ripping off domestic and commercial customers for years and have only themselves to blame if the federal government carries out a threat to intervene...

02 October 2018 Week 39 Issue 477

Indian spot tariffs touched a decade high of 17.61 rupees (US$0.24) per kWh on September 30 as demand grew stronger because of low hydro and wind output and coal shortages at thermal plants.

25 September 2018 Week 38 Issue 476

South Korean state power company KEPCO has had preliminary talks with North Korea on energy co-operation.

18 September2018 Week 37 Issue 475

Shanghai-based JinkoSolar is looking at increasing its investments in Cambodia, a country with one of the highest levels of annual sunlight in the world, and aims to be involved in a proposed...