China broke ground on an 80 billion yuan ($11 billion) renewables project in Inner Mongolia, part of a massive clean-power rollout to achieve the nation’s ambitious climate targets.
Saudi Arabia-based developer ACWA will build two floating solar PV projects in Indonesia after winning a deal from Indonesia state-owned electricity utility PLN.
Shell (LON:SHEL) has finalised its $1.55 billion acquisition of Indian renewable energy developer and operator Sprng Energy from Actis Solenergi. Significantly, the solar and wind power assets that Shell acquires through the deal will triple the oil and gas company’s renewable energy capacity in operation, it said on Tuesday.
France’s TotalEnergies and Japanese energy group ENEOS have received final merger clearance and have completed a joint venture agreement to develop 2 GW of onsite business-to-business (B2B) solar projects across Asia over the next five years.
Newly elected President Ferdinand Marcos Jr reiterated his support for more renewable energy, as well as nuclear power, and natural gas, in the Philippines, one of Southeast Asia’s fastest growing economies. The news comes as plans to import maiden liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes into the country have stuttered due to surging global prices.
A potential resurgence in nuclear power combined with increasing renewable energy capacity could see less liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled power projects built in South Korea than previously anticipated.
China is continuing its rapid expansion into global new energy markets with exports of solar PV, wind turbines, and energy storage equipment, expected to be worth $100 billion this year, data from energy research firm Wood Mackenzie showed.
The coal plus renewables energy transition led by Asia Pacific’s largest growth markets – China and India – is gathering speed. Significantly, it is a lot cheaper than the natural gas plus renewables path followed by the EU and US to lower emissions.
Solar Philippines has taken a further step toward massively expanding the nation’s renewables capacity, including with one of the world’s top projects, as it aims to help meet rising energy demand and aid a shift away from coal.
Indonesia’s Medco Energi (IDX:MEDC) is on the lookout for more merger and acquisition (M&A) opportunities in Southeast Asia after successfully buying ConocoPhillips Indonesian assets in a $1.355 billion deal struck last year.
France’s TotalEnergies (LSE:TTE) and Japan’s ENEOS are set to develop $2 billion worth of distributed generation assets across Asia following a recent deal to establish a joint venture that will sell power from solar.
JERA, the largest power generation company in Japan, producing about 30% of the nation’s electricity, is planning to develop at least 1 GW of solar power by end-2025, with new business partner West Holdings, a Japanese renewable energy engineering company.
Renewable energy developer Quantum Power Asia agreed to advance a potential $5 billion plan to export electricity generated from solar in Indonesia to Singapore as the city-state attempts to accelerate its use of renewables and cut its reliance on imported liquefied natural gas (LNG).
France's TotalEnergies and Japanese energy group ENEOS Holdings said that they will team up to sell electricity generated from solar power to Asian businesses.
Japan’s Mitsui has agreed to make an investment in a large-scale 1.3GW renewable energy project that India’s ReNew Power is developing.
The deal volume for renewable energy assets in Asia more than tripled to $13.6 billion in 2021, as the number of transactions surged by 53% year-on-year to 75. Significantly, large corporate mergers in the solar energy sector fuelled the considerable increase in value, reported Enerdatics, a research company.
US-based Enfinity Global has acquired a $1 billion utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power portfolio in Japan. Significantly, the deal marks the largest renewable energy acquisition in Japan for at least five years in terms of transaction value and power capacity, according to Enerdatics, a research company.
JGC said it will provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services at a “mega solar power plant generation project” with 94MW capacity at Bugallon in the Philippines for Aboitiz Power.
Analysts at Rystad Energy believe Southeast Asia could become the largest floating solar photovoltaic (PV) market in the world with several significant projects planned this decade.
Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Woodside (ASX:WPL) is collaborating with US-based Heliogen, a provider of AI-enabled concentrated solar energy, to build a 5 MW commercial-scale demonstration facility in California.
France’s EDF Renewables (EPA:EDF) has made a significant investment in VinaCapital’s SkyX Solar, a rooftop solar power developer in Vietnam as the market continues to boom.
French power company EDF Group (EPA:EDF) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Singapore government-owned utilities company SP Group to jointly develop a subsea transmission cable to enable renewable energy imports from Indonesia to Singapore.
Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries (NSE:RELIANCE) acquired a Norwegian solar panel maker and an Indian builder of renewable projects in a bid by the oil-to-retail conglomerate to extend its dominance into alternative energy.
Indonesia has approved the subsea route for what could be the world’s first intercontinental power grid, connecting Australia to Singapore, with 24/7 renewable power. The official nod means Sun Cable’s ambitious project, that proposes the world’s largest solar farm, the world’s biggest battery, and the world's longest undersea cable, has moved a step closer to reality.
Solar power holds the key to meeting renewable energy targets for Indonesia, but the fast-growing Southeast Asian economy needs significant reforms to steer it away from an over-reliance on coal, according to a report.