Articles tagged with: solar energy in Asia

Asia's population will reach about 4.6 billion by the end of 2019, which is more than half of the world's populace. However, most Asian members are developing countries that solar energy development has received lower priority compared to developed communities like the United States and Europe. Nevertheless, Asia has been regarded as one of the fast-growing markets in the upcoming decades as there are more and more resources and capital being put into it, and Asia has abundant solar radiation and lots of flatlands. Solar energy in Asia will continue to thrive since new market forces in Southeast Asia and the ASEAN are being raised.

Indonesia's Solar Superpower Debate

Can Indonesia Realize Its Future as a Solar Superpower in Asia?

Indonesia is often called the “Sleeping Giant” of Asia. Countless words are written every year forecasting the future of China and India as economic giants.…
Questing for Green Energy Glory at Tokyo 2020

Japan's Quest for Green Energy Glory at Tokyo 2020

Recent weeks have seen the news emerge this year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been postponed. This is a big story within the renewable energy…
Ground Mounted Solar Mini-Grids in Rural Africa

Mini-Grids Can Give Millions Power, but Bureaucracy and Technical Issues Still Stand in the Way

Across Africa and Asia, exciting plans for new mini-solar grid projects are being announced at a rapid pace. However, a surprisingly small percentage of these…
Myanmar Solar: Lots of Potential, But a Cloudy Outlook for Solar Energy Development and Growth

Myanmar Solar: Lots of Potential, But a Cloudy Outlook for Solar Energy Development and Growth

Solar energy is just beginning to gain some traction in Myanmar, a country that has been gradually opening up its economy and society to the…
Solar Power Costs Drop Below Natural Gas Generation in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian Solar Power Set to Surge as Costs Drop Below Natural-Gas Generation

Southeast Asian nations are stepping up plans to invest in and deploy solar power as the cost has dropped below that for gas-fired power plants,…
Cambodia Solar Energy Profile: Reaching a Climate Change, Clean Energy and Sustainable Development Tipping Point

Cambodia Solar Energy Profile

Cambodia’s economy is growing fast, and so is its demand for energy. Decisions made today regarding sources of fuel and power generation will determine whether…
Philippines Solar Energy Profile: A Lot in the Way of Political and Regulatory Obstacles and Barriers Need to Be Overcome

Philippines Solar Energy Profile: Philippines Falls Far Short of Realizing Solar, Renewable Energy Potential

An archipelagic nation with a population of 100 million-plus people spread across some 7,641 islands, the Philippines has set some ambitious renewable energy and climate…
Singapore Solar Energy Profile: Current State, Challenges and Opportunities of Singapore’s Solar Market

Singapore Solar Energy Profile

Singapore continues to advance towards achieving its renewable energy and climate change goals, installing rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on public housing, and more recently…
Solar Power Plant in Okinawa, Japan

Japanese Solar Poised for Growth But Government’s Long-Term Decarbonization Strategy Falls Short of Expectations

Japan’s long-term decarbonization strategy falls short on several counts, including setting solar and renewable energy goals and phasing out use of fossil fuels, according to…
Malaysia Solar Energy Profile

Malaysia Solar Energy Profile

Malaysia has emerged as an international hub for the manufacture of solar photovoltaic (PV) cells, wafers and modules. The southeast Asian nation has been comparatively…
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