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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.

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...

Solar energy is just beginning to gain some traction in Myanmar, a country that has been gradually opening up its economy and society to...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Indonesia Solar Energy Profile - Social Cover

Indonesia: A Nation Rich in Unrealized Solar Energy Potential

Solar energy and Indonesia seem almost ideally suited for each other. Indonesia has yet to tap into its abundant solar energy resource potential in...
Vietnam Solar Energy Profile Cover Image

Vietnam Solar Profile: Energy, and an Economy, in Transition

Vietnam’s power sector has been expanding alongside its economy—at USD223.9 billion in 2017—one of the 20 fastest growing in the world with year-over-year growth rates...
A Bangladeshi Farmer Working on a Farm with Solar PV Installed

Bangladesh, World Bank Team Up to Double Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Capacity

As much as 310 megawatts (MW) of new solar power capacity is to be installed in Bangladesh beginning this year on out to January...
Solar Magazine Weekly Solar Highlights: Mar. 16–Mar. 23 2019

Solar Magazine’s Curated News Highlights, March 16–23 Week

Plenty news regarding solar and renewable energy emerged March 16–23 week: Analysts see the beginning of the end for thermal coal in Japan and...
Modern Smart Renewable City Landscape

Tokyo, Copenhagen, San Diego and Peña Station NEXT Rank Among Deloitte’s Biggest, Purest and...

Smart renewable cities (SRCs) are emerging around the world as governments, utilities, corporations and communities create innovative models that leverage and capitalize on the...

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