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A 200kW floating solar project in now live above one of the Philippines' largest reservoirs. Norwegian floating solar technology provider Ocean Sun partnered with Chinese solar manufacturer GCL-SI in June to build the floating solar system in the 1,170-hectare Magat reservoir, found 220 miles north of capital Manila on the island of Luzon. It is the Philippines-based renewable energy group SN Aboitiz Power-Magat’s (SNAP) first non-hydro project.
The water authority of the city state wants to procure a 50 MW floating solar installation on the Tengeh Reservoir that will be operational by 2021. Details of a 50 MW installation described as “Southeast Asia’s largest public tender for floating PV” were revealed this morning by Norwegian technical consultancy DNV GL, which has been appointed technical advisor for the project.
Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) and Krungthep Thanakom Co., Ltd. joined hands to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop electricity infrastructure for the Smart Metropolitan Bangkok project at MEA’s headquarters, Bangkok, on 12 July 2019. The brief involves scrutinising the need for clean energy, making use of energy consumption data, and adopting digital technology.
Cambodia’s council of ministers approved four new large-scale solar power projects with 140 MW of total capacity. The projects will be constructed on a Build-Own-Operate (BOO) basis. A 20 MW solar park will be located in the Bavet province, while another 60 MW project will be built in the Battambang province, and two additional 30 MW facilities will being installed in the provinces of Pursat and Banteay Meanchey.