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August 15, 2019
Experts urge private investment in Vietnam’s power grid

Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan provinces are increasingly burdened by overloaded transmission lines and substations. As more transmission lines and sub-stations get overloaded especially in Vietnam's Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan provinces, state media reports that authorities have urged the government to allow investors to install transmission systems and transfer them to the Vietnam Electricity (EVN) for operation.

August 15, 2019
Using machine learning and cheap satellite data to design rooftop solar power

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst campus, have built a software tool, called DeepRoof, which they say has achieved a “true positive rate” of 91.1% in identifying a roof’s solar power potential, while using widely available (and cheap) satellite data from tools like Google Earth. Their goal in Deep Roof: a Data-Driven Approach For Solar Potential Estimation Using Rooftop Imagery, is to take a list of address (or GPS coordinates) from a contractor and hand back the solar power potential of those sites.

August 15, 2019
Solar companies are struggling to make sense of Indonesian government’s renewable energy policy

Solar power companies in Indonesia are struggling to maintain their margins. The Indonesian authorities have announced a renewable energy mix target of 23% by 2025. To push installations of renewable energy, the government has introduced various regulations through different ministries. But, companies are protesting against some of the regulations as they feel these are not conducive for national solar power development.

August 15, 2019
Cambodia electricity authority “in a race” to prevent 2020 cuts

The head of Electricite Du Cambodge (EdC) said yesterday (Aug 8) that the utility is in “a race against time and a race against nature” to get two new generators installed and commissioned ahead of the next dry season if power cuts similar to earlier this year are to be avoided...The unexpected shortage was a result of drought, Cambodia’s predominantly hydro based power generating systems left without sufficient water to turn the turbines.

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