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Sony Corporation, the Japanese electronics giant, has joined RE100 with an aim of reaching 100% use of renewable energy at all its premises by 2040. Sony already has all of its European operations supplied fully by renewables and now it will expand its use of clean energy in North America and China, as well as planning to use solar power at all of its factories in Thailand, Japan and elsewhere.
The deadly dam collapse in Laos in late July brings Cambodia’s own grand plans for hydropower into question – and thrusts solar power to the forefront of the Kingdom’s quest for energy independence. One innovation involving floating solar photovoltaic panels could be the answer.
You can only expect great things from an agency that calls itself ‘MIGHT’, the Malaysian Prime Minister’s task force to explore how the country can use emerging technologies like blockchain. MIGHT holds discussions with energy companies to understand how they can use blockchain to drive transformation in the renewable energy sector.
Residential and commercial PV has so far seen limited growth in the Philippines, despite the country having a net metering scheme in place for PV installations up to 100 kW in size since July 2013. The reasons for the slow development can be found in a series of hurdles that are preventing Philippine homeowners and small and medium-sized enterprises from installing rooftop solar.