Week In South East Asia: Citicore’s 20MW Solar Supply To Shell Energy; B.Grimm’s First Solar Farm Acquisition In Cambodia and More

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Citicore Power Inc To Supply 20MW Of Solar Power To Shell Energy Philippines Inc.

Citicore Power Inc. which is a renewable energy supply and solutions company has announced that it will deliver up to 20 megawatts of clean, solar-based power to Shell Energy Philippines Inc. Citicore said that Citicore Solar Bataan Inc. through its solar plant in Mariveles, Bataan would supply Shell with renewable energy. Since Citicore started its solar plant operations, it has already generated 1.077 billion kilowatt-hours of energy, equivalent to 763,200 metric tons of reduced carbon emission. Citicore is developing new REsources and plans to increase its RE portfolio five-fold over the next five years to support more customers in their net-zero emissions journeys. On the other hand, Shell Energy Philippines Inc. (formerly Manta Energy Inc.) is a retail electricity supplier under the Shell Group offering competitive and environment-friendly energy solutions to businesses in the Philippines.

Sunseap Redesigns The Career Path Of Solar Technologists In Order To Attract Singaporeans

Sunseap Group said that it has redesigned the career path of solar technologists employed by Sunseap in order to attract more Singaporeans to enter the renewable energy industry. Mr Frank Phuan, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sunseap, said: “As Singapore ramps up efforts to tap on renewable energy to meet our power needs, we anticipate an increase in the number of jobs in the renewable energy industry in the coming years. We hope to do more to attract Singaporeans into this industry.”

Sunseap said it has worked with the Employment and Employability Institute and the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore to redesign the solar technologist role, which is expected to lead to better job progression, higher skills learning and certification, higher productivity and pay. Junior solar technologists are responsible for installation, testing and commissioning of the solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, while senior solar technologists are expected to design the solar PV systems, plan, execute, track and govern projects, among other responsibilities.

Kudun and Partners Represents B.Grimm Power Public Company Limited On Its First Ground-mounted Solar Farm Cross-border Acquisition In Cambodia

Kudun and Partners represented B.Grimm Power Public Company Limited on a cross-border investment transaction on acquiring 100% shares in a project company that has obtained the right to develop the first-ever ground-mounted solar photovoltaics (PV) project in Cambodia with the power purchase agreement for 30 Megawatts with Electricite Du Cambodge (EDC) for a period of 20 years. This project is the first large ground-mounted solar photovoltaics (PV) project in Cambodia and an important project to increase the share of renewable energy generation in the country. Cambodia has been grappling with an ever-increasing demand for electricity. Despite having an abundance of solar radiation, Cambodia is lagging in the generation of power from renewable sources, and the country has a solar generation capacity of only 10 MW.

Singapore’s Maxeon Solar Announces New Maxeon Air™ Solar Panels With Revolutionary Technology

Maxeon Solar Technologies, Ltd. announced the commercialization of its new Maxeon Air™ technology platform. The result of five years of research, development and testing, this new technology platform enables the production of frameless, thin, lightweight and conformable solar panels with efficiency and performance equivalent to standard solar panels. Maxeon Air solar panels are conformable, ultra-light, robust and fire-certified panels that can be adhered directly to the roof without the need for racking or other mounting systems. The first product introduction using the technology will target installation on roofs that are not engineered to support the weight of conventional solar systems. In Europe alone, the Company estimates that there is an unserved annual market for low-load roofs of over 4 GW.

AboitizPower To Expand Its RE Share With Second Solar Project In Philippines

Aboitiz Power Corporation (AboitizPower) is set to expand its share in the renewable energy space, particularly in the business of harnessing energy from the sun, with a 74-megawatt (MW) solar power facility planned for Pangasinan this year. The solar project, to be built in Cayanga in the town of Bugallon, about 13 kilometers southwest of the provincial capital of Lingayen, recently received board approval and is now in the development stage. The Cayanga project will be the company’s second solar power venture after its 59-MW-peak facility in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, which was inaugurated in 2016.

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