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APVIA sees steady Q1 growth in Asian PV

The expansion of the Asian solar market in the first quarter of 2017 was broadly similar to the growth seen in the first quarter of last year, although most countries in the region have yet to reveal official installation statistics for the January-March period, the Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA) said in a new report.

Vietnamese utility to build 350 MW

A unit of utility Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) has announced plans to build two projects totalling 350 MW of solar capacity in southeastern Vietnam.

Vietnam releases FIT and net metering scheme for solar

The Vietnamese government has issued the long-expected FIT scheme for solar energy projects. The 20-year FIT was set at VND 2,086 ($0.091)/kWh. Furthermore, a net metering mechanism is expected to support residential PV across the country.


Tata Solar plans 100 MW PV project in Vietnam

The Indian solar company is planning to deploy 100 MW of PV capacity in Vietnam’s southern region of Binh Phuoc.

Vietnam province taps Korean government for assistance on 500 MW solar project

Government of Vietnam’s Yen Bai province teams with South Korean renewable energy developer Solkiss to finalize plans to develop 500 MW solar project at Thac Ba Lake. Solkiss will request Korean government financial assistance for the project.


Vietnam greenlights $3.3bn worth of solar PV projects – reports

Country’s Dak Lak province grants series of MoUs and licences for a raft of solar PV projects, including a reported 300 – 500 MW solar farm to be developed by U.S. power firm AES Corporation and a mooted 2 GW project by local firm Xuan Thien Daklak, reports Reuters.

Natcore Technology approved for 200 MW of PV in Vietnam

The U.S. heterojunction PV cell specialist has secured initial approval to oversee construction of 200 MW of solar capacity in Binh Thuan province.


GCL invests in 600 MW of cell capacity in Vietnam

The Chinese PV maker has joined its fellow manufacturers in expanding to Southeast Asia though a partnership with a Vietnamese cell maker.


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