Avaada Power Felicitated for Its Community Development & Women Empowerment Programs with ET Now CSR Leadership Award
Mar 21, 2018

Avaada Power Pvt. Ltd, India’s leading clean energy company, has been working for the overall development of underserved communities across the country. The organization has launched multiple programs directed towards empowering women through skill building, rural electrification, quality education and promoting health-care. Recognized for its sustained efforts, Avaada has been felicitated with ET Now CSR Leadership Award for overall Community Development and specifically for Women Empowerment.

Avaada has enabled women, especially in villages, to earn a sustainable income through its skill building program. Located across India, Avaada’s NavKiran Stitching & Tailoring Center offers certification courses. Through Self Help Groups, trainees are earning a regular income by using the skills learnt. In its campaign to bring village schools on par with those in city, Avaada has powered classrooms with solar rooftop systems. Digital Centers have been launched to help youth be conversant with computers and the opportunities it presents. Village schools have been refurbished to offer more conducive learning environment.

Through off-grid solar energy projects, Avaada has been able to bring electricity access to far flung villages in Ladakh and Uttar Pradesh. To ensure good health of the communities, Avaada has helped rural communities gain access to much needed medical aid. Apart from organizing regular health camps, the organization has been focusing on sanitation and other preventive measures. In line with this thought, the organization has also built household toilets in rural communities.

Mr. Vineet Mittal, Chairman, Avaada Group “Our inclusivity model delivers growth not just for the organization but for the society at large. Through our sustainability initiatives we are seeking to achieve widespread impact, by first identifying the issues and then launching customized campaigns to holistically address the problems. Creating opportunities for a better quality of life in local communities through rural electrification, skill building, effective health-care and quality education are as a much a priority for us as our business. To be felicitated for all our efforts with the ET Now Leadership Awards is a great honor. This is a memorable moment for all of us at Avaada.”

Avaada Power has always followed the philosophy of giving back to the society. For the overall development of the society, Avaada Power operates around its five pillars of education, enabling empowerment, protecting environment, promoting health care and lighting up rural India.

Media Contact

Surbhee Jain
+91 (022) 61408029
Avaada Group

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Solar Park Veendam - From polluted land to a sustainable energy development
Mar 19, 2018

HANGZHOU, China, March 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Astronergy / Chint Solar officially inaugurates a new 15.5 MW solar park in the municipality of Veendam, Province of Groningen, Netherlands. The project, which was the largest solar PV project connected in 2017 in the Netherlands, was acquired end of 2016 from a local developer and was brought to a successful completion and connection in December 2017 by Chint. The polluted land that was found unsuitable for agricultural use found in solar a new purpose.

The 15 hectares strip of land located in the heart of the industrial area of Veendam, was vacant for a long time and part of the ground had suffered from contamination during years of industrial use. Solar presents itself as perfect solution for such cases, where little to no disturbance of the soil is desirable and can convert an otherwise unusable land into an economic and sustainability landmark for the region. The solar park, which will, during its operational lifetime, offset more than 240 kilotons of CO2, will produce enough energy every year to power 5,900 homes.

"We are proud to have stepped into this project and to have contributed to its full success. It was a team effort which enabled the realization of the project with a strong collaboration and participation from all public stakeholders. We see the Veendam Solar Park as a landmark and role model that we wish to replicate in the Netherlands in the coming years. Chint is a pioneer in the solar energy sector and is fully committed to contribute to a successful energy transition in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe, away from fossil fuels and into a sustainable and clean energy future," Dr. Lu, Chuan the CEO of Astronergy/Chint Solar commented.

The project was initially developed by local company Powerfield and acquired by Chint in December 2016. From that point onwards Chint was actively engaged with the Municipality of Veendam, the Province of Groningen and other local entities, private companies and advisors to ensure the project's development would be carried on fulfilling all of the regulatory and legal requirements. During the first half of 2017 all the open technical and development items were concluded, and the project reached financial closure in the summer time. Construction of the solar park, which was carried out by the specialized firm Golbeck Solar, started on the 4th of September and progressed at an impressive rate to mount all 57,288 solar panels and connect by 29th of December to the Enexis Veendam substation across the canal from the project location.

"The end phase of the construction was quite challenging as the bad weather and amount of water on the ground threatened to delay the progress and endanger a timely connection. With the excellent support of the local grid operator Enexis and all involved parties in construction we finally connected the park and achieved first energy export before the last days of 2017," Dr. Lu, Chuan said.

What's next?

Chint intends to remain very active in the Netherlands and is already planning the construction of the next solar park with 15.2 MW in Andijk, Municipality of Medemblik, province of Noord-Holland. The medium term goal is ambitious. The company is working on early stage development of additional 500 MW to be built over the course of the next 2 to 3 years. This will be achieved in close collaboration with several municipalities, provinces and many other public entities, and in partnering with local private companies in the industry.

About Astronergy / Chint

Astronergy Solar was established in 2006 and is a global leader in the solar industry with more than 4000 employees. Astronergy is specialized in crystalline module manufacturing with a production capacity of 2.5 GWp in different factories around the world (China, Thailand, and Germany). Besides manufacturing, Astronergy is a leading global downstream player being active in project development, financing, realization and operation of solar parks. Astronergy has built a significant track record of 3.5GWp completed projects in different regions. Around 2.5 GWp solar projects are owned by Astronergy which makes it one of the largest renewable energy independent power producers.

For the European project development activities, Astronergy set up an experienced team in 2016. The project development team is currently active in Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Germany and Eastern Europe countries. In the Netherlands Astronergy established its own representation in Amsterdam with local solar experts in 2017.

The firm's technology leadership, financial health, diversity and risk management got wide recognition from advisors, financial institutions and banks. Bloomberg lists Astronergy as Tier 1 module supplier for consecutive years and Photon Consulting has just recently ranked Astronergy as #1 player in the solar industry.

Astronergy's Parent Company and major shareholder, The Chint Group, is a market leader in Low-Voltage products and has a strong market position in Power Transmission & Distribution sector. Founded in 1984, the Chint Group with its 30.000+ employees has provided millions of customers in 100 countries worldwide with reliable and high quality solutions for over thirty years.

For more information contact:

Wanshu Hu
Sales & Marketing Department

Source: Astronergy

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PCIM Asia welcomes exhibitors from around the globe and announces the debut of E-mobility Zone
Mar 15, 2018

SHANGHAI --( ASIA TODAY )-- PCIM Asia Conference promises to explore the latest technological trends and developments in power electronic components and systems

PCIM Asia is an international exhibition and conference for power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management. The fair, scheduled to be held from 26 – 28 June at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition Center, is jointly organised by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd and the Shanghai Pudong International Exhibition Corp, with Mesago PCIM GmbH as a partner.

With just a few months to go until the show opens, a press conference was held on 15 March at the Kerry Hotel in Shanghai to provide an insight into the expected highlights of the 2018 edition. Speaking at the press conference, Mr Hubert Duh, Chairman of Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, said: “Over the years, PCIM Asia has become the leading business and conference platform for power electronics in China. The fair has consistently reached new heights and I believe this momentum will continue for the upcoming show. This year, the fair will occupy 7,000 sqm of exhibition space and the number of visitors is expected to exceed 8,000. Currently over 70% of the exhibition space has already been booked and we are expecting to host more than 100 exhibitors from around the world.”

In addition to details about the upcoming show, Mr Song Gaosheng, Senior Director of Great China Mitsubishi Electric Semiconductor was present at the press conference to share his insight and expectations regarding future industry trends and developments.

Recognising the significant growth prospects of the market in China, a number of first-time domestic and international exhibitors are keen to present their latest innovative solutions and products to industry professionals. This year, there will be a Newcomer Pavilion for companies joining PCIM Asia for the first time. Some of the well-known participants include WEVO-CHEMIE (Germany), VACUUMSCHMELZE (Germany), Yangzhou Guoyang Electronics Co Ltd (China) and Isabellenhütte Heusler (Germany).

The fair will once again be supported by some of the world’s leading power electronic brands. Those confirmed for the show include Mitsubishi (Japan), Fuji (Japan), Toshiba (Japan), SEMIKRON (Germany), LEM (Switzerland), CRRC (China), Heraeus (Germany), AUXEL (France), EAGTOP (China), Mersen (France), and SunKing (China).

Debut of the E-mobility Zone

Electric mobility has received significant government attention over the last few years in China as the government battles to curb air pollution. The auto industry is witnessing an important shift in policies that are encouraging the rise of e-mobility as evidenced by the rapid introduction of charging infrastructure and an initiative to sell two million new energy cars every year by 2020.

In response to the rapid increase in demand for electric vehicles, the fair organisers have this year established the E-mobility Zone. Already a feature of PCIM Europe, the new zone at PCIM Asia will use the experience from the mother show to help address the challenges of power electronics when used in a diverse array of applications such as electrical-, hybrid- and fuel cell vehicles, charging infrastructure and payment systems.

PCIM Asia Conference promises to explore the latest technological trends and developments in power electronic components and systems

As part of the concurrent event programme, the PCIM Asia Conference is one of the most important conferences for power electronics in China. For the first time the conference has moved so that it will be located in the same hall as the main fair. Industry experts are being assembled from all over the world to gather in Shanghai and present the latest power electronic applications and join technical discussions.

The conference has to date confirmed 60 conference speakers who will deliver an array of keynote and interactive presentations. The main focus of the conference this year will be on technological trends and developments in power electronic components and systems within the Asian market. Two key speakers and their respective presentations include:

Speaker: Dr Enrique J. Dede, University of Valencia

Presentation: A Vision on Industrial Induction Heating Converter

Technology: Trends and Challenges

Speaker: Mr Herman Zhang, Delta Electronics

Presentation: Technology Trend of e-Mobility Charging

To find out more about the 2018 show, please visitwww.pcimasia-expo.com.

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Tel: +852 2238 9972

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Why Thailand is ready for SETA 2018
Mar 12, 2018

BANGKOK --( ASIA TODAY )-- With Asia as one of the world’s fastest growing economies, it is undoubtedly leading in the forefront of global renewable energy expansion, with its overall capacity projected to occupy 45 percent of the world’s total share, surpassing even the markets of the North America and Western Europe region.

Alternative energy solutions that are rapidly becoming more available and considerably cost-effective, coupled with concerted efforts to implement clean environments - can be said to be the key drivers to propel this exponential growth. Though the robust landscape is dominated by China and India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand are fast becoming strong and significant players.

Thailand is strategically positioned in the hub of this hotspot of rapid growth in renewable energy. It is not only in close proximity with the industry giants of China and India but more importantly, Thailand is fast becoming a force to reckon with, particularly in the markets of its sub-region of ASEAN. BMI’s special report “Asia Renewables : A Sustainable Future” (March 2017) has 2 observations that point to Thailand’s potential as a strong renewables market. One was “Select markets in ASEAN region are fast becoming increasingly attractive for renewable energy investment, with Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia set to dominate the sub-region’s renewables capacity mix over the coming decade”. The other was “we view Thailand as the ASEAN renewables investment bright spot as the country has emerged as the outperforming solar markets in the South East Asia Region…”

Within Thailand, renewable energy is high on its economic growth agenda so as to reduce its dependency on imported energy, as well as to enhance its resources to facilitate overall industrial and economic growth for global competitiveness. Projections show that its renewable energy market share will increase substantially within the next 20 years, with solar power and biomass being the two primary energy alternatives. Its Power Development Plan (2015 to 2036) drawn up in 2015 aims to reduce electricity demand through alternative energy solutions, as well as through energy conservation plans targeted at key groups including industries, business buildings, residences and public areas. In tandem is also the plan to reduce the carbon footprint by 37 percent through increased production of renewable power.

From all perspectives, SETA 2018 in Thailand represents a critical event for Asia’s renewable energy markets. It is a timely and highly visible platform for sponsors, exhibitors and investors to present their projects, products and services to a quality group of B2B visitors comprising high level decision/policy makers, conference delegates and senior corporate representatives as well as from the media and the academia. The multi-themed conference presents a prime dialogue opportunity for policy makers from the the private and public sectors, as well as a learning experience to glimpse into the technology trends in the renewables energy development pipeline. That its host country - Thailand - is one of Asia’s potential players in the renewable energy industry- enhances the content and direction of SETA 2018 as an event not to be missed. Culminating all this is of course the attraction that Thailand is the region’s most preferred destination for business and pleasure.


The SETA 2018, 3-day conference is the excellent platform to bring broaden energy thought-leadership, expertise and innovative technology required to urge the energy investment deploying both of commercial and technical knowledge to shape the energy mix policy and reflect to this economical and environmental flourishing in the region. As uniquely, SETA will vividly urging in broaden discussion for the whole pipe-line energy since upstream, conventional power and electricity production ,through the major energy consumption deployment in transportation sector , and the alternatively key play energy resource –Renewable Energy to bridge with innovative technology solution to the developing and advancing use of renewables and the future of energy aspect with the smart cities solution, all to shape and fulfill the energy mix with secure, affordable and low carbon society for our cities, countries and generations as destination, This is the Must-Attend-Event of the year.

GAT International Co., Ltd.
GAT in short, is the international conference and exhibition management company who expertise in Energy sector business trade show in Thailand and ASEAN countries coverage

For further more information
Contact us: Ms. Wuttaya Hnunbhakdi
Email: wuttaya@gat.cot.h

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Brightening the Borders - Why Solar Power is Making Its Way Into the Limelight
Mar 05, 2018

If you have ever thought about how powerful the sun felt on a hot day, you can understand how harnessing that power to use as an alternative, clean energy makes perfect sense. More and more solar power is being used as an excellent renewable energy to power our lives and things are looking bright for the future.

If you’re looking at reasonable ways to cut your energy bills, or just interested in an alternative and clean way to power your home, check with the solar power energy providers in your area. Harnessing solar energy to help power your home offers many benefits, some of which you might not even realise.

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of using solar power and why it’s becoming increasingly popular all the time.

The Cost

The cost of using solar power will dramatically reduce the cost of your electricity bills. Because you’re not taking it completely off the electricity grid, but generating it yourself, you save money but it doesn’t end there.

There are often incentives offered by companies and other government rebates and discounts for using solar power and upgrading your system to use them. The cost, in the long run, is well worth the upfront investment for going green.

Plus, there’s the cost to the environment, which is well worth considering. Less wear and tear on our dear mother earth is never a bad thing. You’ll save money and you can rest assured you are doing the right thing in the process.

Not Just Houses

With technology always advancing and changing the way it’s used, there are so many more options for solar power, and the options are growing all the time. You can heat your water and your home, but you can use it to heat your swimming pool and not just in homes, but businesses as well. Larger business and buildings are finding it well worth their while to install solar panels to capture energy that is already there and lower their energy bills while they’re at it.

Going the Distance

Trains, buses and cars, can all tap into the sun’s power and store it for use. This is a huge benefit for transportation. To be able to cut back on energy that traditionally comes from fossil fuels is a going to be huge for both businesses and individuals alike. With running costs lowered, we spend less and the planet scores again.

Mobile Power

Did you know you can charge all your gadgets with solar power? You can. Your mobile phone, e-reader, tablet, as well as solar powered dryers, smaller appliances and your flashlight can all be kept fully-charged at all times with the power of the sun. With our increasing reliance on all these gadgets and more, there’s no doubt that the ability to stay charged on-the-go will be music to many people’s ears.

The Future Looks Bright

There are more and more advancements using solar energy being tested and discovered all the time. As we progress, so does the way we use solar energy, the way we capture it and the way we store it. Solar panels have dropped in price considerably over the years, as more and more are needed, the technology has advanced for more effective, less expensive and better-performing panels.

There are experiments being carried out to harness the energy from space, closer to the sun and even ways of tapping the energy directly from trees. But the truth is, the sun provides more energy to the earth than we can ever use, so tapping it for our use only makes sense. It’s clean, less expensive and readily available.

As ways to make this energy source more efficient and improve its conversion to electricity continue, soon, it won’t be a new energy, it will simply be one of them. The future truly does looks bright for solar power.

World Smart Energy Week 2018 : World's Leading Comprehensive Smart Energy Trade Show
Feb 15, 2018

Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd. will be holding the Japan’s largest comprehensive show for smart and renewable energy - World Smart Energy Week 2018 from February 28 - March 2 at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan. The show aims to provide a platform for professionals from across Japan, Asia, and the world to negotiate and network for the future of smart and renewable energy business. It will consist of 8 exhibitions and world-class conference sessions filling up Tokyo Big Sight - the largest exhibition center of the country. The show ranges from power generation, storage, saving, transmission to distribution technologies. The comprehensive business event is expected to welcome 1,580 exhibitors and 70,000 professional visitors.

The show will commence with a ribbon-cutting ceremony inviting 60 energy industry leaders from Japan and overseas as dignitaries. Ambassadors from Denmark and Norway, and senior representatives from major companies in Japan, such as Toshiba Corp., Mitsubishi Electric Corp., and Panasonic Corp., many others will celebrate the opening of World Smart Energy Week 2018.

Date & Time: Feb. 28 (Wed) 9:30 am -
Venue: In front of Reception Counter, East 5 Hall

Also, Executive Party will be held on the first day to facilitate networking among executives of smart energy industries 800 executives from exhibiting and visiting firms, organisations, speakers from keynotes, and other conference sessions will be attending the reception party. A perfect opportunity to meet and carry out interviews with great influencers.
Date & Time: Feb. 28 (Wed) 12:30 pm -
Venue: Reception Hall, 1st floor of Conference Tower

During the show period, keynote and technical conference sessions will be held in parallel to the exhibitions at the Conference Tower of Tokyo Big Sight. Distinguished industry leaders from the 8 energy sectors share the outlook for their industries, the latest technologies, market trends, national and international energy policies, and various strategies for business and national/international energy policies. Throughout the show period, 220 sessions will be held in 2018. These will include a World Smart Energy Week keynote session led by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), U.S. Department of Energy to discuss “Japan & US Smart Energy Strategies and Future Outlook” Many more interesting sessions you don’t want to miss in this year are published. Please check the details of all sessions via the following link.

Press Registration>>>http://www.wsew.jp/en/shuzai/?fm=preshow
Invitation Ticket Request (Free) >>>http://www.wsew.jp/en/inv/?fm=preshow
Exhibiting Information Inquiries >>>wsew@reedexpo.co.jp

The show has been expanding its scale and the profile of the show by attracting increasing attention from smart and renewable energy related professionals year by year. World Smart Energy Week 2018 is the best place to keep up with the changing conditions of the industry.

Conference Details:http://www.wsew.jp/en/seminar/?fm=preshow

The show has been expanding its scale and the profile of the show by attracting increasing attention from smart and renewable energy related professionals year by year. World Smart Energy Week 2018 is the best place to keep up with the changing conditions of the industry

World Smart Energy Week 2018
Dates: February 28 - March 2, 2018
Time: 10:00 – 18:00 (10:00 – 17:00 on March 2, 2018)
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, Japan (Tokyo International Exhibition Center)
Organised by: Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.

Held inside World Smart Energy Week 2018:
FC EXPO 2018 - 14th Int'l Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Expo
PV EXPO 2018 - 11th Int’l Photovoltaic Power Generation Expo
PV SYSTEM EXPO 2018 - 9th Int’l Photovoltaic Power Generation System Expo
BATTERY JAPAN 2018 - 8th Int'l Rechargeable Battery Expo
WIND EXPO 2018 – 6th Int’l Wind Energy Expo & Conference
THERMAL POWER EXPO – 2nd Next-generation Thermal Power Generation Expo

Co-organised by:
Hydrogen Energy Systems Society of Japan (HESS) [FC EXPO]
Fuel Cell Development Information Center (FCDIC) [FC EXPO]
Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) [WIND EXPO]
Japan Woody Bioenergy Association / Japan Organics Recycling Association [INT’L BIOMASS EXPO]
Thermal and Nuclear Power Engineering Society [THERMAL POWER EXPO]

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World Smart Energy Week Show Management
Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.
18F Shinjuku-Nomura Bldg.,1-26-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0570, Japan
TEL : +81-3-3349-8576 FAX : +81-3-3349-8535
Email: pr-eng.wsew@reedexpo.co.jp

Chifeng WANG (Mr.)
Visiting Inquiries:
Email: visitor-eng.wsew@reedexpo.co.jp

Manami OGAWA (Ms.)
Exhibiting Inquiries:
Email: wsew@reedexpo.co.jp

Yasu MUROTA (Mr.), Mitsuru TAKAZAWA (Mr.),
Seungjoon BAEK (Mr.), Chifeng WANG (Mr.), Ryo MATSUBARA (Mr.)

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Towards Consolidated Energy Technology Conference @ SETA 2018
Feb 12, 2018

Bangkok, 9 Feb. 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Spring-cleaning our energy not only benefits environment, it also improves jobs and economy. SETA - Sustainable Energy Technology Asia (SETA), brings its highly anticipated conference to its third edition to Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) Bang Na Bangkok, Thailand from Mar. 21st to 23rd 2018.

Conference is supported by remarkable speakers from government, influential public and private business entities, and industry top suppliers. Through intense and inspirational dialogue, the conference aims to present upcoming innovative renewable energy solutions, which includes energy production, distribution and consumption. It particularly addresses them in the key infrastructures of transportation, industry and city planning.

Conference consists 4 parts:
1. CEO Energy Forum “ Future Energy Outlook”
• Energy Policy and Planning for the Next Decades
• Future Energy Industry to Low Carbon Decade
2. ASEAN Energy
• Power Interconnecting Grids
• Gas Pipeline ASEAN Map
• Digi-Energy Outlook
• Smart Grid
3. Smart Urbanisation & Energy Storage Technology
4. Innovative Renewable Energy Policies and Procurement

The chair will be presided by Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, ACM Dr. Prajin Juntong, SETAASIA’s Conference 2018 affirms its prominent role in the industry. Together with Kingdom’s deputy prime minister., visitors will be greeted by Minister of Energy, Thailand - Mr. Siri Jirapongpan, Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Thailand - Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Transport, Thailand - Mr. Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, Ambassador, Embassy of Japan - Mr. Shiro Sadoshima, General Director of World Nuclear Association - Ms. Agneta Rising and many important figures.

2018 edition is themed “ Towards Consolidated Energy Technology”. It expects over 7,500 professional visitors from over 50 countries to participate this year. Kicking off the conference with exhibition which demonstrates the inaugural idea to real old with “Smart Urbanization Simulation" with more 500 sqm such as smart condo, smart home, smart grid, smart retails, smart farm, SETA ASIA 2018 takes participants to sneak peek into revolutionary energy concepts of the future such as Smart Urbanisation , Future Energy and Fuel Cell Technology and many more.

Register now at SETAASIA.com

SETA 2018 details:

When: 21 to 23 March 2018
Where: Hall E103-104 of the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) Bang Na, Bangkok, Thailand

For more information, or to register your attendance as a member of the media, visitwww.seta.asia or contact:
Email: marketing@gat.co.th; Tel No.: +66 2 6430744

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Taiwan's First Rooftop Solar System with NSP's Glory BiFi Solar Modules
Feb 08, 2018

Neo Solar Power Corporation ("NSP", or "the Company", publicly listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange, Ticker: 3576 TT), a world-class leading integrated PV solution provider with expertise in high conversion efficiency products and global solar system development capabilities in Hsinchu, Taiwan, today held the opening ceremony of its Bifacial rooftop solar system with Taiwan's "Workforce Development Agency (Yunlin-Chiayi-Tainan Regional Branch), Ministry of Labor". This system is the first case who was constructed with NSP's P-type Double Glass and Double Side generation modules ("Glory BiFi Modules") in Taiwan.

This 2MW solar system uses 6,500 pieces NSP's "Glory" BiFi Modules which has been certified by TUV Rheinland after passing the latest and severest IEC standards (IEC 61215, and IEC 61730, 2016). This system is installed on the rooftop of the Training and Employment Center of Tainan Government and can generate around 2.6 million kWh electricity annually (equivalent to 700 households' power usage) and reduce carbon emissions by 1,375 metric tons (equivalent to the capability of 5 Da An Forest Parks to contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions) due to sufficient sunlight.

"NSP's Glory BiFi Module is the only one module product winning 3 important awards, "Voluntary Product Certification", "2017 Taiwan Excellent PV Award (4 consecutive years)" and "the 26th Taiwan Excellence Award" from 3 Taiwan's government departments, Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection, Bureau of Energy and Bureau of Foreign Trade respectively, representing the high output, high reliability and high quality of NSP's solar modules. To support Taiwan government's policy of promoting renewable energy, it can be expected that NSP's high efficiency solar modules will be applied to various solar systems worldwide and continue to enhance Taiwan's solar systems installation." says Simon Li, President of NSP System.

About Neo Solar Power Corporation (3576 TT) (NSP)
Founded in 2005 by Dr. Quincy Lin (former Senior VP of TSMC) and Dr. Sam Hong (former Director of ITRI Research Division), Neo Solar Power Corporation (NSP) is a leading manufacturer of high performance and high quality solar cells and modules. With core competitive advantages in quality, technology and customer service, NSP became the world's largest merchant solar cell manufacturer by volume in 2013. After selling DelSolar to NSP, Delta Electronics (2308, TT) became the biggest shareholder of NSP with a 19% holding. Leveraging current leading position in solar cell technology, NSP will further expand into the global solar systems businesses, aiming to become the leading solar system integrator in the world. For more information, please visit the company's website atwww.nsp.com

For further information, please contact:
Mr. Hao Huang
Investor Relations Dept.
Phone: +886-3-578-0011 ext. 20628
Email: hao.huang@nsp.com

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Vietnam Going Solar After Nuclear Power Plants Shelved
Investvine, A Company of Inside Investor, Ltd.
Feb 05, 2018

The Vietnam government decided to embark on a number of projects to build large solar power facilities in the country and encouraged large companies to invest in the sector in order to prevent anticipated power shortages due to the recent cancellation of nuclear power plant construction projects.

Originally, it was planned to build two nuclear power plants with Russia and Japan in the southern province of Ninh Thuan, but the plan was cancelled in November 2016 due to hefty up-front costs of several billion dollars per reactor and because of security fears.

Thien Tan Group, a large construction and energy conglomerate and one of Vietnam’s largest solar power company, now said it will spend $2 billion to build five large solar power plants by 2020 in Ninh Thuan. A 50 megawatts solar plant will start operating this year, followed by four plants generating 200-300 megawatt each. The five solar plants will generate an estimated one gigawatts, equivalent to the total power output of a nuclear reactor.

Ninh Thuan Province – which is blessed with ample sunshine and abundant idle land – is highly suitable for solar power generation. The province is trying to attract solar power plants as an alternative to nuclear. The province plans to attract 4.85 gigawatt worth of large solar power plants by 2030.

TTC Group is another large enterprise that decided to tap into the solar power generation business. By 2020, the sugar, energy, real estate and tourism conglomerate said it will build 20 large solar power plants in southern provinces with ample sunshine, including a 320 megawatt plant in Tay Ninh province and a 300 megawatt facility in Binh Thuan Province.

The government in Hanoi is trying to nurture solar power generation as one of the country’s main sources of electrical power. Currently solar power only accounts for 0.01 per cent of total power generation capacity in Vietnam, but the government plans to increase the ratio to 3.3 per cent by 2030 and 20 per cent by 2050.

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ADB, China Everbright International Facilitate Clean Waste-to-Energy PPP in Viet Nam
Feb 01, 2018

HONG KONG, CHINA (2 February 2018) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed a $100 million loan facility agreement with China Everbright International Limited (CEIL) to help a series of municipal waste-to-energy (WTE) plants in primary and secondary cities in the Mekong Delta. This initiative will be the first municipal WTE public-private partnership (PPP) project in the country.

“The agreement signed today will be a new model to improve solid waste management in cities, and also mitigate climate change by reducing methane and increasing energy generation from renewable sources,” said Christopher Thieme, Deputy Director General of the Private Sector Operations Department at ADB.

Viet Nam generates more than 27.8 million tons of waste annually. Most of the waste collected are disposed in landfills in an unhygienic manner. This poses a significant health threat to nearby communities, mostly urban poor. One of the most effective ways to treat and manage this increasing quantity of municipal solid waste is through WTE, which can reduce waste volume by 90% and eliminate greenhouse gas emissions, while also producing energy from the heat of the waste during incineration.

ADB’s assistance will support the construction and operation of a series of WTE plants with advanced clean technologies in multiple municipalities in Viet Nam. Each WTE plant will treat municipal solid waste and supply electricity to the local electricity grid. CEIL will develop and invest in WTE subprojects in Viet Nam to facilitate the harmless treatment, reduction, and reuse of household waste in the cities and produce clean electricity.

CEIL is one of the world’s leading integrated environmental protection companies with environmental protection projects spanning 18 provinces and municipalities in the People’s Republic of China. As of end of 2017, CEIL had 43 WTE projects in operation with a combined processing capacity of 39,100 tons per day and generation capacity of about 4,300 gigawatt-hours per year.

ADB, based in Manila, is dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific through inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration. Established in 1966, it is owned by 67 members—48 from the region.

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