The need to install additional power generation continues to be one of the most relevant issues in Southeast Asia. It’s a region with GDP growth rates of above 6% p.a. during the past decade and where around one-fifth of its population (~25% larger than that of the...
Insights into the cleantech industry by Nikolai Dobrott
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN is a political and economic organization of ten Southeast Asian countries. Formed in 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, membership has since expanded to include Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.
The PV industry has bounced back from a tough few years of drastic consolidation driven by overcapacity and savage price competition. The PV market is now global and diversified, and is experiencing strong and consistent growth resulting in companies across the PV value chain becoming profitable again.
We spoke to Nikolai Dobrott about his thoughts on the much-discussed topic of when, by whom, and how the next steps in the development of Saudi Arabia’s solar market will unfold.
Opponents of solar energy tend to circulate the misinformation that a PV module cannot generate the amount of electricity during its lifetime that was used in its production. How much electricity is really needed to make a PV module?