FOCUS: South East Asia
Warm, sticky air tinted with smells of deep fried food and fresh flowers. Warm smiles, open conversations, colourful markets and vibrant cultures… there are so many reasons to love South East Asia.
And here’s another reason: The region offers large potential for renewable energy sources, with most being still untapped. South East Asia is rapidly changing. The region is experiencing fast economic growth, increasing energy demand, growing environmental pressures, and a heavy reliance on fossil fuels and traditional biomass. Yet, many rural areas have no, low, or intermittent access to electricity.
Thanks to these developments, the region’s governments have in recent years announced ambitious renewable energy targets and introduced policies that encourage its adoption.
To turn renewable energy into profitable, ethical and sustainable businesses in South East Asia and beyond
Create profitable investment opportunities
Exercise corporate social responsbility
Grow the renewable energy industry
Create job opportunities
Provide stable energy supply
Transfer knowledge and skills
Meet global energy demands
Replace fossil fuels
Fight climate change
What we do
The sun’s energy can be captured to generate electricity or heat through a system of panels. Solar photovoltaic cells convert sunlight directly into electricity. The resulting DC current is sent to a power inverter than converts it to AC.
Biomass power comes from plants — crop and forest residues, corn kernels and stalks and energy crops to name a few. It can be used to make liquid biofuels that serve as alternatives to oil, or to produce heat or electricity to power our homes.
Biogas comes from animal manure, and is perhaps the ultimate win-win energy source, allowing farmers to produce their own electricity and reduce the water contamination, odor pollution, and global warming emissions caused by animal waste.
The wind’s kinetic energy can be harnessed by a wind turbine. The wind moves the turbine’s blades, which transfer energy through a central hub to a generator. The generator converts this mechanical energy into electrical energy that is then delivered to the power grid.
Hydropower is electricity generated by the force of moving water. Turbines are used to capture the kinetic energy of water by converting it to electricity as the falling water spins the turbine.