UK solar investor and developer Shire Oak International said that Vietnam is one of the most promising markets in the world for solar energy.
On April 6, 2020, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung signed the Decision No. 13/2020 / QD-TTg “On the mechanism to encourage solar power development in Vietnam.” This is considered as a lever to developing Vietnam’s endless and potential energy source.
Immediately after Decision 13/2020 / QD-TTg was issued, EVN has implemented many measures, focusing on removing difficulties and obstacles to promoting rooftop solar systems.
Mr. Tran Dinh Nhan – General Director of EVN affirmed that EVN will create favorable conditions for the development of SUITs, which will bring efficiency to investors, in accordance with the absorption and clearance capacity of the power grid. At the same time, the development of the SUF will contribute to the generation of on-site power supply, thus ensuring the electricity supply when the Vietnamese electricity system has no backup source.
The General Director of EVN directs the EVN specialized departments and the electricity corporations to research and publish information on the capacity of absorbing EEI in areas for investors to consider the location and scale of system investment. At the same time, giving technical instructions and standards to assist investors in choosing the appropriate technology.
The EVN specialized boards also need to promulgate specific guidelines for implementation of the SEA to power units, which unify their views and demonstrate a clear, transparent working manner of EVN. At the same time, continue to promote more strongly to each household, each person about the effectiveness of EIA. The Electricity also needs advice to customers to choose the appropriate capacity for the installation of the SUF, with the view of mainly on-site electricity consumption.
According to experts, Vietnam is a tropical monsoon country, located entirely within the tropical belt of the northern half of the bridge, favoring the tropic rather than the equator. That location has created a high temperature for Vietnam, from 22ºC to 27ºC. The number of sunshine hours is about 1,500-2,000 hours, the average annual radiant heat is 100 kcal / cm².
Assessing the potential of solar power development in Vietnam, Shire Oak International – the investor and developer of solar energy from the UK said that the S-shaped land is one of the potential markets for developing solar power.
Talking to PV, Shire Oak International representative said that with the fast-growing economy, Vietnam requires more than 6,000MW of additional power capacity each year. Meanwhile, the Government has committed to reducing annual greenhouse gas emissions by at least 8% by 2030. With international assistance, this reduction can be increased to 25% and this can only be achieved. through the widespread use of renewable energy.
“The booming manufacturing sector in Vietnam will contribute to promoting efforts to convert to renewable energy. Vietnam currently has an area of 98,000 hectares of industrial parks, most of which are concentrated in the South – the area that currently lacks power supply, but has abundant solar potential. ” – Representative of Shire Oak International said.
Shire Oak International is a UK solar investor and developer currently deploying more than 720 rooftop solar projects worth a total of 1.9 billion USD (44 trillion VND) across the country. Vietnam.
Founded in 2002, Shire Oak International is a pioneer in the field of renewable energy in the UK and Europe. The company’s achievements include promoting the development of the world’s first tidal power project at Swansea Bay, the UK’s largest solar project at West Raynham. and other leading energy projects in Spain.
In Vietnam, Shire Oak International is working closely with the Government, energy industry organizations, and businesses to increase solar power capacity nationwide.
By installing industrial-scale solar systems on customers’ roofs, Shire Oak International exploits Vietnam’s abundant source of sunlight to foster strong economic growth and lasting.
According to the report of the EVN Business Board, as of June 7, 2020, there were more than 31,100 MTR systems across the country, with a total installed capacity of more than 640MWp, a net output of over 145 million kWh, The total amount of electricity EVN has paid to customers is more than VND 300 billion.