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Vietnam put the largest rooftop solar power system into operation
Anh Kiet 17:29, 2017/12/29
The first phase of the largest rooftop solar power system in Vietnam has been put into operation at Song Than Inland Clearance Depot (ICD) in southern Binh Duong Province.
The system, with capacity of 500.96kWp, has been constructed by SolarESCO, a member of renewable energy solution provider SolarBK, in four months.

The first rooftop solar power system at the New Port-Song Than Inland Clearance Deport in Binh Duong province. Photo: SolarBK
The first rooftop solar power system at the New Port-Song Than Inland Clearance Deport in Binh Duong province. Photo: SolarBK
The system is expected to save about 4.5 percent of the port’s monthly expense for power, more than 14 billion VND a year, and reduce annual CO2 emission by over 500 tonnes, said Nguyen Thanh Son, Director of the New Port-Song Than ICD Company.

In the second phase of the project, the solar power system will be installed on an area of 60,000 sqm to bring total capacity to 1.150 MWp, making it Vietnam’s largest roof solar energy system.

Once the second phase is complete, emissions will decline by more than 976 tonnes annually, making New Port-Song Than ICD Vietnam’s pioneer in clean power and green logistics.

Solar collector system at Song Than Port
Solar collector system at Song Than Port

The province has already factored solar energy into its long-term development plan as part of diversifying power sources, particularly for remote areas that still lack electricity supply.

The impacts of climate change over the last five years, like prolonged hot weather, has seen electricity consumption rise by 10-12 percent every year.

The renewable energy solutions, solar power was the most suitable and gets highest priority because it is a very clean form of energy compared to other options. The province is one of three localities absorbing the highest intensity of sunlight in Vietnam. As such, investing in solar power plants was a must for the province.

Enterprises investing in renewable energy will also enjoy import tax incentives and preferential loans for scientific and technological development.
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