Vietnam Solar Power Industry

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Many investors are interested in solar power in Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan, Bac Lieu and the market is very dynamic. According to General Electric Plan VII, the total installed capacity of solar power of Vietnam by 2030 will achieve 12GWp, so there will be nearly 12 billion USD pouring into this sector.

The lack of electricity price policies for renewable energy and solar energy are the main causes for the attraction of investment in this sector becomes less interesting.

However, presently there are many investors interested in solar power projects in Vietnam. The solar power investment market is very exciting and a lot of investors are very willing to pour capital into the sector.

Many projects of current investors are not only located in Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan – 2 provinces that are attracting the most solar power projects, but also extending to Quang Ngai, Thua Thien Hue, Ha Tinh, Hau Giang, Bac Lieu…

According to the Clean Energy Association of Vietnam, currently the country has about 30 investors at home and abroad that are setting up new solar power projects with capacity of 20 MW to over 300 MW in some localities. Notably there are many foreign investors coming from South Korea, France, India… have registered to invest in some central provinces.

Not only foreign investors, domestic investors are also starting to research and invest in clean energy market. For example, Central Power Corporation has a solar power plant with capacity of 150 MW in Khanh Hoa; Vietnam Electricity Corporation is planning to research two projects in Dong Nai and Binh Thuan, Ninh Thuan.

Vietnam is a country with the potential of solar energy. The average solar energy density is 4.3 kWh/m2 and the average number of sunny days is around 2,000 hours/year.

In particular, from Da Nang to the southern, the potential of solar energy is very good, the radiant energy density is in the range of 4.5 to 5 kWh/m2; the average number of sunny days is 2,200 – 2,500 hours/year. Therefore, the application of solar power in these areas will be highly effective.

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