The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) and the World Bank (WB) will join hands to install five solar power calculating stations nationwide as part of a joint campaign to promote the development of renewable energies in the country.
Besides collecting high-quality data on radiation, the stations will improve the accuracy of solar energy estimation. The data will be made public free of charge on the website of Global Solar Atlas (globalsolaratlas.info) and is expected to support investors who are interested in building solar power plants.
Vietnam’s average solar power potential is displayed at the Global Solar Atlas which has the capacity to zoom into area in great detail with a spatial resolution of 1 kilometre.
The WB’s support in setting up solar energy calculators is part of a project backed by the Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP).
The price of solar energy production is declining in the world and Vietnam is making a giant stride in promoting the clean power generation, said Ousmane Dione, WB Country Director for Vietnam.
He underlined that the WB will continue its support for Vietnam to meet increasing demand for electricity with a line-up of sustainable measures like building hydroelectric plants, saving more energy in industrial production and enhancing the efficiency of power grid in transmission and distribution.-VNA