Vietnamese scientist’s solar energy invention considered breakthrough

Last update 17:00 | 13/03/2019
VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese researchers in Australia have announced a discovery which could be a breakthrough in the development of the solar energy industry.

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The researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) headed by Dr Nguyen Trong Hieu are the authors of findings which may create a revolution in the industry.

While most research focuses on improving the quality of the core part inside solar cells, Hieu and his co-workers gathered strength on the thin film layer on the top of the cell, which is several thousand times thinner than human hair. The thin layer is used to conduct electricity from the cell and protect the core part. Continue reading “Vietnamese scientist’s solar energy invention considered breakthrough”

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High cost casts a shadow on solar power

Last update 12:04 | 15/03/2019

VietNamNet Bridge – Luc Van Tan, a HCM City resident, is considering installing solar power panels on his 35sq.m rooftop to save on electricity bills.

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Solar power panels are installed on the rooftops of households in Hanoi. — VNA/VNS Photo

But the initial investment for the panels has made Tan think twice.

It costs between VND25 million (US$1,070) and VND30 million ($1,280) for each 10sq.m panel. That means Tan would have to spend about VND90 million ($3,840).

In spite of the long-term profits solar power brings, many families hesitate to install the panels due to the cost.

It is estimated that it takes just five years to recoup the investment but not all families can afford the initial outlay. Continue reading “High cost casts a shadow on solar power”

First solar power plant in Quảng Trị to open in June

Update: March, 14/2019 – 16:51

Licogi 13 Joint Stock Company is accelerating the construction of LIG solar power plant to bring it into operation in June. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Thủy
Viet Nam NewsHÀ NỘI — The VNĐ1.08 trillion (US$46.5 million) LIG solar power plant – the first of its kind in the central province of Quảng Trị is expected to become operational in June.

The project’s investor, Licogi 13 Joint Stock Company, has installed 70 per cent of the plant, after having been assigned as the investor for the project by the provincial People’s Committee in June 2018. Continue reading “First solar power plant in Quảng Trị to open in June”

Ministry considers putting solar-power projects up for auction

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) is considering new measures for the solar power industry.

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MOIT is considering auctioning solar power projects

The ministry recently asked for the government’s permission to approve another 17 solar power projects. Deputy Minister Hoang Quoc Vuong said MOIT is considering auctioning solar power projects to choose the best and most capable investors. Continue reading “Ministry considers putting solar-power projects up for auction”

Asia-Pacific PV Demand Holds Steady, Offshore Wind Spikes

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Wood Mackenzie unveils new forecast figures for renewables in the Asia-Pacific region.

Cumulative solar PV capacity in Asia-Pacific will increase by 60 percent by 2023.

Cumulative solar PV capacity in Asia-Pacific will increase by 60 percent by 2023.

The Asia-Pacific region is set to install 55 percent of all the world’s new PV in the next five years, new figures show.

The data, from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, shows demand across the region holding steady over the next half decade, even though this year will see a dip in PV installation rates for the first time ever.
Continue reading “Asia-Pacific PV Demand Holds Steady, Offshore Wind Spikes”

Solar Farms Without Subsidy Sprout From Gloomy Britain to Italy

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Green Energy Is Finally Standing on Its Own Feet

Next to a wheat field north of London, banks of solar panels in 35 neat rows are generating electricity without any support from the government.

Despite Britain’s reputation for grey skies, the closely-held developer Anesco Ltd. is building the hybrid solar and battery facility in Milton Keynes with its own capital. It’s just one of about 15 photovoltaic projects underway from Italy to the U.K. that aren’t relying on subsidies to make a profit, according to Bloomberg NEF, which anticipates many more to come. Continue reading “Solar Farms Without Subsidy Sprout From Gloomy Britain to Italy”

India’s Solar Water-Drawing ATMs and Irrigation Pumping Systems Offer Replicable Strategies

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A man draws water from a solar-powered water ATM in New Delhi’s Savda Ghevra slum settlement. Thanks to these machines, which allow users to withdraw water with a rechargeable card, waterborne diseases have become less frequent here. Credit: Ranjit Devraj/IPS

Continue reading “India’s Solar Water-Drawing ATMs and Irrigation Pumping Systems Offer Replicable Strategies”

Xã nghèo có 100% hộ dân sử dụng năng lượng mặt trời

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Mặc dù chưa có điện lưới quốc gia, nhưng người dân hai ấp Vồ Bà và ấp Tà Lọt của xã An Hảo, huyện Tịnh Biên, tỉnh An Giang vẫn thoải mái sử dụng điện vì 100% hộ gia đình ở đây đều lắp pin năng lượng mặt trời.

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Xã An Hảo, huyện Tịnh Biên, An Giang là một vùng núi cao cheo leo. 52% người dân trong xã là người dân tộc Khơ me. Thời gian gần đây, những ngôi nhà đã có đèn sáng vào buổi tối. Nhiều người dân đã có điện để xem tivi và làm các hoạt động khác. Chị Tím – huyện Tịnh Biên, tỉnh An Giang chia sẻ, từ khi có điện bằng năng lượng mặt trời, buổi tối chị có thể làm thêm đũa để bán.

Continue reading “Xã nghèo có 100% hộ dân sử dụng năng lượng mặt trời”

Cưỡng chế đất làm Nhà máy điện Mặt trời Dầu Tiếng, hàng chục ha hoa màu của người dân bị xới tung, phá nát trước thời hạn

  • Cưỡng chế đất làm Nhà máy điện Mặt trời Dầu Tiếng, hàng chục ha hoa màu của người dân bị xới tung, phá nát trước thời hạn
  • Người dân tại “siêu” dự án Điện mặt trời có được hỗ trợ, đền bù?

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Cưỡng chế đất làm Nhà máy điện Mặt trời Dầu Tiếng, hàng chục ha hoa màu của người dân bị xới tung, phá nát trước thời hạn

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Ông Hải cho biết hoàn toàn đồng ý và không phản đối việc nhà nước thu hồi đất vì lợi ích cộng đồng. “Tuy nhiên, việc bồi thường đất chưa hợp lý, việc cho xe lu đến phá nát hoa màu của người dân là vi phạm rất nghiêm trọng”, ông Hải bức xúc.

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Người dân Tây Ninh đau xót khi bi mất trắng hoa màu, Ảnh Nguyễn Tâm

Nhiều ngày qua, 19 hộ dân thuộc xã Tân Hưng, huyện Tân Châu, tỉnh Tân Ninh đã làm đơn kêu cứu lên các cơ quan chức năng về việc bị UBND xã Tân Hưng, UBND huyện Tân Châu thi hành cưỡng chế đất để xây dựng Nhà máy điện Mặt trời Dầu Tiếng một, hai, ba nhưng không đền bù thỏa đáng. Continue reading “Cưỡng chế đất làm Nhà máy điện Mặt trời Dầu Tiếng, hàng chục ha hoa màu của người dân bị xới tung, phá nát trước thời hạn”

First solar power purchase contract signed

Update: July, 17/2018 – 11:00

Solar power projects are entitled to the price of VNĐ2,086 (9.35 US cents) per kWh, subject to the exchange rate fluctuation The buyer is responsible for purchasing all the electricity generated from the grid-connected projects which will operate commercially before June 30, 2019 under the 20-year purchase agreement. — Photo baocongthuong.com.vn

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI – Electric Power Trading Company (EPTC), an arm of Electricity of Việt Nam, and India’s Shapoorji Pallonji Infrastructure Capital Co Ltd on Monday signed a power purchase agreement for the solar power project SP Infra 1 Plant in Ninh Thuận Province.

This is the first power purchase contract signed for a solar project in the country. Continue reading “First solar power purchase contract signed”

Đà Nẵng lights up with solar power

Update: June, 24/2018 – 09:00

Home energy: A roof-top solar power system on a building in Đà Nẵng. The system supplies enough power for daily use. — VNS Photo Minh Vũ

Viet Nam News Between 2008 and 2011, the central city of Đà Nẵng has cut 12,000 tonnes of carbon emissions after developing environmentally friendly electric cars and household solar powered water heaters. Connecting household solar panels to the grid is seen as a positive way to make Đà Nẵng a ‘green’ city by 2025. Bùi Hoài Nam reports.

Phạm Ngọc Công covered the 12sq.m roof of his 3-storey home with solar panels to generate power for his family’s daily needs. The renewable energy system has helped Công cut his household’s electric consumption by 30 per cent each month, while cooling the penthouse during the scorching heat of summer. Continue reading “Đà Nẵng lights up with solar power”

Experts see solar power potential

Last update 11:37 | 26/01/2018

VietNamNet Bridge – The total economic potential of ground-mounted solar projects in Vietnam is at least seven gigawatts (GW) under present market conditions, much higher than the national solar target of 0.8GW by 2020, according to experts.

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The total economic potential of ground-mounted solar projects in Vietnam is at least seven gigawatts (GW) under present market conditions, much higher than the national solar target of 0.8GW by 2020, according to experts. — VNA/VNS Photo

However, with the decrease in costs expected to take place once the market starts growing, the economic potential could reach several hundred Gigawatt between 2021 and 2030, far beyond the target of 12GW by 2030. Continue reading “Experts see solar power potential”

No daylight for Vietnam solar energy

Silhouette of two women carrying wicker baskets trekking across the sand dunes at Bau Trang, Binh Thuan Province in Vietnam at the break of dawn. Photo: iStock/ Getty Images

Silhouette of two women carrying wicker baskets trekking across the sand dunes at Bau Trang, Binh Thuan Province in Vietnam at the break of dawn. Photo: iStock/ Getty Images

While some see bright prospects for an alternative power boom, high tariffs, regulatory risk and a volatile currency have kept the industry in the dark

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atimes.com_Some here are calling it a gold rush. From Thailand to the United Arab Emirates, global players with experience in solar energy are sending representatives to Vietnam in search of the next big alternative energy boom.
Continue reading “No daylight for Vietnam solar energy”

Solar energy industry poised to take off

Last update 07:50 | 21/12/2017
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VietNamNet Bridge – The investment rate in solar power systems is now just equal to 20-30 percent of the rate of 10 years ago.

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Mr Le Chi Hiep from the HCMC National University

According to the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), Vietnam has about 30 solar power projects, a figure which, according to Le Chi Hiep, chair of the Institute of Sustainable Energy Research, an arm of the HCMC National University, is modest compared with Vietnam’s great potential in solar energy. Continue reading “Solar energy industry poised to take off”