Solar radiation data in Vietnam will be provided free of charge

Solar radiation data in Vietnam will be provided free of charge - 

On Sept. 20, 2017, in Hanoi, the World Bank (WB) and Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) launched a campaign to promote the deployment of renewable energy by the installation of five stations for measuring solar radiation across the entire territory of Vietnam. These stations will collect solar radiation data with a high quality, which help to improve accuracy of estimating solar energy sources. The collected data will be free online provided to encourage and support investors in developing the solar power projects in Vietnam.

The solar radiation measurement campaign is the next step after WB announcing the new energy map for Vietnam which shows the average potential of the solar energy resources at 1km-definition. The data and map can be assessed through the Global Solar Atlas.

After 2 year measurement, the solar energy map of Vietnam will be fully verified with an adequate quality to meet planning and exploration.

At the launching ceremony, Mr. Ousmane Dione, the WB Director in Vietnam said that the production costs of solar electricity are falling around the world and that Vietnam is making an important step in promoting a favorable environment for speeding up development and production of clean energy.

WB will continue to support Vietnam to meet its growing electricity demand with the sustainable solutions as developing renewable energy, energy saving in industry and improving effectiveness of the power transmission and distribution grids – Mr. Ousmane Dione emphasized.

The support of WB on measurement and making map of solar energy is a part of the project supported by Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) which is currently implementing assessment, making maps for the small hydro, biomass and wind power potentials.

The first measurement station announced on Sept. 20, 2017, sited on Binh river, Bac Binh district, Binh Thuan province is a part of the WB comprehensive support package for renewable energy including consulting support for the large solar power projects which are looking for the commercial funds.

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