An overview of Lý Sơn Islands, off the coast of Quảng Ngãi Province. The islands plans to develop tidal energy and green energy solution project in the near future. — Photo courtesy Lý Sơn Islands
QUẢNG NGÃI — An Bình Islet and Lý Sơn Islands in central Việt Nam are moving full steam ahead to go green.
SK Group and Doosan Heavy Industries Việt Nam (Doosan Vina) have proposed a Non-Carbon Islands Innovation Project including tidal power, solar power-driven stove and Energy Storage System (ESS) for An Bình Islet and Lý Sơn Islands, off the coast of Quảng Ngãi Province.
A source from Doosan Vina confirmed to the Việt Nam News the two Korean companies had proposed the project to the provincial leadership in a meeting last week.
The project, which will be completed within 16 months with total cost of US$1 million, plans to supply renewable ‘green energy’, battery-powered cars, desalination station for more than 22,000 population and tourists, reducing carbon emission from fossil fuel and gasoline vehicles.
A solar power system introduced in An Bình Islet, three miles away from Lý Sơn Islands. The system supplies power 24 hours a day for local islanders on An Bình. — Photo courtesy SolarBK
According to SK Group, tidal energy capacity on An Bình Islet was estimated at 100kw, while Lý Sơn Islands from 1MW to 5MW and a source of 100MW on the mainland of the province.
In 2017, the HCM City-based SolarBK company debuted a 96 kWp (kilowatt peak for a solar module) solar power system to supply power 24 hours a day for 400 islanders living in An Bình Islet, while reducing 93 tonnes of carbon emissions each year.
An Bình Islet of Lý Sơn Islands is promoted as an eco-tour site. — VNS Photo Công Thành
An Binh Islet – three miles away from Lý Sơn Islands – started using fresh water from a specially built desalination station with funding from Doosan Vina in 2012.
Lý Sơn Island has called for a US$12 million sea water desalination project to supply more fresh water for residents, and the development of a drainage recycling system and more water containers from the government.
Rock cliffs in Lý Sơn Islands of Quảng Ngãi Province. The Island is a dormant volcano. The terrain of the island was created from eruptions 25 to 30 million years ago, leaving landscapes with rocks, caves, cliffs, rock arches and a lake. — VNS Photo Đông Huyền
According to archaeologists, Lý Sơn Island is a dormant volcano. The terrain of the island was created from eruptions 25 to 30 million years ago, leaving landscapes with rocks, caves, cliffs, rock arches and a lake.
The central province of Quảng Ngãi plans to apply for global Geo-Park recognition for Lý Sơn-Sa Huỳnh area later this year.
The Islands hosted nearly 300,000 tourists each year. — VNS