|The first rooftop solar power system at the New Port-Sóng Thần Inland Clearance Deport in Bình Dương province. — Photo courtesy SolarBK company|Viet Nam News
BÌNH DƯƠNG — The New Port-Sóng Thần Inland Clearance Deport (ICD) company has launched the first rooftop, solar-power logistics centre in the southern province of Bình Dương.
The company told Việt Nam News the renewable system, which was built in an area of over 4,000sq.m, will provide more than 748,000KWh (kilowatt per hour) per year – 30 per cent of total energy consumption of the ICD – while cutting carbon emissions by 518 tonnes each year.
It said the solar power system was built with local equipment and facilities provided by the IREX Energy Joint Stock Company.
According to experts from the European Union, Việt Nam has high potential for the integration of rooftop solar power production. The cost of solar power installation is lower than in countries such as the United States.
The country has extensive resources to develop solar energy with technical potential estimated at 300 Gigawatt (GW). The Vietnamese Government has set ambitious targets to install 12GW of solar power by 2030.
A Vietnamese expert said it needed US$2,800 for a home solar-power with a minimum capacity of 2KWp (kilowatt photovoltaic) in providing 240KWh ‘green’ energy each month.
A solar-power driven lighting and sea-water filter system was developed on the Trường Sa Island and Song Tử Tây Island of Việt Nam two years ago. — VNS