|Solar pannels are installed for a sun-powered pumping system at a log farm in Phú Yên Province. It’s the second ’green power’ project in agroforestry in the province. — VNS Photo Thảo Hương|
PHÚ YÊN — The central province of Phú Yên began a solar-powered watering system for log farms in Tuy An district after one-year pilot project using sun-powered pumping systems for sugarcane farms in Sơn Hòa district.
The province said the solar power system, built with total investment of VNĐ110 million (US$4,800), will supply more than 4,700 kilowatts per hour (Kwh) per year, cutting three tonnes of carbon emissions into the environment.
The renewable energy system will help farmers save 110 litres of fuel for the diesel generator-driven pumping system, while supplying 16 cubic metres of water for farming each day.
It’s the second off-grid solar power system that has been developed on a farm in central Việt Nam.
According to the project developer, the HCM City-based SolarBK company, the system uses a Solar System Operation Centre (SSOC) control application on a smart phone for remote operation.
Tuy An district has grown of 300ha forest, marking 18.5 per cent of forest coverage.
Last year, the province officially launched the first stage of a 30MW (Megawatts) biomass power plant.
Tuy Hòa city in the province also launched a solar-powered public lighting system and automatic watering at a public park in 2017. — VNS
Phú Yên is regarded as central Việt Nam’s second-strongest province in developing public solar power projects, after Đà Nẵng.
The latest report from the provincial Department of Industry and Trade notes that 16 investors have sought investment in solar, wind and gas-driven power projects in the province. — VNS