EVN workers set up solar panels at a household in Hà Nội’s Mê Linh District. — VNA/VNS Photo Ngọc Hà
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam expects to have some 1,000 houses integrated with sustainable energy solutions by the end of this year under an initiative by the Việt Nam Coalition for Climate Action (VCCA).
Entitled 'Millions of green houses', the project was launched by the VCCA and local NGO GreenID in September 2019, aiming to accelerate efficient energy use and the development of rooftop photovoltaic power stations in 1 million houses and buildings in Việt Nam by 2030.
GreenID director Nguỵ Thị Khanh, on Monday, said after the piloting period, until February, more than 430 households in Đắk Lắk and Cà Mau provinces had set up rooftop solar panels, solar water heater, biogas and energy-saving LED lights.
A reverse osmosis water purifying system using solar energy was built at a school in Đắk Lắk to provide drinking water for about 500 students.
The project expects to benefit people living in isolated areas who have limited access to the national power grid in approaching sustainable energy, effectively treating agricultural waste and protecting the environment.
Participating households in Hà Nội can both reduce energy expenses and sell electricity to Việt Nam Electricity.
“Our mission is to promote win-win co-operation among stakeholders including customers, providers, researchers and authorities to reduce costs and come up with more green solutions. In 2020, the project will expand to central provinces,” said Khanh.
Trần Hương Thảo, a representative of SolarBK – a solar energy solution provider, said they had helped more than 90 households in Hà Nội set up rooftop solar panels under the support of GreenID.
Each of them also receives maximum monthly assistance of VNĐ9 million.
“We hope to better raise awareness of Hà Nội’s residents about the project and develop a wide range of products to best suit people’s demands,” said Thảo.
The company has worked with banks to offer microfinance packages for participating households.
Vũ Đại Thắng, a participant in Hà Nội, said all the registration procedures were simple as they could access the project’s official website at trieungoinhaxanh.com.vn for information and membership inquiries. — VNS