- Construction has started on a 39 MW solar power plant in Song Luy commune, Bac Binh district in Binh Thuan province of Vietnam
- Binh Thuan Photovoltaic Investment Joint Stock Company plans to invest VND 998 billion ($43 million) to construct and commission the project by April 2019
- It plans to use 13,000 mono PERC solar panels with 365 watt capacity and cell efficiency of 21.3%
- The company will use equipment and services of companies from around the world, according to local media, including Spain’s Sigma Energy Belgium’s Tractebel, Sweden’s ABB, Japan’s TMEIC and China’s JA Solar
Binh Thuan Photovoltaic Investment Joint Stock Company has begun constructing a solar power plant with 39 MW capacity in Bac Binh district’s Song Luy commune in Binh Thuan province, Vietnam. Song Luy 1 Solar Power Plant is being built with an investment of VND 998 billion ($43 million) on 45.5 hectares of land.
The company plans to deploy about 13,000 mono PERC solar panels with a capacity of 365 watt each, having 21.3% cell efficiency. It will also set up a new transformer station and lay transmission line to connect to the national grid. Expected date of commissioning of the plant is sometime in April 2019 when it is likely to generate 80 million kWh of clean energy annually.
According to local media, Spain’s Sigma Energy Belgium’s Tractebel, Sweden’s ABB, Japan’s TMEIC and China’s JA Solar will participate in the project by providing their equipment and services. The province of Binh Thuan wants to have installed solar power capacity of 4 GW by 2030.
Recently, independent consulting firm Rystad Energy said government incentives have taken Vietnam’s large-scale solar PV project pipeline to 20 GW with maximum concentration in Dak Lak and Ninh Thuan provinces (see Vietnam Large Scale PV Pipeline Reaches 20 GW). All of these projects aim for commissioning deadline of June 2019 when the country’s incentive scheme comes to an end (see Vietnam Introduces Solar Incentives). Though looking at the excitement it has build up, the government may extend the deadline of the incentives, but then these are speculations of industry experts, according to Rystad Energy.