Vietnam: Rooftop Solar Installed Capacity Exceeds 9.5 GW

Vietnam Reports 9.5 GW Installed Rooftop Solar PV Capacity Till January 5, 2021—Exceeding 1 GW Target 5 Years Ahead Of Scheduled 2025 Date—Thanks To Rush To Avail Attractive Feed-in-Tariff Before December 31, 2020 Deadline

Till January 5, 2021, Vietnam’s installed rooftop solar PV capacity reached 9,583 MW with 101,996 installations, according to Electricity of Vietnam (EVN). This capacity fed 1,337,093 MWh to the grid till the end of the reporting period.

China Solar Moves To Auctions

China Contemplates Moving Towards Competitive Auction Based System To Allow Utility Scale Solar Power Development In Lieu Of State Support; New Subsidy Good for 25 GW Alone in 2019, According to Roth Capital

After adding 44.3 GW of solar PV capacity in 2018, Roth Capital sees China adding an impressive 50 GW in 2019 if the government sets up a subsidy fund of RMB 3 billion and makes utility scale, C&I DG projects compete to claim a share of the incentives.

Japan Extends Timeline For Solar FiT Cuts

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry To Allow Grid Connection Applications For Solar Power Projects Of At Least 2 MW Approved Under FiT Regime By Sept 2019; Commercial Start Could Be By Sept 2020: Reuters

Unlike the operational 235 MW Setouchi Kirei Solar Power Plant, PV power plants under development face severe support cuts if their grid connection applications are not submitted by the end of September 2019; however, this is half a year longer than the government had originally foreseen.

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