A solar power project (Source: VNA)

Phu Yen (VNA) - The south central province of Phu Yen has asked the Ministry of Industry and Trade to approve adding three solar power projects to the Provincial Power Development Planning in 2011-2015 period, with a vision to 2020, a local senior official has said.

According to Tran Huu The, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, once approved, the projects will be put into operation in the second quarter of 2019.

They include the Thanh Long Phu Yen solar power plant, worth nearly 1.16 trillion VND (51 million USD), invested by Thanh Long Electronic Production JSC and the Europlast solar power plant, worth more than 1.21 trillion VND (53.32 million USD), by European Plastic JSC.

They sit on 57 hectares in Thanh An village and 58 hectares in Binh Thang village, respectively, in Son Thanh Dong commune, Tay Hoa district.

The facilities, both with designed capacity of 50 MWp, are expected to generate 76.928 million kWh, and 76.687 million kWh per year, respectively.

The final project is the Phu Khe solar power plant, with total investment exceeding 1.24 trillion VND (54.65 million USD) by VIFA Energy and Trade Company on 55 hectares in the Multi Sector Industrial Park 2 in Hoa Xuan Dong commune, Dong Hoa district.

It has a designed capacity of more than 49 MWp and is expected to generate 76.321 million kWh per year.

Previously in September, the province announced 14 sites with great potential for solar energy development. 

Dao My, chief of the Office of the Committee, said the sites have total area of nearly 5,160ha, covering water surfaces of hydropower reservoirs and in mountainous districts, with capacity expected to reach 3,541MW.

To date, the province has allowed 17 investors to study and make project proposals with total combined capacity of 1,310 MW.-VNA