Southern region see surge in rooftop solar power: EVN hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Rooftop solar power developed in the southern region accounts for 60 percent of the total capacity of power from the resource of the Vietnam Electricity (EVN), the firm has reported.

According to the EVN, many members of the Southern Power Corporation (EVNSPC) have exceeded the plan for the year in the field by 100 percent.

Since the beginning of 2020, the EVNSPC has developed 15,579 customers with total capacity of 572 million kWp, surpassing the yearly goal by 63 percent. In September alone, the firm signed deals on installation of two-way electric meters with 3,231 customers with a total capacity of 157 million kWp.

In September, the 55.3 million kWp of rooftop power was provided to the national power grid, raising the total figure for the first nine months of this year to 250.7 million kWp. The EVNSPC paid over 360 billion VND for rooftop power suppliers for 171.6 million kWp of electricity.

High results surpassing the assigned targets were recorded in many EVNSPC member companies, including those in Binh Phuoc (255 percent), Lam Dong (132 percent), Binh Duong (186 percent), Long An (118 percent), Dong Thap (118 percent), An Giang (117 percent), Ca Mau (101 percent), Bac Lieu (124 percent) and Hau Giang (123 percent).

Nguyen Van Ly, Deputy General Director of the EVNSPC said that as of the end of September, the whole EVNSPC system received 3,426 MWp of solar power, including 54 projects connected with the national power grid with total capacity of 2,674 MWp, a rise of 90 MWp over August.

Meanwhile, 26,192 customers installed rooftop power system with combined capacity of 752 MWp, he added.

He attributed the results to efficiency in communications on the benefits of rooftop solar power, along with the Government’s agreement to supplement the planning of solar and wind power, as well as advantages in solar power development thanks to 1,600-2,700 hours of sunlight each year.

He added that the EVNSPC has given optimal support to customers in the field./.