Two solar power plants become operational in Tay Ninh hinh anh 1At the inauguration ceremony (Source: VNA)

Tay Ninh (VNA) - Two solar power plants were inaugurated in Thanh Thanh Cong industrial park in Trang Bang district, the southern province of Tay Ninh on June 19.

Covering an area of 120 ha, the plants were invested by the joint venture of Thanh Thanh Cong Group (TTC) and Gulf energy group of Thailand with a total capital of 2.7 trillion VND (over 115.8 million USD). They were built adjacent to each other and equipped with a total of 360,000 solar panels.

The combined capacity of the plants is 118.8 MWp, supplying about 184 million kWh a year to the national grid, meeting the demand of about 150,000 households.

Vice Chairwoman of TTC Huynh Bich Ngoc said the operation of the two solar power plants has affirmed potential cooperation between TTC and Gulf - the Thai firm with rich experience in energy.

Ngoc added that Tay Ninh is a strategic investment province of her firm, with many projects bringing positive results, contributing to the locality’s development in many fields such as agriculture, education, trade, industrial real estate, and energy.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Ngoc spotlighted Tay Ninh’s potential for solar power energy, adding that many investors are interested in renewable energy development in the locality.

Ngoc said the locality has so far granted investment licences to 10 solar power projects worth 21 trillion VND (over 900.8 million USD) with a total estimated capacity of 808 MWp.

Tay Ninh now is seen as the leading locality nationwide in renewable energy projects, he stressed.-VNA