Song Binh rooftop solar farm was officially put into operation in late January, adding a total power output of about 20 million kWh, or 10MWp a year to the national grid.
With work officially started from early November 2020, the solar farm is run by Edge VN with consultation in financial investment and management from Edge Plus Singapore.
The plant is based in Song Binh commune, Bac Binh district in the central province of Binh Thuan, the area with the highest solar power potential in the country based on average sunshine hours and stable heat radiation, according to Vietnam Energy journal under Vietnam Energy Association.
|Song Binh rooftop solar farm in Binh Thuan |
The solar farm employs cutting-edge technologies, including Sun Power solar panels from the United States and solar optimisers from Woss Corporation. The solar optimisers are integrated with AI technology and Edge Computing to maximise power production.
Song Binh rooftop solar farm is proud to be an IoT-enabled solar farm leading the Vietnamese renewable energy industry.
Present at Song Binh solar farm's recent grand opening ceremony, Do Van Loc, deputy chairman of the national high-tech programme, praised Woss Corporation for using benchmark-setting technologies in this rooftop solar farm project and hoped to see more of this from other solar farms.
|Building and developing rooftop solar farms like Song Binh not only pushes up the country’s economic development but also contributes to raising the efficiency of the fight against climate change by promoting clean energy. |
The introduction of Song Binh Rooftop Solar Farm aims to match the rising demand for clean energy in Vietnam.
According to state power authority Electricity of Vietnam, the total installed capacity of rooftop solar power projects connected to the national grid is estimated at 9,296MWp currently, accounting for 25 per cent of total installed power sources.
Building and developing rooftop solar farms like Song Binh not only pushes up the country’s economic development but also contributes to raising the efficiency of the fight against climate change by promoting clean energy.
At the grand opening, Edge Vietnam signed a co-operation agreement with Woss Corporation to provide smart battery systems to safely and efficiently store solar power, providing its clients with consistent electrical supply when sunlight is limited or unavailable.
In addition, Edge VN and Edge Plus Singapore are looking for opportunities to develop more smart solar power plants in Vietnam in the near future.