Grand opening of 10MWp Song Binh rooftop solar farm in Binh Thuan

Grand opening of 10MWp Song Binh rooftop solar farm in Binh Thuan

Song Binh rooftop solar farm was officially put into operation, adding a total power output of 10MWp a year to the national grid.    
Booming solar power: signal for worry or delight?

Booming solar power: signal for worry or delight?

Vietnam’s rooftop solar sector has broken a record for its installed capacity within one year, with the country adding roughly 9,000 megawatt peak before December 31 for the second-round feed-in tariff.
New energy renewable and efficiency model applied at Tan Son Nhat Airport

New energy renewable and efficiency model applied at Tan Son Nhat Airport

Copper Mountain Energy JSC has inaugurated the first phase of its rooftop solar power project at Tan Son Nhat International Airport's cargo terminal.
Quickfire tactics smash solar rooftop targets

Quickfire tactics smash solar rooftop targets

Rooftop solar installation figures are five years ahead of schedule in Vietnam, thanks to intensive and short-term focus on policy as well as fewer investing barriers in issues such as technical standards.
Prioritising a national renewables plan

Prioritising a national renewables plan

With breakthrough provisions on national energy development, Vietnam’s National Energy Development Strategy towards 2030 and with a vision until 2045 will open up enormous opportunities for the private sector to participate in energy development.
US supports Vietnam to advance clean energy deployment

US supports Vietnam to advance clean energy deployment

USAID Vietnam Urban Energy Security project and EVN partnered up to support EVN’s efforts to expand Rooftop Solar (RTS) energy generation in Vietnam.
Nearly 5,500 rooftop solar projects developed in Dak Lak

Nearly 5,500 rooftop solar projects developed in Dak Lak

Almost 5,500 rooftop solar projects with a combined design capacity of 580.5 MWp have been developed in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, according a representative from Vietnam Electricity (EVN)’s Central Power Corporation.
Overhauling Vietnam’s solar prospects

Overhauling Vietnam’s solar prospects

The Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Circular No.18/2020/TT-BCT on project development and the standard form of power purchase agreements is a positive move that brings about new prospects for rooftop solar projects...
Vietnam home to nearly 50,000 rooftop solar projects

Vietnam home to nearly 50,000 rooftop solar projects

There are some 50,000 operational rooftop solar projects around Vietnam with a combined capacity of about 1,200 MWp, Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) has revealed.
Adapting to new solar PPA regulations

Adapting to new solar PPA regulations

Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade recently issued Circular No.18/2020/TT-BCT which provides regulations on the development of solar power projects to guide the prime minister’s Decision No.13/2020/QD-TTg issued in April on the incentive mechanism for solar power development in Vietnam. 
Solar rooftops and micro-grids require guiding breakthrough policy directions

Solar rooftops and micro-grids require guiding breakthrough policy directions

Rooftop solar development in Vietnam seems to be immune from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic thanks to its government’s concrete measures.
Solar awaits new rates to FiT the next growth stage

Solar awaits new rates to FiT the next growth stage

Positive feed-in tariff incentives have proven a most effective policy tool to induce a rapid growth in renewables, and Vietnam is a prime example of this. Rooftop solar expert Mai Van Trung takes a look at what is next for 2020, with new moves by the government and what prevailing trends await.
Meeting the country’s power needs

Meeting the country’s power needs

Vietnam offers great potential for investment in solar power, mainly due to favourable natural conditions and high power consumption demand. Partner Dang Chi Lieu and senior associate Nguyen Thanh Hai of Baker McKenzie Vietnam outline the country’s policies to encourage the development of solar power projects.  
Rooftop solar’s growing popularity in HCM City

Rooftop solar’s growing popularity in HCM City

Le Dinh Vu, owner of a home decor store in HCM City’s Thu Duc District, spent nearly VND50 million (US$2,155) to install solar panels on the roof of his newly built house.
HSBC unveils loans for homeowners to install rooftop solar

HSBC unveils loans for homeowners to install rooftop solar

HSBC Vietnam has rolled out a new preferential interest loan programme for homeowners in HCM City and Da Nang to buy and install rooftop solar panels.
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