RoK firm invests US$200 million in solar power in Viet Nam

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022 12:07

Solar rooftop panels installed by Nami Solar's worker. — Photo

Nami Solar, a subsidiary of Viet Nam’s Nami Energy company, and SK Ecoplant, a member of the Republic of Korea’s conglomerate SK Group, sealed a joint venture deal on Monday to pump US$200 million into solar energy development in Viet Nam.

The money is earmarked for building a 250MWp rooftop solar power project in Viet Nam.

According to a representative from Nami Energy, both the Vietnamese and RoK governments highly value programmes in response to climate change, recovery, and green growth. Viet Nam has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050, while the RoK has vowed to cut carbon emissions by 40 per cent by 2030.

The joint venture expected that solar power development will help concretise high-level commitments of the two governments. At the same time, it will assist SK Ecoplant in realising its goal of becoming a major renewable energy investor in the world, and Nami Solar in becoming a leading company in distributed solar power in Viet Nam.

Nami Energy Founder and Chairman Luu Hoang Ha said distributed solar power solutions provided by the joint venture between SK Ecoplant and Nami Energy will support businesses in Viet Nam, including Korean investors, in meeting their green energy needs and saving energy costs. — VNS

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