Binh Thuan wants floating solar power plant

Thursday, Feb 02, 2017 14:25

Southern Binh Thuan Province’s People’s Committee has approved in principle a floating solar power project on Da Mi Lake. — Illustrative Photo

The People’s Committee in southern Binh Thuan Province has given its approval in principle to the Da Nhim-Ham Thuan-Da Mi Joint Stock Company for a project on Da Mi Lake.

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the company is allowed to conduct a research and feasibility study to build a floating solar power project on the lake.

The plant is not on the list of power sources of the national power planning until 2030, thus the committee has asked the ministry’s General Directorate of Energy to assess and add the project to the list under current regulations.

The plant will cover 57ha of lake surface on which solar panels will be installed and 67ha of land surface on which transformer stations and inverters will be constructed.

With an investment of VND1.5 trillion (US$66.7 million), the project will be able to produce an average of 69 million kWh in the first year of operation.

Located in the districts of Tanh Linh and Ham Thuan Bac, the project is expected to begin operation in 2019. — VNS



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