Vietnam’s Ca Mau province launches trial project for solar power at sea

The ground-breaking ceremony of a pilot model of solar power at sea has been held in Vietnam. This is considered as the first project in Vietnam to exploit solar power at sea.

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Saigon Construction and Investment Real Estate Joint Stock Company (SCTI) cooperated with companies like Long Tech, Huawei, JinKO and Nam Long among others for the trial project.

The project is located in Da Bac hamlet, Khanh Binh Tay commune, Tran Van Thoi district in Ca Mau province. It has been informed that the pilot model of solar power at sea is expected to be built in 7 days.

“This is a model in the wave reduction embankment project combining renewable energy, aquaculture and mangrove restoration,” the company informed. It covers nearly 767 ha, in 2 districts of Tran Van Thoi and Phu Tan.

It is reported that if the pilot model is successful, the project will be deployed and divided into 2 implementation phases.

The period 2021 – 2025 will have a capacity of 200 MWp, including 2 solar power plants while the period 2026 – 2030 will have a capacity of 500 MWp.

The total estimated investment capital for the project is 10,597 billion VND.

Meanwhile, the People’s Committee of Ca Mau province has submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Industry and Trade for appraisal to add the Tay Ca Mau Solar Power Plant project and the connection plan to the National Power Development Plan.

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