The Government has approved an additional six solar power projects with a combined capacity of 850 MWp in Binh Phuoc, raising the total solar energy capacity of the southern province to the highest in the country.
According to Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Tram, the locality has finalised plans for solar energy development to 2030.
The total area of land used for electricity projects is estimated to be up to 5,000-6,000ha, mostly concentrated in Loc Ninh district.
Nguyen Anh Hoang, Director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade, said the provincial People’s Committee has accepted the work of two investors in the field of solar power development.
It is hoped that the projects will start to generate electricity to the national grid in June next year. However, experts said the cost of solar power projects is too expensive.
They also said Binh Phuoc holds good solar energy potential with an average of 2,400-2,500 hours of the sun per year. It is one of the top three provinces for high thermal complexity in the country.