That is the information given at the Workshop “Starting the program to promote the development of rooftop solar power in Vietnam” organized by the Department of Electricity and Renewable Energy (Ministry of Industry and Trade) in collaboration with sponsors. held on July 25 in Ho Chi Minh City.
This activity is within the framework of the Program to promote the development of rooftop solar power in Vietnam in the period of 2019 – 2025 of the Ministry of Industry and Trade in order to implement the National Strategy on renewable energy development through solutions on renewable energy. developing the rooftop solar power technology market.
(Mr. Phuong Hoang Kim – Director of Electricity and Renewable Energy Department speaking at the opening of the workshop)
Mr. Phuong Hoang Kim – Director of the Electricity and Renewable Energy Department – said: For solar power, the Government issued Decision 11/2017/QD-TTg in 2017 and adjusted it by Decision 02/2019. /QD-TTg in 2019, which uses the FIT price mechanism to promote investment in large-scale solar power projects and rooftop solar power projects at household scale as well as industrial sector and commerce.
“Thanks to the application of the FIT mechanism, in recent times there has been an explosion in the number of large-scale solar power projects, but the limited number of rooftop solar power projects has not yet reflected realize the potential of this type of clean electricity,” Kim emphasized.
According to Mr. Kim, the central and southern regions have great potential for rooftop solar power with radiation levels ranging from 4.2 to 4.8 kWh/m2/day. Rooftop solar power is distributed, consumed on-site, has a main generation time during the day, which will reduce the pressure on the grid load and reduce the burden on system investment.
“The development of rooftop electricity does not affect the planning and land use plan. Therefore, encouraging the development of rooftop solar power is one of the solutions to increase electricity supply for areas at risk of power shortage in the South,” said Kim.
According to Mr. Kim, the Program to promote the development of rooftop solar power in Vietnam by the end of 2025 must reach the target of 100,000 installed and operated systems to be achievable.
(Mr. Michael Greene – Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Vietnam shared at the workshop)
Michael Greene – Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Vietnam – said: The program to promote rooftop solar power sets a very ambitious but feasible goal because Vietnam has great potential. on solar energy and a growing market for solar power equipment. Unlike large-scale grid-connected solar power plants that require large investments in grid infrastructure, rooftop solar power systems can be widely developed without requiring distribution grid upgrades, as this technology is particularly effective in meeting peak demand on-site.
Representative of the German Embassy in Vietnam – Mr. Sebastian Paust – share: 70 percent of Germany’s solar power now comes from more than 1.5 million rooftop solar systems. We have a lot of experience in successfully developing this market, and are ready to share lessons learned, as well as support the Program to promote the development of rooftop solar power in Vietnam. Through organizations such as GIZ and the German Reconstruction Bank KfW, we will support activities in human resource development, development of technical standards, implementation of research activities and funding programs. pilot project to encourage the private sector and households to participate in rooftop solar power development businesses.
Meanwhile, Koen Duchateau, Head of Development Cooperation, said: “Interestingly, rooftop solar provides an opportunity for ordinary people to invest part of their savings in solar power and transforms them from consumers to producers of electricity and contributes directly to reducing the impact on the ecosystem. In some European countries, people can join together to form an electricity organization to jointly invest and operate large-scale renewable energy projects, such as a large solar power project installed. at schools or large wind columns, investments that individuals themselves cannot imagine.
The program to promote the development of rooftop solar power in Vietnam in the period of 2019 – 2025 has been approved by the Ministry of Industry and Trade under Decision 2023/QD-BCT on July 5, 2019 including five components: Construction and completion improve policies and regulations to support the development of rooftop solar power in the direction of being ready to convert to market conditions; Standards, inspection and testing; Promote market conditions and pilot funding programs; Rooftop Solar Certification Program and Rooftop Solar Certification; Building management information system and communication strategy.
The Electricity and Renewable Energy Agency (EREA) of the Ministry of Industry and Trade was assigned to lead the implementation, on the basis of integrating program activities with technical assistance and development assistance projects of donors. such as USAID’s Vietnam Low Emissions Energy Program (V-LEEP), German Cooperation Organization GIZ, German Reconstruction Bank and the EU and World Bank Energy Assistance Program.
Source: According to Industry and Trade Newspaper