Over 25,000 rooftop solar projects installed in first eight months

Thursday, 2020-09-10 16:02:00
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Workers install rooftop solar systems. (Photo: EVN)
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NDO – A total of 25,706 rooftop solar projects with a combined capacity of 758.2 MWp were installed across the country in the first eight months of this year, according to the Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN).

To date, nearly 50,000 projects of this kind have been put into operation nationwide with a total capacity of 1,200 MWp.

In August, EVN ensured stable and sufficient supply of electricity for socio-economic development and demand, particularly during the country’s celebrations of the 75th anniversary of August Revolution and National Day.

During the January-August period, the group produced and imported 164.05 billion kWh, up 2.01% against the same period last year, of which hydropower constituted 39.03 billion kWh, coal thermal power 88.87 billion kWh, gas turbines 24.96 billion kWh, oil thermal power 1.04 billion kWh, and renewable energy (wind power, solar power, and biomass power) 7.27 billion kWh.

Across the same period, the group’s commercial electricity rose 2.39% year-on-year to 142.38 billion kWh. The figure reached 19.73 billion kWh in August alone.