Vietnamese floating solar duo totalling 70 MWp complete
Vietnam, Hanoi: Two floating solar projects have started commercial operations in Vietnam.
The Ho Tam Bo floating solar project and Ho Gia Hoet 1 floating PV plant, forming a cluster that is claimed to be Southeast Asia’s largest floating install and both located on irrigation lakes in Chau Duc district, were completed towards the end of last month following four months of construction.
Each project has a generation capacity of 35 MWp, and the two were completed on schedule despite challenges posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
‘Solar Module Super League’ member LONGi supplied modules for both projects, developed by Vietnamese developer TOJI Group.
TOJI commenced development of the Ho Tam Bo project on 8 August 2020 and the Ho Gia Hoet 1 plant on 12 August. Both projects received final commissioning on 12 December 2020, the company said.
More than 74,000 solar panels, each of 470 MWp output, make up the two projects and Dennis She, senior VP at LONGi Solar, said the market for floating solar projects was continuing to escalate.
Source: PV Tech