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The Status and Potential Assessment of Solar Power Energy Development in Vietnam

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Abstract

Vietnam has been regarded as a country with immense opportunities for renewable energy in general and for the development of solar and wind power in particular. Existing policy targets and mechanisms have been taken into practice with an aim to encourage this promising field and increase the proportion of electricity generated from these two power sources. However, the potential of these technologies has yet to be fully utilized, with approximately seven percentage of the nation’s energy mix coming from renewable energy sources, according to Vietnam Electricity annual report. Conventional energy sources (coal, natural gas, and hydropower) still play a significant role in Vietnam’s total primary energy supply. In this research, evaluation of the potential of renewable energy sources, emphasizing on solar power energy with its opportunities and challenges in Vietnam’s power energy sector will be discussed. The main idea of this paper is to provide an overview of methodologies used for assessing photovoltaic potential and estimation of energy production from a given photovoltaic installation site. This can be a recommendation information of input indicators for investors, planners, and developers to strategize further decisions for the expansion of renewable power energy sources, especially photovoltaic systems in the chosen region.

DOI 10.11648/j.ijepe.20200905.11
Published in International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering (Volume 9, Issue 5, September 2020)
Page(s) 69-80
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Keywords

Renewable Energy, Conventional Energy, Energy Potential, Photovoltaic System, Rooftop PV, LCOE

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  • Department of Energy, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Department of Energy, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Department of Energy, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam

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