Two large-scale Vietnam solar projects underway from PEN-VN and Conergy

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on email
Email
PEN-VN has started constructing a 13MW project and Conergy broken ground on a 30MW plant. Flickr: M_M

Pacific Energy Network Vietnam (PEN-VN) has started construction on a 13MW project at Binh Hoa Industrial Park, An Giang Province, in Vietnam.

A source told PV Tech that modules are expected to arrive in April, with commissioning planned for August. A power purchase agreement (PPA) was signed with monopoly utility EVN in early October.

PEN-VN, a sister company of Washington State-based firm Pacific Energy Network, is also said to be developing another 30MW project in Vietnam.

Conergy breaks ground on 30MW

In related news, Conergy has been selected as EPC contractor for a 30MW solar project in the south central coastal region of Vietnam, its first project in the country. A ground-breaking ceremony was held today.

The solar plant will be located in Vietnam’s most arid province, Ninh Thuan, and is being built by Conergy on behalf of investment firms BIM Group, headquartered in Vietnam, and AC Energy from the Philippines. Construction will begin in April this year and the project is scheduled to be connected to Vietnam’s power grid in December. A Conergy release said this represents the first phase of a 300MW clean energy pipeline.

BIM Group and AC Energy executives chose to partner with Conergy based upon the company’s successful solar farms in neighbouring countries across the ASEAN region.

“AC Energy is very keen to participate in the fast-growing Vietnam power sector, with pioneering investments in renewable energy. We are delighted to partner with BIM group, which has a significant presence in Ninh Thuan province, which in turn has among the best solar irradiance in the country”, said AC Energy CEO Eric Francia.

Last week, PV Tech reported that Vietnamese Provinces are beginning to come out with their own favourable renewable energy policies, but the largest projects remain risky propositions.

Read Next

PV Tech Premium
January 21, 2022
Greece is on track to accelerate solar deployment in the coming years, with the sector boosted by rising demand for renewable offtake agreements from corporations and clean energy policies from the EU, according to the general manager of Greek industrial group Mytilineos’s renewables business.
PV Tech Premium
January 18, 2022
Solar project developer Eco Energy World is aiming to “aggressively” grow its US PV pipeline after formally entering the market last week and intends to replicate the cheaper engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) costs it sees in Europe in the country. PV Tech Premium speaks to CEO Svante Kumlin to find out more.
January 13, 2022
Lightsource bp has closed on a US$533 million financing package for the development of 480MW of solar PV across the US as the company continues to expand its operations in the country.
January 11, 2022
Solar PV power generation in Vietnam could about to be maximised through the integration of battery energy storage systems (BESS), with consultancy AqualisBraemar LOC Group (ABL Group) hired to conduct feasibility studies across multiple PV plants following curtailment issues in the country.
January 7, 2022
Solar developer ReneSola Power has completed the sale of 37MW of PV projects in Poland to Danish solar investment and management company Obton.
January 4, 2022
NTPC Renewable Energy (NTPC REL), the renewables arm of Indian state-owned power giant NTPC, has invited bids for balance of system (BOS) packages with land anywhere in India for 1000MW worth of projects within the Interstate Transmission System (ISTS) connected solar projects programme

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinars
January 26, 2022
Free Webinar
Solar Media Events
February 23, 2022
London, UK
Solar Media Events
March 8, 2022
London, UK
Solar Media Events
March 23, 2022
Austin, Texas, USA
Solar Media Events
March 29, 2022
Lisbon, Portugal