13:00 | 13/11/2020 Industry
(VEN) - Vietnam Electricity (EVN) is surging ahead with promotion of rooftop solar power development.
As part of its solar power promotion, the state corporation’s trade union has cooperated with the Bach Khoa Investment & Development of Solar Energy Corporation (SolarBK) on a support program to install rooftop systems for the group’s employees.
Accordingly, each EVN employee who installs solar power will receive a 25 percent discount or a three-year payment plan. The program aims to immediately achieve 3,000 household installations.
An EVN representative said once the program is expanded, it will reduce investment pressure on the power industry, help save electricity, ensure national energy security towards sustainable development and also benefit the households themselves.
EVN has been a pioneer in the implementation of the government's policies on renewable energy development on a large-scale. The capital mobilized from the public and private sectors contributes to increasing power supply, creating jobs; forming a high-standard rooftop solar power market beneficial to both customers and grid systems; and popularizing rooftop solar power.
EVN has also encouraged the installation and use of rooftop solar power systems by its corporations and companies, serving their own demand while also saving electricity.
In addition to its internal programs, EVN helps business and households seeking rooftop solar power installation. It also facilitates participation of solar energy production and business enterprises in the market, contributing to forming a transparent and sustainable solar power market.
EVN's Deputy General Director Vo Quang Lam said that Vietnam has great solar power potential. Given the difficult development of traditional power sources, rooftop solar power has become an inevitable trend thanks to its affordable installation costs. Recognizing the great benefits of this energy source to each household and to the national electricity supply, EVN has developed the EVNSOLAR platform to promote large-scale rooftop solar power development.
The EVNSOLAR platform is a fundamental economic application equipped with utility tools, technology, and a full range of regulations and policies to facilitate connection and interaction among users who are interested in rooftop solar power. Customers can use it to search for information about photovoltaic panels, converters, technologies, origins, quality, prices, installation providers, banking services and insurance, and they can conduct transactions easily on the platform.
In the time ahead, EVN will continue to urge its affiliates to create favorable conditions for the installations of rooftop solar power; strengthen links between customers and local reputable providers, guide customers through the installation procedures such as contract signing, notifying recorded indexes via Zalo, and monthly customer care such as speedy electricity bill payments.
According to EVN data, as of September 23, 2020, there were more than 50,000 rooftop solar power projects
in Vietnam with a total installed capacity of more than 1,300 MWp.