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Sharp Builds Vietnam's 1st Mega Solar Plant

Sharp's solar panel, TMEIC's PV inverter

2018/10/13 15:03
Kenji Kaneko, Nikkei BP Intelligence Group, CleanTech Labo
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The mega solar plant in Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam (source: Sharp)

Sharp Corp announced Oct 10, 2018, that it has built a solar power plant with a total solar panel capacity of about 48MW in Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam, and started operation Sept 25, 2018.

According to Sharp, it is the first mega (large-scale) solar power plant in Vietnam.

Sharp Energy Solutions Corp (a subsidiary of Sharp in Yao City, Osaka Prefecture), the Thanh Thanh Cong Group (TTC Group, a conglomerate based in Vietnam) and the Gia Lai Electricity Joint Stock Company (a renewable energy-based power producer affiliated with the TTC group) jointly built the solar power plant and had a ceremony to celebrate the completion of the plant Oct 5, 2018.

The plant is expected to generate about 61,570MWh of electricity, which is equivalent to the amount consumed by 32,628 households in Vietnam, per year, contributing to eliminating about 20,503t of CO2. The solar panel and PV inverter employed for the plant are products of Sharp and Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC), respectively.

In addition to the 48MW plant, Sharp is building two solar power plants with an output of about 49MW each in cooperation with the TTC Group. One is located in Binh Thuan Province, and the other is in Long An Province.