Trung Nam Group has finished developing a 258 MW solar array in Vietnam’s Ninh Thuan province. JinkoSolar supplied the PERC modules for the project, which includes 90 MW of wind power capacity.
The companies expect the PV-wind installation to generate 1 billion kWh of electricity per year, which they claim will cover roughly 157% of Ninh Thuan’s electricity needs. Trung Nam is feeding the electricity into the national grid via the 220kV Thap Cham transformer substation, in the province’s Thuan Bac district.
“Due to increasing population density and competition for available land, space is at a premium and the high humidity requires highly efficient and durable solar panels,” said Nguyen Tam Tien, CEO of Trung Nam Group, noting that JinkoSolar’s modules are resistant to humidity. “The ultra-high performance and reliability of JinkoSolar’s double glass 380-watt panels are perfectly suited for the environment.”
Earlier this month, JinkoSolar — which has previously supplied solar panels for the Srepok 1 and Quang Minh Solar Power Plant Complex in Vietnam’s Dak Lak province — set a new efficiency record for a monocrystalline PERC PV cells at 24.38%.
New solar PV installations spiked in Vietnam last year, driving the country’s cumulative installed PV capacity to 106 MW by the end of 2018, according to statistics from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).