Vietnam’s solar radiation and potential maps announced

The Solar Radiation and Solar Potential Maps of Vietnam were introduced to the public on January 21 by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, according to the Spanish Embassy in Vietnam.

The maps have been developed in the framework of a project titled “Impulse the growth of the renewable energies industrial sector, in particular solar energy, in Vietnam”, financed by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID). 

They were made by a Spanish consortium, including the Institute for Energy Saving and Diversification (IDEA), Spanish National Centre for Renewable Energies (CENER) and Research Centre on Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT). 

These maps offer accurate information about Vietnam’s solar energy potential, useful for the decision-making process for the development of related policies and investments. 

The mapping of solar radiation and potential is part of the country’s efforts to define renewable energy resources, including wind and hydropower, with the support of the World Bank. 

The maps will be also presented in Ho Chi Minh City on January 23.