Electricity of Vietnam revealed that rooftop solar power developed in the southern region accounts for 60 percent of the total capacity of power from the resource of the Vietnam Electricity (EVN). Many members of the Southern Power Corporation (EVNSPC) have exceeded the plan for the year in the field by 100 percent.

Since early 2020, EVNSPC has developed 15,579 customers with total capacity of 572 million kWp, surpassing the yearly goal by 63 percent. In September alone, the firm signed deals on installation of two-way electric meters with 3,231 customers with a total capacity of 157 million kWp. In September 2020, the 55.3 million kWp of rooftop power was provided to the national power grid, raising the total figure for the first nine months of this year to 250.7 million kWp. EVNSPC already paid more than 360 billion VND for rooftop power suppliers for 171.6 million kWp of electricity.

The market is strongly growing, which is attributed to efficiency in communications on the benefits of rooftop solar power, along with the Government’s agreement to supplement the planning of solar and wind power, as well as advantages in solar power development thanks to 1,600-2,700 hours of sunlight each year.