In order to promote clean and renewable energy, The embassy of Sweden has recently installed solar panels at the Swedish “Greener“ Residence in Tay Ho, Hanoi.
The Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam H.E. Ann Måwe said- “Energy is central to social and economic well-being. Solar energy does not produce any environmental or noise pollution and is one of the cleanest sources of energy. Switching to solar allows you to reduce your use of fossil fuels and increase your energy security. We hope that the event will inspire others to also install solar panels.” She also stressed that 2021 was a crucial year.
Quang Lam, Vice President of EVN said “Promoting the development of sustainable energy sources is the direction of the Government of Vietnam. Many policies and mechanisms have been introduced to develop renewable energy such as the strategy for the development of renewable energy to 2030, with a vision to 2050”,
This installed PV rooftop solar panel with energy storage at the Swedish Green Residence, 10 Dang Thai Mai is a first of its kind in the area. It has a total capacity of 18.5kW and uses special hybrid inverters and batteries to save energy for later use. This ability to store energy enables the system to also operate as a backup power supply during blackout.
In a span of just 58 days of operation, the system has produced 1.74MWh which is equivalent to 5 trees planted, 0.60 tons of coal saving, and about 1.73 tons of CO2 emission in a short period of time during winter. The system is expected to produce more power in the summer when sunlight is abundant in Hanoi.