The stations are representing the first bankable solar resource measurement systems in Vietnam
The World Bank Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and the national utility Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) inaugurated the Vietnamese solar resource measurement network (see press release at http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2017/09/20/vietnam-to-strengthen-renewable-energy-potential-with-stations-to-measure-solar-resources).
Suntrace GmbH together with its local partner Vietnam Applied Technical Co. Ltd. (Vatec) has installed the 5 stations, which are representing the first bankable solar resource measurement systems in Vietnam. Suntrace conducts the solar measurement campaign, which includes installation of 3 HelioScale omega and 2 HelioScale phi solar measurement stations (www.helioscale.com). Over the first two years the stations will be supervised by Suntrace in cooperation with Vatec. Then station operation should be continued by EVN.
The stations are now delivering high-quality solar radiation and other environmental data, which enable financing of solar power plant at nearby sites. Further, the high quality measurement time-series provide ground truth for validation of satellite-derived solar radiation data. Both the solar maps and the measurements will be available for everyone via the Global Solar Atlas at http://globalsolaratlas.info. This service supports investors and developers, who are interested in building solar power plants in Vietnam.