October 10 (Renewables Now) – Sharp Corporation (TYO:6753) announced today that a recently completed 48-MW DC/35-MW AC solar power plant in Vietnam has formally started commercial operations.
A joint construction project of Sharp Energy Solutions Corporation (SESJ), the Thanh Thanh Cong Group (TTC Group) and the Gia Lai Electricity Joint Stock Company, operating under the umbrella of the TTC Group, the park started commercial operation on September 25, with a completion ceremony held at the site on October 5.
The solar power plant is located in Thua Thien Hue Province and it will be generating some 61,570 MWh of electricity per year. This is equivalent to what 32,628 average Vietnamese homes consume in a year, SESJ said.
Under a joint project with the TTC Group and other participants, Sharp is also constructing two more solar power plants in Vietnam, each with a direct current (DC) capacity of about 49 MW -- in Binh Thuan Province and Long An Province.