Sat. Dec 3rd, 2022

VietNamNet Bridge – The Hoa Binh provincial Science Technology Analysis,
Testing and Service Center has received the technology transfer to implement the
project on using solar energy and diesel engine to generate electricity for
remote areas.

Vietnam, solar energy, remote areas, science transfer

The solution that allows saving energy

Hoa Binh province in the north of Vietnam has weak wind energy resource. Though
it has profuse hydraulic power sources, but the most potential sources all have
been exploited. Meanwhile, the livestock breeding is still underdeveloped;
therefore, it’s not the right time to think of using biogas to generate power.

Of the clean energy sources, scientists have found out that the solar energy is
the most potential. According to the Hoa Binh province’s Hydrometeorology
Center, the province has 1,545 sunny hours every year, a higher number if
compared with the other localities in the country.

Therefore, scientists have decided that using solar energy to generate power is
the most feasible solution for the remote and mountainous areas in the province.

The project aims to build up the independent power generation mechanism using
solar panels and diesel engines which would be located in Mung hamlet of Xuan
Phong commune in Cao Phong district. This is a very difficult hamlet of the
province, located 10 kilometers far from the commune’s center, on a mountainous
area of 800 meters above the sea water level.

There are two independent stations with automatic monitoring which would provide
electricity to two residential quarters. The first station would provide
electricity to 30 households, a culture house and a nursery school. Meanwhile,
the second would provide electricity to 11 households.

Science to bring electricity to more villages

According to the Hoa Binh provincial Industry and Trade Department, by 2011, Hoa
Binh still had had 77 hamlets with no electricity. It is expected that 31
hamlets would still not have electricity from the national grid due to the high
investment rate and bad transport conditions.

Therefore, high hopes have been put on the new technology transferred by the
Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology that the model can be applied in a
large scale as an effective solution for the electricity providing in remote

Nguyen Huu Do, Deputy Director of the Hoa Binh provincial Science and Technology
Analysis, Testing and Service Center, said since September 2011, when the model
was put into operation, it has been working perfectly and providing electricity
with no interruption.

However, the local people in Mung hamlet do not use much electricity, because
they leave home for works on daytime and only return to use electricity in the

Therefore, the total electricity volume consumed at the first station only
accounted for 32 percent of the stored capacity of the batteries, while the
figure was only 36 percent for the second station.

The scientists found out that the electricity provided was not interrupted even
during the 20 consecutive days of raining. The batteries were charged on sunny
days, while the solar panels have high capacity. Therefore, two or three hours
of sun would be enough to fully charge batteries.

Also according to Do, the model has many outstanding features. Since the
stations operate with timer units, workers can regulate the stations flexibly.
They can turn the equipment on and off, watch the operation of the stations from
a distance, while not needing to come to the stations.

Especially, the power generators don’t affect the environment, because they use
the clean solar energy.

Tia Sang

By vivian