New power grid to replace Swedish solar power in Vietnam

A new power system has been installed on Cham Islands in the Quang Nam Province, Vietnam.

22 million dollars and a 15.5 kilometer submarine cable system was needed to connect the island’s communities to the national power grid. The construction took about a year to complete and will be “crucial for the island’s future development”, says Chairman of the island’s People’s Committee, Nguyen Van An.

The island has been through several failed alternatives. Six years ago a solar power station was installed by SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency). The Swedish power station has since proved insufficient due to lack of sunlight.

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