The system will collect high-quality data on solar radiation and improve accuracy of estimation of solar energy. These data will be published and provided online free of charge, which is expected to encourage and assist investors who areinterestedin building solar power plants.
This campaign is a continuous step after WB releasingthe new energy maps updated for Vietnam. It shows the average potential of solar power resources at 1km resolution. Data and maps can be accessible through the Global Solar Atlas system. Two-year after launching the campaign, Vietnam's solar map will be fully verified with good quality and be ready for planning and exploration.
The World Bank's support for mappingsolar energy is part of the project supported by the Energy Management Assistance Program (ESMAP). The project is also assessing and mapping potential of biomass, small hydropower and wind power. The measuring stationsat Song Binh and Bac Binh district, Binh Thuan province isa part of the World Bank's comprehensive supporting package on renewable energy, including support for consulting large-scale solar energy projects whichare looking for commercial funding.