14 Dec '11, 7am

Vietnam plans bright future for solar energy

Despite boasting great potential for solar power development, Vietnam has just made little use of it due to a lack of a detailed roadmap and incentive policies. A recent seminar on the issue, held by Vietnam Green Generation Network, Live & Learn Environmental Education, and the Rosa Luxemburg Institute Vietnam, concluded that the country urgently needed to address the issue. Future energy sources The development of renewable energy, including solar energy, is an indispensable trend if the country is to meet rising energy demands as a result of socioeconomic growth and the population boom. Prof. Dang Dinh Thong, from Hanoi University of Technology’s Institute of Engineering Physics, said there had been a global trend to diversify energy sources. “Solar energy is environmentally friendly, almost entirely carbon dioxide gas emission-free, easy to install and can operate ever...

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