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Việt Nam News: Đà Nẵng roofs go green

The roof of Vincom Ngô Quyền Trading Centre in Đà Nẵng is covered with solar panels

ĐÀ NẴNG — The central city’s technology and science college has launched a solar power system on top of its buildings as part of green-roof development projects at the college.

The system, which was built by the Bách Khoa Solar Power Investment and Development joint-stock company, will supply 75,000 Kwh each year from 160-solar panels, cutting carbon emissions each year by 48,000 tonnes.

According to the company, property developer VinGroup is also been building one of the biggest solar power systems for its trading centre – the VinCom Ngô Quyền Đà Nẵng – on 2,200sq.m of rooftops of the four-storey building. It will provide 302,000 Kwh and reducing carbon emission by 200 tonnes each year.

Solar-powered lighting systems have also been installed on two cruise ships in Đà Nẵng with a capacity of 260 watts.

Last month, the Empire Group also started construction of a solar power system for its entertainment centre – CocoBay resort in Đà Nẵng – generating 67,640 kwh per year.

Đà Nẵng city, which saved 12,000 tonnes of carbon emissions in 2011-15 from energy saving measures, has called for investment in two solar power stations with a total capacity of 400MW.

A solar-powered lighting system and solar powered-driven sea-water filtration system have also been built on Việt Nam’s Trường Sa (Spratly) Islands and Song Tử Tây Island off the coast of Khánh Hỏa Province. — VNS