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Skylight installs first rooftop solar system at Dinsen factory

Released at: 17:38, 08/01/2019

Skylight installs first rooftop solar system at Dinsen factory

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Rooftop solar power system installed in Long An province by joint venture between BCG Energy and Indefol.

by Hong Nhung

Skylight Power, a joint venture between BCG Energy and Indefol, last week launched its first 1 MW rooftop solar power system at the Dinsen factory in the Mekong Delta’s Long An province. It worked closely with reliable partners such as GIZ (Germany) and Indefol in construction solutions, Adidas in coordination, and HD Bank in financing.

This is the largest rooftop solar power project installed at an apparel factory in Vietnam and the second-largest at all factories. The completion of the system at the Dinsen factory marked an important milestone for Skylight Power, giving the company the momentum to deploy another 5.4 MW at other Dinsen factories in Vietnam and Cambodia up until October. Dinsen will now be able to enjoy significant savings on its electricity bill for the next 20 years.

With total investment of more than $7 million, the project was carried out under Australian solar standards and European quality assurance standards. The entire system is comprised of top-notch equipment, including 100 KW cloud-based inverters from the ABB Group, a leading supplier of energy technology in Italy, 144-cell MonoPerc panels from JA Solar, and a mounting structure from Schletter in Germany. The project also utilizes the SCADA control system for monitoring and collecting data throughout the entire operating process. Power generated will be mostly used for internal production at the Dinsen factory, while any surplus will be transmitted to the national grid.

By co-launching this first rooftop solar system, BCG Energy and Indefol now look forward to establishing a modern and reasonable solar energy model that is capable of optimizing the construction area for maximum returns and able to be applied in both industrial plants and residential households.

For Dinsen, it not only marks a crucial milestone in the company’s sustainability but also brings out substantial values, including emission reductions of 25,000 tons of CO2 during the 25 years of the project’s life. It also helps the factory reduce a significant amount of the heat absorbed from its rooftop and thus lowers the overall temperature.

BCG Energy is a subsidiary of the Bamboo Capital Group (BCG) and is currently working on medium and large-scale solar projects in Long An, such as the 100 MW GAIA project, the 50 MW Sunflower project, and the 40 MW BCG - VOI power plant, where ground was broken in September. It expects to expand to central Quang Nam province, with two gigantic floating solar projects on Phu Ninh and Khe Tan Lakes with a total capacity of up to 400 MW.

Indefol was founded by a group of talented alumni from the University of Technology in Ho Chi Minh City, with a vision of overcoming difficulties resulting from fossil fuel energy shortages. It is a pioneer in providing solutions for wind and solar energy in Southeast Asia, and is the only company in Vietnam to have received an Australian solar certificate, granted by GSES.

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