The Vietnamese province of Gia Lai, in the Central Highlands, has given the green light to the construction of a 500-MW floating and ground-mounted solar complex, the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported on Friday.
The KN IaLy – Gia Lai photovoltaic (PV) scheme will entail total investment to the tune of VND 9.55 trillion (USD 436.7m/EUR 358.7m).
The solar farm will be installed across 533 ha (1,317 acres) of the water surface of Ialy hydropower reservoir, while part of it will cover a land area of 5 ha in the Ia Ly commune.
Construction works are slated to begin in the second quarter of next year, with the solar park expected to be switched on in the closing quarter of 2023.
At present, two PV plants totalling 84 MWp are operating in the Gia Lai province. Two more projects of 74 MWp in total have already secured clearance, while 654 MWp are in the planning stages, according to the report.
(VND 10,000 = USD 0.437/EUR 0.359)