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Tay Ninh Province Looks to Build $680m Worth of Solar Plants

Officials in Tay Ninh province are seeking approval for the construction of 15 solar power plants by 2020.

Dan Tri reports that the provincial People's Committee has asked the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) to include 15 solar power projects in the area's electricity development planning scheme.

Since this June, several companies have sought permission to build 15 solar plants worth US$678.4 million in the province. These plants would have a combined capacity of 554MW and be built over the next three years, the news source shares.

Four firms have signaled their desire to build plants of various sizes in order to take advantage of Tay Ninh's abundant solar potential, with the area seeing an average of 2,400 hours of sunshine per year. 

The local People's Committee has approved the projects but they are not currently included in the province's electricity development plan. Therefore provincial authorities need permission from MoIT to adjust the plan and implement a legal framework for the proposed solar plants.

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