LONGi is pleased to announce that it has successfully offered its Series 4 Hi-MO modules for the largest solar plant in Southeast Asia, Phase I of the Xuan Thien Ea Sup Project in Dak Lak, Vietnam. Inaugurated by the Xuan Thien Group on November 15, 2020, the 600 MWac / 831 MWp large-scale solar plant has an estimated electricity production of 1.5 billion kWh per year.
With almost 2 million solar panels, a 500 kV / 1,200 MVA transformer station and 22.2 km of 500 kV line, this is the largest solar power plant in Southeast Asia so far. The plant, which was set up at an estimated cost of 20,000 billion dong, opened five months ahead of the scheduled completion date due to the joint efforts of developers, logistics partners and equipment suppliers, including LONGi. The construction of this plant started in April 2020 and LONGi signed a contract to supply 273 MW of its modules to be used in the project, in May 2020. LONGi completed the delivery well ahead of schedule.
Numerous projects to build large solar power facilities are underway in Vietnam, as the country works to fill its anticipated energy shortage with green energy. The province of Dak Lak, located in the Highlands of Central Vietnam, is blessed with plenty of sun and abundant idle land – it is highly suitable for generating solar energy. The Xuan Thien Group , therefore, plans to increase the capacity of this plant to 2,000 MWac / 2,800 MWp by the beginning of 2022, supplying about 5 billion kWh per year to the national electricity system.
Dennis She, senior vice president at LONGi Solar, commented: “We are proud and excited to be part of this great project by the Xuan Thien Group , offering our trusted monocrystalline innovations. LONGi believes that technological innovations will further drive cost optimization of solar energy, allowing us to drive a dramatic change in the regional energy landscape through more partnerships.”
This landmark project indicates LONGi’s shared ambition for the sustainability of the expanding Southeast Asian market. As one of the world’s Tier 1 solar energy manufacturers, LONGi joined Climate Group’s three RE initiatives: RE100, EV100 and EP100, as part of its green corporate responsibility for global climate action. Moving forward, LONGi seeks to promote the global energy transition with global partners and customers, supplying its highly efficient monocrystalline solar modules worldwide.