April 14, 2014 - "Integrated Sustainable Clean Energy Solutions for Vietnam" Project, which is supported by World Vision International with nearly US $241,000, has just been ratified by PPC. The People's Committee of Phuoc Son District was assigned the project owner. This project will be carried out in Phuoc Nang Commune and Kham Duc Town from January 1, 2014 to September 9, 2015. It aims to set up good models for using renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies in disadvantaged rural communities in the project area. … [Read more...] about Phuoc Son District – Models for using renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies
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The proposal of a water filter to supply fresh water to people in regularly flooded areas won the first prize at an ideas contest recently held in Ho Chi Minh City. The contest titled "S-Ideas" was organized for the first time by the Communist Youth Union of HCMC University of Natural Sciences to encourage creative innovations among students. The idea of "a water filter using renewable energy" by two physics students, Nguyen Thanh Hieu and Dang Van Quan, won first honors. "The filter only uses solar and wind energy and is supposed to meet freshwater demands in polluted environmens," Hieu said. "There have been floods in Vietnam every year. Many people often live amid a sea of flooded water and don't have fresh water. That's the motivation behind our idea." The water filter is designed to contain an evaporating chamber, a chamber to contain water after passing through a charcoal filter, a valve to adjust the amount of water supplied to the filter and a panel of solar cells. The … [Read more...] about Renewable energy water filter tops HCMC’s ideas contest
(VEN) - On May 10, on behalf of Switzerland's State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), the two representatives, Beatrice Maser Mallor, Ambassador, Head of Economic Development Cooperation (SECO) and Mr. Hoang Quoc Vuong, Vice Minister of MOIT, signed a bilateral agreement on implementation of Switzerland's grant contribution of USD 2.43 million to the Renewable Energy Development Project (REDP). The project, funded by the World Bank (WB) and implemented by MOIT, aims to increase the electricity supply to Vietnam's national grid from renewable energy sources, on a financially, environmentally and socially sustainable basis. Around 15 to 25 sub-projects, developed by private investors, using renewable energy sources will be financed by the project through commercial banks. The project includes three components: 1) on renewable energy investments 2) on regulatory framework development and 3) on renewable energy project pipeline … [Read more...] about US$2.43 million for Renewable Energy Project
(VOVworld) - Vietnam's geographical conditions are favorable for renewable energy such sources as the sun, wind and biomass. Being severely affected by climate change, Vietnam is seeking to use renewable energy to minimize the adverse affects caused by climate change. The Vietnamese people's demands for energy are increasing while coal and water resources are depleting. The development of renewable energy and solar power in particular are positive and feasible moves. The Vietnamese Prime Minister has approved a master plan for electricity development in the 2011-2020 period and vision until 2030. The government has offered incentives for wind power projects. Professor Dang Hung Vo says: "Renewable energy is a way to address the issue of energy shortage and is supported worldwide because it is clean and green. The use of renewable energy is booming worldwide, including a concept of green architecture. In Vietnam, 25% of supermarkets, such as BigC, use solar power in their … [Read more...] about Renewable energy for economic development
VietNamNet Bridge - Using renewable energy has become a growing tendency in the world, especially when fossil fuel sources are becoming exhausted. However, renewable energy has not been widely used in Vietnam. Solar energy Kim Dinh Company in Hanoi, an energy equipment supplier, occasionally gets the orders to install public lightening systems used wind or solar power. Meanwhile, its main products are energy saving LED lamps and some other kinds of products. … [Read more...] about Renewable energy, why not?