The project is located in Buon Don district in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak. Construction began in October 2018 with commercial operations beginning in January 2019. A total of VNĐ2.2 trillion (US$95 million) was invested in the project by Dai Hai Investment. The project is expected to reduce the need to import approximately 90,000 tons of coal into Vietnam annually and reduce CO2 emissions by 72,000 tons.
Speaking at the inauguration of the project, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh said that Dak Lak had an important strategic position in terms of economic development and security and defense in the region. Deputy Prime Minister Binh commented, “Renewable energy has become a global trend and Vietnam in general, and Dak Lak in particular, have a lot of potential for solar energy development. This complex will play an important role in our efforts to further the province’s socio-economic development while ensuring national energy security.”
JinkoSolar was selected as the exclusive supplier for the project due to its strong global track record and high-efficiency panels which are idealy suited for Vietnam’s hot and humid climate. Ms. Anita Li, General Manager of JinkoSolar, commented, “We are excited to collaborate with Dai Hai Investment to develop and promote solar energy in Vietnam. As one of the largest solar plants in this country, this project demonstrates JinkoSoalr’s commitment to manfucaturing reliable PV modules which form the foundation of this 25-year solar project investment. Quality is critical to large projects like this.”