01/ Introduction:

Recent successes from solar feed-in-tariffs FiT1 & FiT2:

Vietnam solar industry saw tremendous growth during 2020 with a record 101,996 rooftop solar power installations (RTS) and 9,583 megawatt peak capacity (MWp). This success is driven by the Prime Minister Decision No. 13/2020/QD-TTg (“Decision 13”) on Mechanisms to Promote the Development of Solar Power Projects in Viet Nam. It stipulated a feed-in-tariff FiT2 that allows solar owners sell surplus solar energy to EVN (public PPA). Circular 18 allowed solar owners to sell electricity to other parties than EVN (direct power purchase agreement, DPPA).

Unsigned draft policy FiT3 and Covid-19 pandemic impact:

Decision 13 and FiT2 price sales contract with EVN application expired on 31 December 2021.

MOIT submitted Draft policy with revised lower solar sales prices (FiT3) in March 2021 and this has since been under review, most likely postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic impact.

Source: Saigon Times – Suntiki interview on Vietnam C&I solar market 2021.

It follows on top of the previously successful Decision 11 with FiT1 of 9.35 c/kWh (2,066đ) for both rooftop and ground mount. Within just 2 years from an almost non existent solar market, this policy Vietnam as the leading ASEAN solar market!

Vietnam solar feed-in-tariff price

 Size kwp Decision 11
Decision 13
Draft Decision FIT3
Time2017-06/201907/2019-2020Not yet approved
Rooftop solar<20kwp9.35$8.38$6.84$
Ground mount solar9.35$7.09$Comp. Auction
Floating solar7.69$
Cumulative Capacity- 12/2018: 105MW
- 12/2019: 4,898MW
16,752MW12/2021: 16,902MW tentative!
• $ = UScent/ kwh
• Decision 11 limit was 1 MW, not 1.25 MW.
• Comp. = competitive auction
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02/ Vietnam solar numbers MWp:

0 GWp

total solar installed nationally since 2017.

25 %
Solar share/total Vietnam
national power of 80 GW
Solar parks:
9,817 MWp
Rooftop solar:
9,583 MWp
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CT TNHH Suntiki Solar is a solar energy company based in Vietnam. We consult, survey, engineer and install rooftop solar panel systems for residential, commercial, industrial such as factories, farms, villas, industrial parks and others.