The number was mentioned in the adjustment to the national electricity development plan in the 2011-2020 period with a vision to 2030 recently approved by the government.

Under the adjusted plan, Vietnam will accelerate the development of renewable electricity resources such as hydropower, wind power, solar power and biomass power, and increase the proportion of electricity produced from renewable energy sources.

The total capacity of solar power resources is expected to increase to 850 MW by 2020; 4,000 MW by 2025; and 12,000 MW by 2030 and the proportion of electricity produced from solar power resources will be raised to 0.5% by 2020; 1.6% by 2025; and 3.3% by 2030.

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