Centre for kids with disabilities gets solar power
The central province of Quang Ngai is cooperating with the Ho Chi Minh City-based SolarBK company to launch a solar power project for the centre for children with disabilities in Nghia Hanh district.
|Illustrative image (Source: VNA)|
The company told Viet Nam News that the renewable power system will provide 40.8KWh (kilowatt per hour) to the centre every day, and help saving 50 million VND (2,200 USD) in power consumption from the national grid each year.
The centre hosts 120 children with different disabilities.
The clean power system, built with 250 million VND (11,000 USD) in funds from the HCM City branch of national utility firm Vietnam Electricity (EVN).
This is the first charity project supported by EVN in the central province.
Typically, the centre uses more than 16,000KWh at a cost of 26 million VND (1,100 USD) from the national grid each year.
It said money saved using the solar power system will be used to provide service, food and healthcare for its young wards.
In August, the company had put into operation a solar power system on An Binh islet off Ly Son island, 30km off the provincial coast, supplying free and clean power to 400 resident islanders.
SolarBK said it plans to build a solar power system for operating the 2012-built seawater desalination station on the islet.