The system was implemented in the UNESCO-recognised world heritage city since 2015 with total spending of nearly 200,000EUR; of which, the German government supported 90 percent while Hoi An City and its twin town, Wernigerode, in Germany, contributed 5 percent.
The system, which includes 172 solar panels and batteries, was designed to link up with the city’s Hoai River square power grid for lanterns, decorations, street and folk performance, folk games, traditional cultural festivals, the Japanese Bridge and public loudspeaker system in the future.
Abundant energy will be used in the night or for relics and offices in the city.
The city said the installation of renewable energy would promote the use of environmentally friendly power from wind, solar and water.
German Ambassador to Vietnam Christian Berger affirmed environment protection is the government’s main mission including encouraging the use of recycle energy. In German, using solar energy become residents’ habit to build a fresh living environment; accordingly, German government always wants to support nations in the world including Vietnam to use environmentally friendly energy.
Since 2013 , energy has been three major points in German-Vietnam economic relationship. German helps Vietnam to promote the use of environmentally friendly power from wind, solar and water.
The solar energy system in Hoi An will pave the way for environmentally friendly projects in the future, Christian Berger stressed.