Vietnam achieves 337 percent of growth in solar energy in 2021

Vietnam has witnessed a remarkable growth in solar energy in 2021 as it increased its generation by 337 percent in a single year, according to the latest Ember’s Global Electricity Review 2022.

With this increment, Vietnam has become the world’s 10th largest solar generator.

According to the report, "50 countries had over a tenth of their electricity from wind and solar in 2021."

It reported that seven countries including China, Japan and Vietnam hit this landmark in 2021 for the first time.

According to the Global Electricity Review 2022, Vietnam switched over 8 percent of its total electricity demand to wind and solar from 2019-2021.

"The share of wind and solar in the country rose from 3 percent to 11 percent, whilst the share of fossil fuels fell from 73 percent to 63 percent," the latest report mentioned.

It further stated that "Vietnam was the only country in Asia to meet and exceed its entire demand rise with new wind and solar."

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