There are some 50,000 operational rooftop solar projects around Vietnam (Illustrative photo: VNA)

Of these, 25,700 with 758.2 MWp were installed in the first eight months of 2020.

EVN reported that the sector generated and imported a total of 164.05 billion kWh from January-August, a year-on-year rise of 2.01 percent.

Of this, hydropower produced 39.03 billion kWh, down 12.75 percent against the same period last year, and coal-fired plants 88.87 billion kWh, up 11.66 percent.

Meanwhile, 24.96 billion kWh was generated by gas-fuelled plants and 1.04 billion kWh by oil-fired plants, respectively.

Electricity produced from renewable sources totalled 7.27 billion kWh. Some 6.39 billion kWh was from solar energy alone, surpassing the target and up 2.94-fold compared to the same period of 2019.

Notably, the proportion of customers using cashless payments for electricity bills stood at 61.5 percent in August./.

CPV (Source: VNA)