PVTIME – The development of the world’s new energy economy is an inevitable trend and one that will go down in history. It has also become a driving force for economic development in many countries and occupies a particularly important strategic position in shaping their national economies.
Cambodia, as a country with high peak sunlight hours per day, is endowed with the unique potential of developing new energy sources. In recent years, Cambodia is breaking through the barriers of traditional energy and enhancing its strategic position to better support new energy development and is aiming to become a leader in new energy in Southeast Asia. Recently, Cambodia’s Ministry of Transport successfully connected a 708kW photovoltaic power station to the power grid, once again demonstrating the country’s determination and commitment towards new energy development. It is reported that the proportion of solar power generation in Cambodia will increase from 1% in 2018 to 20% in the next few years.
As the inverter supplier of this power station, SOFARSOLAR provided the project with its SOFAR 60000TL inverter, which is a popular model in Southeast Asia. The highest efficiency of the SOFAR 60000TL reaches 98.7% and it integrates many features such as high efficiency, stability, safety, and intelligence. The SOFAR 60000TL has built-in real-time accurate MPPT to ensure power generation and high revenue; built-in input secondary lightning protection, IP65 protection, no fuse design, built-in anti-island, and other safety protection to ensure its service life; built-in sound and light alarm, remote power on &off support, remote upgrade, real-time monitoring, and other functions to provide convenience for operation, maintenance, and monitoring. Since its launch, its performance has been eye-catching in industrial and commercial projects and has won high praise from domestic and foreign markets. The installation of this new SOFARSOLAR model by the Cambodia Ministry of Transport has established a vital position for SOFARSOLAR’s brand and products in the country’s photovoltaic market going forward.
Cambodia is rich in solar energy resources and has more than 8,000 MW in solar power generation potential. However, according to the statistics of the Cambodian Power Corporation, about 25% of Cambodia’s electricity depends on imports, most of which come from Vietnam and Thailand. With a more local-focused direction shift of energy development, the demand for new energy in Cambodia has increased significantly. The 708kW photovoltaic power generation project of the Ministry of Transport is one representative of such and is a milestone that demonstrates the unlimited potential of Cambodia’s photovoltaic market.
SOFARSOLAR has stated that solar power projects are a more attractive option in Southeast Asia due to shorter construction periods and cost advantages over hydropower dams and fossil-fuel power stations. In the future, SOFARSOLAR will rely on its own advantages, adhere to the national “One Belt One Road” strategic policy, deepen local cooperation, and continue to bring stable and reliable grid-connected inverters, energy storage inverters, and batteries to the market, so as to benefit more Cambodian people.