An overview of Lý Sơn Islands, off the coast of Quảng Ngãi Province. The islands plans to develop tidal energy and green energy solution project in the near future. — Photo courtesy Lý Sơn Islands

An Bình Islet and Lý Sơn Islands in central Việt Nam are moving full steam ahead to go green.

SK Group and Doosan Heavy Industries Việt Nam (Doosan Vina) have proposed a Non-Carbon Islands Innovation Project including tidal power, solar power-driven stove and Energy Storage System (ESS)  for An Bình Islet and Lý Sơn Islands, off the coast of Quảng Ngãi Province.

A source from Doosan Vina confirmed to the Việt Nam News the two Korean companies had proposed the project to the provincial leadership in a meeting last week.

The project, which will be completed within 16 months with total cost of US$1 million, plans to supply renewable ‘green energy’, battery-powered cars, desalination station for more than 22,000 population and tourists, reducing carbon emission from fossil fuel and gasoline vehicles.

A solar power system introducedin An Bình Islet, threemiles away from Lý Sơn Islands. The system supplies power 24 hours a day for local islanders on An Bình. — Photo courtesy SolarBK

According to SK Group, tidal energy capacity on An Bình Islet was estimated at 100kw, while Lý Sơn Islands from 1MW to 5MW and a source of 100MW on the mainland of the province.

In 2017, the HCM City-based SolarBK company debuted a 96 kWp (kilowatt peak for a solar module) solar power system to supply power 24 hours a day for 400 islanders living in An Bình Islet, while reducing 93 tonnes of carbon emissions each year.

 

An Bình Islet of Lý Sơn Islands is promoted as an eco-tour site. 

An Binh Islet – three miles away from Lý Sơn Islands – started using fresh water from a specially built desalination station with funding from Doosan Vina in 2012.

Lý Sơn Island has called for a US$12 million sea water desalination project to supply more fresh water for residents, and the development of a drainage recycling system and more water containers from the government. 

Rock cliffsin Lý Sơn Islands of Quảng Ngãi Province. The Islandis a dormant volcano. The terrain of the island was created from eruptions 25 to 30 million years ago, leaving landscapes with rocks, caves, cliffs, rock arches and a lake. 

According to archaeologists, Lý Sơn Island is a dormant volcano. The terrain of the island was created from eruptions 25 to 30 million years ago, leaving landscapes with rocks, caves, cliffs, rock arches and a lake.

The central province of Quảng Ngãi plans to apply for global Geo-Park recognition for Lý Sơn-Sa Huỳnh area later this year.

The Islands hosted nearly 300,000 tourists each year. — VNS

Specialties of Ly Son Island: Goi toi and oc mat trang

Specialties of Ly Son Island: Goi toi and oc mat trang

Apart from bòng bong (seaweed) salad, Ly Son Island in Quang Ngai Province is also famous for dishes like gỏi tỏi (fresh garlic salad) and different versions of ốc mặt trăng (moon face snail).

Ly Son - a cultural and geological heritage

Ly Son - a cultural and geological heritage

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