University Of Huddersfield 

Vietnamese farm clean Microgrid

Partners: University Of Huddersfield (Lead), Allgreen Energy, Bear Instruments Ltd, Hochiminh City University Of Technology

Country: Vietnam

Technology: Smart green grids, including mini and main grid technologies

Stage: Early

Stage: 9

As a tropical country, Vietnam has high-potential on solar power. However, for any microgrid system, energy storage is highly expensive.

This project studies feasibility of a microgrid system with clean renewable energy sources including PV, treated biogas generator, and secondary life battery as energy storage for Vietnamese agriculture (pig) farms.

The project target is to provide an affordable, reliable, and clean energy solution to Vietnamese farming, whilst mitigating the environmental pollution from farm waste and unreliable off-grid power supply. The beneficiaries of the project are the farm workers, the owners and the community, often located in poor rural areas with unreliable off-grid power supply. With low-cost and mobile energy for basic appliances such as lighting, cooking, water-pump, communication, internet access, the project will address both gender and social inclusion as well as encourage equality.