Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change, Hanoi, Vietnam;;

Vietnam National Space Center, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology;

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For promoting the development of renewable energy in Vietnam, in 2015 the Government approved the “Strategy for the development of renewable energy in Vietnam to 2030, with a vision to 2050” intending to gradually increase the proportion of renewable energy in national energy production and reduce dependence on fossil energy sources, contribute to ensuring energy security, mitigating climate change, and sustainable socio–economic development. In recent decades, remote sensing and Geography information of system (GIS) have been able to build thematic maps with high accuracy for managing and monitoring natural resources and the environment, including the solar radiation potential. Establishing solar potential maps from satellite data combined with natural conditions, topography, and land cover will effectively assist in planning solar energy development while helping to identify the appropriate technology and lowest cost. Therefore, this paper presents the zonalization of the solar energy potential based on its calculations from Himawari–8 satellite and elevation from The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data applied for Dak Nong province. The results show that only about 18% of land in Dak Nong province is suitable for solar energy development. The appropiate sites for the development of solar energy are distributed in different regions of the Dak Nong province.


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Nga, P.T.T.; The, D.T.; Cong, N.T. Potential sections for the development of solar energy using remote sensing data and GIS in Dak Nong Province, Viet Nam. VN J. Hydrometeorol. 2022, 13, 54-63. 


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