Vietnam's first wind farm was recently completed, and plans are in the works to add additional capacity. The $70-million, build-own-operate project is located in the Binh Thuan's Tuy Phong District on the country's South Central Coast, near Ho Chi Minh City. The plant has an installed capacity of 30 MW, produced from 20 1.5-MW turbines, but is slated to eventually have 80 turbines, taking its installed capacity to 120 MW, according to the Renewable Energy of Vietnam Join Stock Co. (REVN), the investor and developer.
Because it can moderate the damaging effects of earthquakes, base-isolation is a technique used primarily in seismically active regions. ENR takes a look at some of the largest applications of base-isolation technologies in the world.