CHINA BUILDS CONCENTRATOR PHOTOVOLTAIC
SOLAR POWER STATION
Aug 10, 2007 - AsiaPulse
Construction of China's largest concentrator photovoltaic
solar power station is in full swing at Xichang, Sichuan
With scheduled capacity of 10 megawatts,
the station will go into operation by the end of 2009.
It will be the largest solar power station using concentrating
photovoltaic modules in China compared with the current
largest one in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, with
a one megawatt capacity.
Total investment will be
60 million yuan (US$7.9 million).
China is boosting
its clean fuel ratio to 16 per cent by 2020.
issued by the State Council, China's cabinet, which
requires power grid operators to buy solar power,
wind power, marine power and hydropower first before
coal-fired power, came into effect this month.
photovoltaic modules is a new solar technology, which
could covert over 35 per cent of solar energy into
electricity, compared with 22 per cent for the best
conventional commercial silicon photovoltaic panels,