NW China's Largest Solar Power Plant
Linked to the Grid
Sep 17, 2008 - Asia Pulse Data Source
An experimental solar energy power plant
in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
was linked to the electricity grid recently, and is
the largest solar photovoltaic high-tension power
plant to be hooked up to the grid.
The power plant involved 22.39 million
yuan (US$3.3 million) investment and is able to generate
680,000 kWh electricity a year. It can save 305 tons
of standard coal and reduce the emission of 4.27 tons
of sulfur dioxide and 1.09 tons of nitride.
According to plan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous
Region will build a 330-kw solar energy photovoltaic
power plant and a 10-megawatt photovoltaic power plant
and linked them with the grid by the end of 2010.