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Construction Begins On 200 MW Solar Project In Gobi Desert — China’s Largest Solar Energy Facility To Date

Construction has now begun on the 200 megawatt (MW) solar energy project being developed in China’s Gobi Desert, according to recent reports. The facility is currently slated to be the largest solar energy project in the country once completed — with a nameplate capacity of 200 MW, and a project area of 2,550 hectares.

Once completed, the 200 MW facility in Qinghai province is expected to produce enough electricity to provide for the needs of up to 1 million regional households — according to Qinghai Solar-Thermal Power Group. The facility is also expected to reduce regional coal use by 4.26 tones a year — thereby offsetting carbon dioxide emissions of 896,000 tonnes, and sulphur dioxide emissions by 8,080 tonnes a year.

Read the rest of the story at Clean Technica.

By John Fitzgerald Weaver

John Fitzgerald Weaver is a solar developer; known digitally as the 'Commercial Solar Guy.' As a project developer and installer, he’s sold and managed 50+ solar projects, valued over $25 million, ranging in size from 5kW to 1500kW. He’s been involved in many aspects of the solar supply chain –- as a company founder, developer, project manager, manufacturer, permit runner, salesman, contractor and financier. In his free time he tries to get away and clear his mind by climbing mountains, or more regularly by enjoying an IPA or scotch, and really loves the strange connection between politics, energy, finance, and environment in the energy world.

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