The solar project stands as Mongolia’s first utility-scale PV installation. Image: JinkoSolar
PV manufacturer JinkoSolar has supplied PV modules to Hitachi Systems for a solar plant owned by Farmdo Corporation in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
As part of the order, JinkoSolar delivered 12.7MW of its high-efficiency PERC modules and custom built 36-cell and 48-cell dual glass modules for the project. This shipment marks JinkoSolar’s first in Mongolia.
The solar project stands as Mongolia’s first utility-scale PV installation. The installation covers 28 hectares of land and is expected to be connected to the grid in November 2017.
Supported by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment, 40% of the project's construction fees will be financed using a government subsidy.
Fujimoto Kazuaki, division general manager of Hitachi Systems' facility solutions division, said: "Mongolia's abundant resources and vast steppe make it an ideal location for developing the local economy through solar power generation. A steady and reliable supply of electricity is essential for economic development. We are proud to have the opportunity to take part in Farmdo's solar farm project and support renewable energy businesses across the nation.
“JinkoSolar's global presence, extensive experience in solar power generation, diversified products and strong R&D capabilities ensure that their modules will work reliably even in the harshest of environments. Our partnership with JinkoSolar was essential in making this project a success."