Status: Under Construction

Size: 10MW

The residents of the Tibetan Plateau will soon benefit from a 10MW solar photovoltaics installation currently under development by Suntech. Located in the Chek Kang village in Sangri County in the Shannan Prefecture of Tibet, the solar system, at approximately 4,000 meters above sea level, will be one of the highest on earth. Suntech aims to complete the Chek Kang village installation, which is expected to generate around 20,000MWh a year, by the middle of  2011.

Cost: undisclosed

Construction Timetable: to be completed by mid-2011