International PV project developer, Sky Solar Holdings, has announced plans for a 50MW large-scale PV power station project in Gonghe County, Qinghai, China.
The project, which has been approved by the Qinghai Development and Reform Commission, is being developed by Sky Solar subsidiary, Gonghe County Tianhua New Energy Power Co.
PV-Tech is told the project in Gonghe County Photovoltaic Industrial Park, Qinghai, has a three -month construction plan and 25-year operation period.
The estimated total investment of the project is understood to be 591 million Yuan (US$94 million) and the average annual generating capacity is about 79.5 million kWh.
Sky Solar Holdings said that, based on the current average standard coal consumption of thermal power, the PV power station will save an estimated 656 thousand tons of standard coal, with a decrease of 6,000 tons of dust and 1.4 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
Earlier this year PV-Tech reported how Sky Solar Holdings had broken ground on a 60MW PV facility in Xinjiang province, which represents the first phase of a planned 800MW PV grid-connected project.
The Xinjiang project is being built on the Gobi Desert, which covers around 1.2 million square metres and is said to have excellent conditions to facilitate grid connection.
With an abundance of natural solar energy resources and an innovative investment environment, Qinghai province has attracted many domestic energy companies that have garnered both national and global attention.
However, Weili Su, President of Sky Solar, noted that it can be difficult for an independent PV developer to gain a foothold in the current competitive market.
Su said: “Through constant communication, professionalism and team work, Sky Solar earned praise and recognition at all levels of the Qinghai government, which certainly helped in the project approval process.”