- Category: PV
09 Jul 2013
- Published on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 08:35
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The city of Lijiang will have around 100 megawatts of photovoltaic projects to provide its citizens with a clean and reliable source of power.
Clenergy, a solar park solution provider, and its strategic partner CGN Solar Energy, signed an investment and development agreement with Lijiang during the 21st China Import and Export Fair in Kunming.
Clenergy will invest $163 million into the projects which will cover a total area of 530 square kilometers in the city’s Huaping County. The project’s initial phase will see 20 MW in Huaping’s Zhongxin Town. Production is expected by the end of August 2014.
According to a company statement, Huaping is an area with great solar potential. The dry-hot-valley climate provides ample solar energy resources for local solar power development.
The projects in Huaping are part of a 300 MW project agreement signed by Clenergy, CGN Solar Energy and Lijiang City earlier this year (see related story).
Clenergy and CGN Solar Energy will also be working on 118 MW of solar PV projects – this time in Binchuan County in Yunnan – that will be operational by end of 2015.
The agreement with Binchuan County was signed just this June 15 and will entitle an investment of about $194.8 million for two sites in Jinniu Town and Daying Town, 18 MW and 100 MW, respectively.
The two partners will set up a local project company dedicated to the planning, construction, operation and other services for the projects. The first phases of both projects are expected to enter early production in 2014. – EcoSeed Staff