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China Starts Building Its Largest Ever Solar Power Project


Earlier this week, the China Huaneng Group started building China’s largest ever solar power plant, a massive 166 Megawatt (MW) facility in the southern province of Yunnan.

The project, costing a total of 9.1 billion yuan ($1.3 billion), is scheduled to commence operations in 2010. According to the China Electricity Council, the company intends to expand its capacity for solar, wind and other clean energy projects to an impressive 10,000 MW by the end of the same year.

China Huaneng, the nation’s largest electricity producer, has already teamed up with Hongkong Electric on a 470 million yuan, 48 MW wind farm in the same province.

It seems that the need for such large scale projects is now more pressing than ever, since China has recently overtaken the US to become the world’s largest producer of carbon emissions.

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