Published on November 14th, 2012 | by Nicholas Brown0
2,000-MW Solar Power Plant To Be Built In Kazakhstan
November 14th, 2012 by Nicholas Brown
We wrote yesterday that 2,000 megawatts (MW) of solar power have now been installed in Australia. If you thought that was striking, I think you’ll find this especially striking. The organization Fonrocheenergie SAS has signed an agreement with Kazakh ZhambylGidroEnergo to construct a 2,000 MW (2 GW) solar power plant in Kazakhstan. 2 GW is big, really big! That’s 2 billion watts.
The project is to be located in the southern region of the country, and the first €80 million phase of it will be 24 MW. This translates to a cost of €3.33 per watt of the first phase of the project.
The construction of this plant is slated to begin next year.
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