Solar

1 GW of Solar Projects To Be Developed in China

One of China’s largest appliance manufacturers has said it will invest in 1 GW of solar PV projects in the country’s northern province of Gansu. The company signed a cooperative framework agreement with the province to help develop those solar projects, as well as 200 MW of manufacturing capacity.

This agreement marks the official launch of the province’s push to develop its solar industry.

As one of China’s largest enterprises and the country’s largest low- voltage electrical appliance manufacturer, the Chint Group has a technological resource base upon which to build solar module production capacity and develop projects.

During his speech at an event in Gansu province to make the announcement, Feng Jianshen of the Chint Group shared his hope that through this agreement, the company would take full advantage of the solar resources of Gansu Province. He encouraged both sides to incorporate advancements in technology, skilled labor and other advantages arising from the collaboration to lay a foundation for renewable energy.

Feng said he recognized the special opportunity to transform the region’s plentiful solar resources into economic benefits. The provincial government has also agreed to provide a range of assistance for the budding industry at construction sites, obtaining approval for related projects and applying for feed-in tariffs.