Wuxi, China [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. announced the completion and grid connection of the first 10-megawatt (MW) utility-scale solar power project in China. Located in Shizuishan, Ningxia Autonomous Region, the 10-MW ground mount solar system is the first phase of a 50-MW solar plant.
The project is targeted to be completed by 2011. The facility is being built in conjunction with Suntech’s strategic partner, China Energy Conservation Investment Corporation (CECIC). In addition to supplying solar modules for the system, Suntech designed, installed and managed the development of the solar system and holds a minority share of the project.
“We applaud the decisive steps taken by China’s central government and local government to support sustainable energy development and establish a greener economy in China,” said Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Suntech’s Chairman and CEO. “With closer cooperation between strategic energy investors, power developers and solution providers, I am confident that solar energy will become increasingly cost effective and achieve grid parity in many locations over the next few years.”