China launches 10 MW solar power project

Beijing, September 30, 2009 — China launched an on-grid solar power project with electricity capacity of 10 MW in Shizuishan of Ningxia.

The project, run by the China Energy Conservation Investment Corp, was only the first phase of a total 50-MW project.

After the completion of the first phase, construction for the second and third phases will be finished by 2011.

Chinese solar panel maker Suntech Power Holdings supplied the panels for the project and also holds a minority share of the project.

To reduce use of coal, which provides more than 70 percent of the country’s power, China is striving to produce more power from solar, wind, nuclear and other renewable sources by providing incentives.

The Chinese Ministry of Finance said it would provide big subsidies for the construction of utility-scale solar power projects after announcing subsidies for solar power projects attached to buildings in May.

China in July announced benchmark tariffs for on-grid wind power projects. Developers previously had to compete for grid access.

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