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Fri Jun 7, 2024, 04:59 PM Jun 7

World's largest solar plant goes online in China

The 3.5 GW Midon solar plant: CGDG

World’s largest solar plant goes online in China

China Green Development Group has switched on the 3.5 GW Midong solar project in Urumqi, China’s Xinjiang region. The project required an investment of CNY 15.45 billion ($2.13 billion).

PV Magazine | VINCENT SHAW | JUNE 6, 2024

China Green Electricity Investment of Tianjin, a subsidiary of China Green Development Group (CGDG), has switched on the 3.5 GW Midong PV farm in Urumqi, China's Xinjiang region.

The PV facility is currently the world's largest solar plant. Prior to commissioning, Chinese state-owned utility Huanghe Hydropower Development started operating the world's largest solar park, a 2.2 GW facility, in October 2020.

China Construction Eighth Engineering Division Corp and Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina) carried out the construction of the Mindong project in stages. The installation required an investment of CNY 15.45 billion. It features more than 5.26 million 650 W monocrystalline bifacial double-glass PV panels supplied by an unnamed manufacturer.

The extensive infrastructure of the project includes the installation of 1.23 million supporting piles, five 220 kV booster stations, and more than 208 km of transmission lines connecting the array to the grid via a 750 kV substation...more

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