China is building a huge solar power generation base in Ulan Buh Desert

China is building a huge photovoltaic (PV) power generation base in the Ulan Buh Desert, the country’s eighth largest desert, to boost new energy development, the local authority said Monday. The base is located in Dengkou County in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

A number of energy companies are expected to invest 4.9 billion yuan (797 million U.S. dollars) within three years in PV power projects with a combined installation capacity of 500 megawatts (mw), said Yuan Haiwen, deputy head of the county’s industrial park administration committee.

Investors include state-owned China Power Investment Corp. (CPIC), China Guodian Corp., Shenhua Guohua Power Co. Ltd. and the local Menghua Group.

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