GCL-Poly has won approval to build a 310 MW project in Shanxi province, northwest China, expected, on completion, to be one of the largest solar farms in the world.

The Hong Kong-listed company also plans to build 30 MW of rooftop projects in the province.

Solar power panels

Approval for the project “demonstrates the Chinese government’s strong determination to support the domestic solar industry,” says Zhu Gongshan, GCL-Poly chairman.

China’s solar market is expected to be one of the fastest growth markets this year, helping to offset the declining demand in more established European markets where governments are reducing subsidies, reports Recharge.

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