17 October 2002 – Work has started on a photovoltaic power station in Northwest China’s Qinghai Province. The station, with an €8m aid from Germany and 266m yuan of investment from the central government, is designed to supply electricity to remote areas in the province.
The project will be undertaken in two stages. The first stage work involves the construction of 54 stations, with a total installed capacity of 1682kW. The second stage involves the construction of 32 stations, with a total installed capacity of 1171kW.
The stations are spread in Haixi, Hainan, Huangnan, Guoluo, Yushu and Haibei. The first station with a generating capacity of 30kwp, involving 360 photovoltaic plates, at a kazak village in mahai of Haixi prefecture, is scheduled for completion before the end of this year.