Solar farm of 10 MW now producing power in Mongolia
Image by the Energy Regulatory Commission.
December 27 (SeeNews) - Earlier in December a 10-MW solar park, built by Japanese company Sharp Corp (TYO:6753) and partners, started power generation in Darkhan, northern Mongolia.
The country’s Energy Regulatory Commission announced the start of operations about a week ago. Sharp partnered with Mongolia-based company Solar Power International LLC and Japanese firm Shigemitsu Shoji Co Ltd to build the park, using 32,274 photovoltaic (PV) panels.
The power plant is expected to produce 15.2 million kWh per year, avoiding nearly 14,750 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, the commission said.
Sharp had previously announced that it would supply the solar modules, mounting structures and other components for the park in Darkhan, one of the biggest cities in the country. Last week News.mn said that the Japanese firm had agreed to install 20 MW of PV capacity in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar.