China Technology Development Group Corp. (CTDC), a provider of solar energy products and solutions in China focusing on a-Si thin film technology, has signed an agreement with Qinghai New Energy Group Co. Ltd. (QNE) and the local government of the Qinghai Haixi Mongolian-Tibetan Autonomous Region to build a 30 MW on-grid solar power station in the Qaidam Basin of northwestern China.
Under the agreement, CTDC and QNE will design, construct and manage the solar power station. The local government of the Haixi region will provide support to CTDC and QNE, including helping them obtain various local and central government-backed incentives and providing land.
Although the installed power-generating capacity of the first phase of Qaidam solar power station will be 30 MW, the total long-term power objective of the project is 1 GW. The Qaidam solar power station, the first of its kind in China to integrate both crystalline silicon and thin-film solar modules, will be the largest on-grid solar power station in China after fully completed. CTDC and QNE will begin construction of the project in 2009, with an initial investment ofÂ $150 million.
SOURCE: China Technology Development Group Corp.