Sky Solar Holdings Co., Ltd (Sky Solar), an international PV power station developer, investor and IPP recently announced the groundbreaking of the first phase of its 800MW PV grid-connected project – 60MW PV Power Station in Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps. Sky Solar received tremendous support from all levels of government through the entire development process including but not limited to the location, land, environmental protection and grid-connection. For the design and construction of the power station, Sky Solar mobilized their strong and experienced technical and project management teams, and invited domestic EPC (Engineering, Construction) companies to participate in the tender where Sky Solar determined their partner.
Construction begins on Sky Solar Xinjiang’s 60MW PV power station
Xinjiang, is China’s largest province and rich in natural solar resources, with average sunshine hours between 2,500 and 3,550, ranking it second in the country. This sunshine coupled with the vast land available, makes it an excellent option for the development of large-scale PV power stations. The 60MW PV power station project has made use of the Gobi Desert which covers approximately 1.2 million square meters and has excellent conditions for grid-connection.
In relation to the Xinjiang PV projects, Weili Su, the President of Sky Solar says; “with the concern and support from all levels in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, we believe the local PV industry, and the development of PV power stations in Xinjiang will develop and grow very quickly. For the design, construction and operation of PV power stations, Sky Solar will go all out to guarantee both the quality and quantity of these projects. Sky Solar places a great value on the natural resources available in Xinjiang and the important role that Xinjiang will play in the solar PV market in the coming two years. We will continue to promote the excellent local project development opportunities and begin by laying a solid foundation in Xinjiang.
Mr. Su also makes it clear that “Globally, China is a key area of focus for the global strategy of Sky Solar, and as such we attach a great importance and respect to the Chinese government’s policy and PV guidelines and sincerely hope that Sky Solar can be provided with the opportunities to make significant contributions to China’s solar PV industry through our own technology and operational capacities. In the future, Sky Solar will also look to successively develop PV power stations in more areas of China!”