XIAMEN, China | CLENERGY —
Clenergy successfully connected a 30MW PV system to the local power grid in Zhongwei which is located in the Ningxia Province in central China.

The project, which was wholly financed by Clenergy, is the first large-scale grid-connected PV power plant in Ningxia constructed by Clenergy Engineering, the company’s engineering subsidiary. The vast stretches of blue PV panels are a unique, visually pleasing addition to the scenery of China’s western desert.

Construction on the 270-million-yuan project started in October 2014. Engineers and technicians from Clenergy Engineering worked under difficult geographical conditions and in harsh weather with winter night temperatures sometimes dropping below −30 °C (−22 °F). Despite the tight schedule and the challenging engineering tasks, the passionate experts of Clenergy Engineering completed the project in three months with no compromises to quality.

The project’s strict quality control measures included different project monitoring and risk reduction techniques such as daily site inspections and real-time problem rectification. Upon the successful connection to the grid, Clenergy handed over the operations to its client, one of China’s major PV companies.

“The successful completion and grid connection of this large-scale solar power plant is a good platform for demonstrating Clenergy’s capabilities. It demonstrates our strengths and know-how which helped us winning more opportunities,” said Clenergy’s CEO Daniel Hong. He also noted the positive impact this project had on the area’s energy portfolio and on its ecological environmental protection through burning less fossil fuel.

This 30MW system generates over 42 million kilowatt hour of electricity, saving approximately 12747.9 tonnes of standard coal and 42295.93 tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum.

Clenergy will continue strengthening its capabilities in solar PV and promoting clean renewable energy developments in 2015 and beyond.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has 8+ years of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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