China is building a mammoth 8 GW solar farm

China Three Gorges Renewables Group, a state-owned power company, has announced plans to construct an 8 GW solar farm as part of a massive $10.99 billion integrated energy project. This solar farm, upon completion, will surpass the current world’s largest solar farms by a significant margin. The three largest solar farms in the world are China’s Ningxia Tenggeli and Golmud Wutumeiren solar farms, with a capacity of 3 GW each, and a 3.5-GW solar farm outside Urumqi, Xinjiang’s capital.

The integrated energy project will also include 4 GW of wind energy, 5 GWh of energy storage capacity, 200 MW of solar thermal, and, regrettably, 4 GW of coal-fired power. This colossal energy site will be located in Ordos, in northern China’s Inner Mongolia region, as per a stock filing by the Shanghai-listed company.

Once operational, the power generated from this project will be dispatched to the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei cluster in northern China via an ultra-high voltage power transmission line. The groundbreaking for the project is scheduled for September, with an expected completion date by June 2027. China Three Gorges Renewables will hold a 56% stake in the project, while Inner Mongolia Energy Group will control 44%.

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