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China Activates Giant Solar Power Plant Established In The Desert

China has achieved yet another milestone in its quest for renewable energy domination, commissioning its first solar power plant in arid regions, located in the Tengger Desert. The facility, which is the second largest solar power plant in the world, aims to reach a total solar capacity of 3 GW and represents a crucial step towards the country’s commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2060.

The first phase of the Tengger Desert project has a capacity of 1 GW, with the entire project expected to produce a staggering 5.78 billion kilowatt-hours of energy per year once fully operational. To put this into perspective, this amount of energy could power 1.5 million households each year, a significant step towards China’s efforts to reduce its reliance on coal and other fossil fuels.

With a total investment of $12.28 billion, the Tengger Desert project is set to become a touchstone in China’s rapidly expanding renewable energy industry. The country’s total renewable energy installed power has already reached 1.26 billion kilowatt-hours in the first quarter of 2023, with solar energy accounting for 425 million kilowatt-hours and wind energy contributing 376 million kilowatt-hours.

China’s commitment to renewable energy is a beacon of hope for a sustainable future and has the potential to inspire other nations to follow suit. The Tengger Desert project represents a significant step forward in China’s transition towards clean energy, and the world eagerly awaits what’s next for this ambitious nation.

Ece Nagihan

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