Rio Tinto to build first solar plant in WA to power Koodaideri
Rio Tinto has approved a $98 million investment in a new solar plant at the Koodaideri mine in the Pilbara, Australia, as well as a lithium-ion battery energy storage system to help power its entire Pilbara power network.
The 34 MW solar photovoltaic plant is expected to supply all of Koodaideri's electricity demand during peak solar power generation times and approximately 65% of the mine's average electricity demand.
Chinese manufacturers popular at global solar expo in Kenya
Chinese solar product manufacturers were the main attraction for consumers at the 2020 global off-grid solar forum and expo that opened at Kenyan capital Nairobi on February 18.
Visitors thronged the Chinese exhibition stalls to find out the latest innovations in solar product technology for heating and lighting needs.
State-owned Chinese firm to build 500 MW of solar in Uganda
China Energy Engineering Corporation (CEEC) plans to build 500MW of solar PV in Uganda, according to a filing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
The $500 million project will be constructed in two phases. China Gezhouba International Company, a subsidiary of state-owned firm China Gezhouba Group Corporation, which is itself a member company of CEEC, will be the exclusive EPC contractor of the PV system.
China's wind energy sector faces significant impact amid coronavirus
The new coronavirus outbreak could have a significant impact on the wind energy industry in China, according to a recent research.
The research showed that the virus — officially known as COVID-19 — had brought much of China's wind turbine component production to a standstill in recent weeks.
China-Bangladesh JVC to set up 200 MW solar power plant
After six years of forming a joint venture company with a China's state-owned firm, the government of Bangladesh is going to form another Joint Venture Company (JVC) with the same country to set up a 200 MW solar power plant.
Earlier, North-West Power Generation Company Limited (NWPGCL) of Bangladesh and China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CMC), a Chinese state-owned company, had formed a joint venture company named Bangladesh-China Power Company (Pvt) Limited in 2014, to set up Payra 1,320 MW thermal power plant by using eco-friendly ultra-supercritical technology (UST).
(Writing by Tian Zhang Editing by Tammy Yang)
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