20K homes to consume renewable energyPolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ “20,000 households will be able to consume renewable energy now. This reduces carbon dioxide emission by 14,764 tons per year”, said B.Mandalbayar, CEO of Solar Power International LLC as Mongolia’s largest solar power plant opened in Darkhan-Uul aimag.
The inauguration ceremony took place on January 19 to celebrate the official opening of the 10MW solar power plant with corresponding officials in attendance.
The guests of the ceremony included P.Gankhuu, Minister of Energy, Ts.Batbayar, Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism, Masato Takaoka, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Mongolia and other delegates.
Located in Khongor soum of Darkhan-Uul aimag and constructed by Mongolian Solar Power International LLC and Japan’s Sharp Corporation and Shigemitsu Shoji Co.,Ltd, the brand new power plant now supplies energy to Central Energy System. The annual energy generation capacity of Mongolia’s first large-scale solar power plant is estimated to be approximately 14,182MWh of electricity.
Officials noted that the power plant is capable of operating in as cold temperature as -30 to -40 degrees Celsius, a feature achieved with quality technology and equipments from Japan, Germany and Sweden.