Huanghe Hydropower Golmud Solar Park

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Golmud Solar Park
Huanghe Hydropower Golmud Solar Park is located in China
Huanghe Hydropower Golmud Solar Park
Location of Golmud Solar Park
Country China
Location Golmud, Qinghai Province
Coordinates 36°24′00″N 95°07′30″E / 36.40000°N 95.12500°E / 36.40000; 95.12500Coordinates: 36°24′00″N 95°07′30″E / 36.40000°N 95.12500°E / 36.40000; 95.12500
Status Operational
Construction began 20 August 2009
Commission date 29 October 2011
Construction cost RMB3.26 billion
Owner(s) Huanghe Hydropower
Solar farm
Type Flat-panel PV
Site area 5.64 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 200 MWp
Annual generation 317 GWh

Huanghe Hydropower's Golmud Solar park is a 200 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic power station located in Golmud, Qinghai Province, China.[1] Construction began in the August of 2009,[2] and it was commissioned on October 29, 2011.[3][4] 80 MW was provided by Yingli.[5] The project won the 2012 China Quality Power Project Award. Output is expected to be 317 GWh per year.[6]

Also in Golmud is the 20 MW Qinghai Golmud Solar Park completed in 2011 by Longyuan Power, as well as others.[7][8][9] There are a total of 570 MW of solar parks in Golmud, many of which are located in the Golmud Desert Cluster,[1] with 500 MW more expected in 2012.[10][update needed]

Timeline of the largest PV power stations in the world
Year Name of PV power station Country Capacity
MW
1982 Lugo United States 1
1985 Carrisa Plain United States 5.6
2005 Bavaria Solarpark (Mühlhausen) Germany 6.3
2006 Erlasee Solar Park Germany 11.4
2008 Olmedilla Photovoltaic Park Spain 60
2010 Sarnia Photovoltaic Power Plant Canada 97
2011 Huanghe Hydropower Golmud Solar Park China 200
2012 Agua Caliente Solar Project United States 290
2014 Topaz Solar Farm United States 550
List of noteworthy solar parks, year: final commissioning

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