Huanghe Hydropower Golmud Solar Park

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Golmud Solar Park
LocationGolmud, Qinghai Province
Coordinates36°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
Construction began20 August 2009
Commission date29 October 2011
Construction costRMB3.26 billion
Owner(s)Huanghe Hydropower
Solar farm
TypeFlat-panel PV
Site area5.64 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Power generation
Nameplate capacity200 MWp
Annual net output317 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 August 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(a) Name of PV power station Country Capacity
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(b)  United States 550
2015 Longyangxia Dam Solar Park  China 850
2016 Tengger Desert Solar Park  China 1547
Also see list of photovoltaic power stations and list of noteworthy solar parks
(a) year of final commissioning (b) capacity given in  MWAC otherwise in MWDC

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  1. ^ a b "Golmud Desert Solar Cluster - satellite view". Wiki-Solar. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  2. ^ Largest Solar Power Plant Begins Construction
  3. ^ China-PV Power Station "Restrictions: Not access Chinese mainland"
  4. ^ China PV plant largest in the world Archived 2012-04-05 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Yingli Green Energy to Supply 110 MW of PV Modules to Huanghe Hydropower
  6. ^ Golmud 200MW PV Station Won China Quality Power Project Award Archived 2012-07-25 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Chint Solar successfully completed Golmud 20 MW photovoltaic power station
  8. ^ Suntrix Golmud Project Shows Extraordinary Effect in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
  9. ^ Astronergy completes 20 MW Golmud solar project in China Archived 2012-04-05 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Qinghai leads in photovoltaic power Updated: 2012-03-02

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