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China to build world's largest solar power station

india Updated: Nov 21, 2006 15:53 IST
Xinhua

The world's largest solar power station will be built in Dunhuang city, northwest China's Gansu province, government sources revealed on Tuesday.

The 100-mw project will cost approximately 6.03 billion yuan ($765 million) and construction will take five years.

Covering a total area of 31,200 square metres, the oasis town of Dunhuang boasts 3,362 hours of sunshine every year and is hailed as a prime area for solar energy development, with its easy access to electricity transmission and communication.

Currently, the world's largest solar power station is a 5-mw project in Leipzig, Germany, with 33,500 solar panels.

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