Another 100 MW+ Solar Power Plant Being Built in China

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photo: Andreas Demmelbauer via flickr

The New York Times recently pointed out how China is really trying to become the dominant player in solar power, and here's one more example of that. Another 100MW+ solar power plant is poised to begin construction:100 MW to Start, Up to 500 MW Possible
Cleantech reports that Canadian Solar -- which may be incorporated in Canada, but manufactures in China -- has obtained the rights to develop up to 500 MW of solar power in Baotou, Inner Mongolia and will be starting with a 100MW power plant.

This first phase of the project is expected to begin construction in September of this year and be completed by 2011. Timetables for future phases, nor financial details have not be divulged. In its press release, Canadian Solar said these future phases are still subject to feasibility studies and regulatory approvals, and until that time no binding commitments exist.

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