Sunday, May 1, 2011

Solar Energy At 4000 meters, Tibet

One of the most important companies in solar energy, Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. It has announced the project to build a solar in Tibet Park approximately 4000 meters above sea level, which makes it one of the highest in the world.

The site that will be installed this solar Park is located on the Tibetan plateau, near the village of chek kang in the province of Shannan. The natural characteristics of the place, with an intense sunlight and low temperatures make it extremely viable for the use of photovoltaic panels with advanced technology. The project is aimed at the generation of 20, 000MWh of electricity per year.

According to the founder of Suntech, solar energy in Tibet will allow not only increase the volume of energy production in the country (until today heavily based on hydroelectric power), but it will also serve to replace or complement to hydraulic in drought situations plants as those that have recently affected the region.

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