United Photovoltaics Group, whose largest shareholder is China Merchants New Energy Group has acquired the development rights to 100 megawatts of ground-mounted solar projects in Datong, Shanxi Province.
The projects are part of National Advanced Photovoltaic Technology Demonstration Base in coal-mining subsidence areas in Datong, Shanxi Province. The Base is the demonstrative project of the “Top Runner Programme” of the country’s National Energy Administration , and also the first National Advanced Photovoltaic Technology Demonstration Base which will be built as a Chinese photovoltaic new technology demonstration base.
“The government and project specialists of Shanxi Province have comprehensively assessed United PV according to its investment ability, technical capacity, performance level, contribution to the local area, new technology and new model,” United PV said.
Besides United PV, another six companies, including China Guodian Corporation, China General Nuclear Power Group, China Huadian Corporation, Huaneng Renewables Corporation Limited, China Three Gorges News Energy Corporation and Datong Coal Mine Group, have also acquired the development rights.