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Chinese firm wins 1 GW solar boost for city

Alex Solar wins five year plan to build solar power stations in Jinchang City

The five-year contract will boost solar power in Jinchang City by 1 GW
The five-year contract is set to boost PV power in Jinchang City

A Chinese PV firm has won a contract to boost solar by 1 GW in the country. Shanghai firm Alex Solar, a vertically integrated solar photovoltaic product manufacturer and solution provider, has signed a five year agreement with the Jinchang Municipal Government to develop 1 GW of photovoltaic solar capacity in the city’s development centre.

The company will build solar power stations in the western slope of Jinchang City and a new factory will be developed in the area identified as the new Economic and Technological Development Zone which has a scale of 300 MW alone.

Alex Solars long-term growth plan is to expand in the municipality of Jinchang, a city known for its sun. The total investment is said to be about 11bn yuan and is owned, financed and developed solely by Alex Solar.

Zhang Lingping, municipal party committee secretary, said: “This project happens just in time to support Chinas 12th Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development focusing on the energy, technology and health care sectors.

"Jinchang City is rich in natural resources and its sizable territory provides a platform for developing solar plants employing unique grid architecture."

Zhang explained that the government will "be adhering to this agreement and will provide all the necessary support to ensure this project gets an early start achieving early results."
Zhang Lianwen, chairman of Alex Solar, says the signing ceremony is an opportunity to seek further cooperation with the city of Jinchang in order to continue his mission of "utilising science and technology to improve the quality of life for all people domestically and abroad." 

Lianwen also recognises that the ceremony signifies "an era of growth in Jinchang, bringing new business, increase revenue and more jobs to the developing area.