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Chinese firms in three-year 973 MW PV plan for PRC

Energy and tech firms to build solar projects in People’s Republic of China to 2015

The PV projects will provide over 970 MW to China over the next three years

Chinese firms are working together to build over 970 MW of PV projects in the country by 2015. Energy group GCL-Poly, China Merchants New Energy and China Technology Development Group Corporation are to collaborate on the development and construction of PV power projects in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to the total capacity of 973 MW. The companies hope the development will also lead to projects in the US.

GCL-Poly said the preliminary plan is to develop 973 MW of projects over the next three years. This consists of 200 MW in 2013, 300 MW in 2014, 473 MW in 2015 respectively, in regions such as, the Northwest, East and North China.

The company said it will develop high-quality solar PV power projects, including ground-mounted solar plants, distributed PV stations and "Golden Sun" roof-top projects during the period from 2013 to 2015.

Zhu Gongshan, chairman of GCL-Poly, said: “We are very pleased to cooperate with China Merchants Group to establish the best and the most professional operating platform for the solar business in China. 

“Being the world’s leading polysilicon and wafer manufacturer, GCL-Poly does not only possess leading cost advantage in manufacturing but also is very experienced in PV projects development. Through this cooperation, we expect to further expand our system integration and PV rooftop solar power system business to the high potential China and US solar markets.”