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Chinese solar firm completes PV plant in Bulgaria

Chint/Astronergy’s 50 MW solar power plant starts 25-year operation

The 50 MW plant will provide a boost to PV power in Bulgaria

A Chinese solar firm has completed a PV plant in Bulgaria set to run for 25 years. Chint/Astronergy has announced completion of the solar PV power plant, which has a total installed capacity of 50MWp and has started its operation.
The solar PV power plant is expected to generate 1,858,548,000 kWh of electricity during the next 25 years. All electricity will be connected to the local net-grid with a fixed feed-in-tariff.

The entire project took three months of construction work. All the polycrystalline PV modules made by Chint/Astronergy have been mounted on the ground. The solar power plant can deliver abundant green electricity to the local communities with zero carbon emission. The investment made by Chint/Astronergy also helped contribute to the local employment by hiring local staff and workers.

Bulgaria has good solar irradiance condition which is quite suitable for developing PV projects to reduce reliance on conventional fossil fuels and nuclear energy, which currently compose over 90 per cent of the country's total energy mix.

Liyou Yang, Astronergy's CEO, said: "The completion of the PV power plant marks a great milestone for Astronergy's developments in Bulgaria. Astronergy will continue making more efforts to deliver the alternative energy to the world."

Alan Yuan, Astronergy's senior vice president and CSO/CMO, said: "Astronergy has kept its commitment to develop solar power plants with partners not only in mature PV markets, but also in emerging markets. Backed by its parent company, the Chint Group, Astronergy can provide a complete range of electrical products and solutions to solar project developments.”