Green Power China
China’s first 100-megawatt solar power plant has gone into operation in the desert near the ancient city of Dunhuang, northwestern province of Gansu end of last month.
The molten-salt solar-tower plant covers 7.8 sq km, and uses 12,000 large movable mirrors, to concentrate sunlight on a 260-metre tall tower that absorbs heat.
The plant can generate up to 390 million kWhs of electricity per year and claims to be an alternative energy source reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 350,000 tons per year. China’s target is to source 35% of the total energy from renewable, green sources by 2030.