Sharp Builds Mega Solar Plant in Zamyn Uud, Mongolia
Output of 16.5 MW-dc will contribute to avoided CO2 (GHG) emissions of 24,836 tons per year
Sharp Energy Solutions Corporation (SESJ)*1 announces the completion of a mega solar power plant in Zamyn Uud, Dornogovi Province, Mongolia. The project was a collaboration with Shigemitsu Shoji Co., Ltd.*2 and Mongolian energy company Solar Tech LLC*3.
The new plant has an output of approximately 16.5 MW-dc, with annual power generation capacity estimated at 31,162 MWh/year. The output from this facility is expected to allow avoided greenhouse gas emissions of 24,836 t-CO2 per year.
Mongolia’s government is aiming for 25% of its power generation capacity to come from renewable sources. Back in December 2016, Sharp, in collaboration with Shigemitsu Shoji and others, completed a large-scale 10 MW-dc solar power plant. This was the first solar facility of its kind in Mongolia. Sharp remains committed to spreading renewable energy around the world.
*1 SESJ is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sharp Corporation, specializing in energy solutions such as the sales of PV systems and the installation of electrical equipment.
Headquarters: Yao, Osaka Prefecture; President: Hiroshi Sasaoka
*2 Shigemitsu Shoji is a trading company handling the import/export of building materials and textiles such as towels. It also operates a solar power generation business.
Headquarters: Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture; President: Gegen Tana
*3 Solar Tech’s main business is developing and operating solar power plants.
Headquarters: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Representative: Ganzorigt Luvsanjamba