Delingha solar project

China is building a giant 6,300-acre solar project in the Gobi Desert, will provide electricity for one million homes.

The Delingha solar project, located in on 6,300 acres in the Qinghai province in northwest China, when completed will feature six towers, each generating 135 megawatts.

The new Chinese renewable energy project will reduce coal usage by 4.26 million tons every year.

The Huanghe Qinghai Delingha Solar Thermal Power Project will use BrightSource’s proven concentrating solar technology to produce clean, reliable renewable electricity.

The U.S.-China Renewable Energy Partnership (USCREP) is one of seven U.S.-China clean energy initiatives announced by President Obama in 2009. Under the partnership, the two countries are developing roadmaps for wide-spread renewable energy deployment in both countries. The Delingha project – China’s first commercial scale CSP project that also incorporates storage – is representative of the types of projects intended to be developed as a result of these initiatives.

Delingha solar project map

via Science Alert