Pakistani workers install solar panels at the Zonergy-backed solar power station in Bahawalpur, Punjab province of Pakistan, Aug 28.[Photo/Xinhua]
A section of the 900-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant at a solar energy industrial park in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, is ready to connect with the grid.
The plant, a priority project under the initiative of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, is financed and constructed by China’s Zonergy Company Limited to the tune of more than $1.5 billion.
The project has been constructed in three stages with each building a 300 MW section. It is estimated that the entire plant will be complete in 2017.
Currently, a 50 MW section is nearing completion and will be connected for power generation.
Pakistani staff work on the installation of solar panels, Aug 27.[Photo/Xinhua]
Solar panels at the 900-MW solar photovoltaic power plant in Bahawalpur.[Photo/Xinhua]
Power generation facilities of the 900-MW plant.[Photo/Xinhua]