Cosin Breaks Ground on 100 MW CSP and Thermal Storage in Gansu Province

Cosin Solar breaks ground on the foundation for the tower of the 100 MW Jinta Zhongguang CSP project IMAGE@ Cosin Solar

Jinta County, Gansu Province:

The Jinta Zhongguang Solar Energy 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project has broken ground, meeting the initial construction milestone by beginning concrete work for the receiver tower foundation.

Thermal power from the sun. China is pursuing the use of solar thermal energy instead of gas-fired thermal power plants to provide grid stability and backup as it grows PV and wind developments    IMAGE@Cosin Solar

This 100MW CSP project was originally part of the first round of China’s pilot projects back in 2016. But the developer failed to start the project. Cosin Solar, then still known as Supcon Solar, took over the project in 2020, to develop this as part of one of China’s new hybrid projects. Cosin Solar has fast-tracked this project’s development, which must meet a December 2023 deadline. The CSP project will use proven molten salt tower CSP technology with 9 hours’ thermal storage.

This project is comprised of 100 MW CSP and 600 MW of PV. (China promotes the use of solar thermal energy instead of gas-fired thermal power plants to provide grid stability and backup for its massive PV and wind developments.)

Additional project details are available with CSP Focus Membership: Contact Sunny (sunnys@cspfocus.cn)

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