GCL receives approval to build 340 MW of PV in China

28. August 2012 | Applications & Installations, Industry & Suppliers | By:  Becky Beetz

GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited has received approval from China’s National Energy Bureau to start work on 340 MW worth of photovoltaic projects in the Datong Shanxi province.

GCL polysilicon facilities China

GCL is based in China.

The China-based company has been given the go ahead to undertake preparatory work for construction on a 310 MW ground-mounted plant and a 30 MW rooftop system.

In a statement released GCL said the ground-mounted project will be the largest of its kind in China when complete.

It added, "The approval of the Projects is regarded as the strongest support to the solar industry from the Chinese govenment [sic] since the European debt crsis [sic] and the US’s anti-dumping and anti-subsidy cases against the Chinese solar products. This also marks as a milestone in large scaled solar farms projects construction plan that is adopted by the Chinese govenment [sic]."

No further details were provided.

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