Yingli jubilant at completion of world's largest PV-hydro hybrid project


China’s Yingli Green Energy company has issued a hearty note of congratulations to all parties involved in bringing the 320 MW Longyangxia Dam to completion.

The module manufacturing giants supplied 15 MW of its YGE series PV modules for the dam, which has become the world’s largest PV-Hydro hybrid installation.

Construction on the project in Qinghai Province, China, began in March this year, and it is expected to deliver some 498 million kWh of clean PV electricity to the grid each year.

"We feel delighted about the successful grid connection of the world’s largest hydro and PV project," said Yingli Green Energy chairman and CEO, Liansheng Miao. "In addition to this hydro and PV hybrid project, the company has also been acting proactively in integrating PV with architecture, agricultural, and other fields."

Miao issued further details of the five-star Power Valley International Hotel that the company has supplied curtain wall Series modules for, helping to fulfill its BIPV objectives and transition to a wider, more diversified business model.

"The company also focuses on the innovative applications of PV modules with traditional agriculture, promoting the development of eco-agriculture. Besides, we installed more than 20 MW PV modules on our factories, parking lots, and other facilities, which will provide approximately 23 million kWh of solar electricity per year for the company’s production and operation.

"This will help the company to reduce CO² emission and increase renewable energy consumption," added Miao.

The Longyangxia Dam is 178 meters high and supports a 1.28 GW power station. Its reservoir holds 24.7 billion m³ of water, which is to be used for irrigation purposes across one million hectares of land.