Asia Clean Capital (ACC) has announced an electricity contract for a 14 MW rooftop solar PV plant with a Chinese steel company which will host the array at an industrial park which it operates in China’s Hubei Province.
ACC says that the rates at which it is selling power to WISCO Jiangbei Group are below grid rates, which it says will ensure operational savings throughout the lifetime of the system.
The 14 MW plant will be built using Lerri Solar monocrystalline silicon PV modules, and ACC says that it believes that this is the largest mono rooftop array in Central China. Such rankings are inherently difficult to evaluate given limited information from inside China, however 14 MW is a truly massive rooftop solar project for any nation.
ACC will invest the entire cost of the project, as well as designing the system, overseeing construction and providing operations and maintenance services. China Chang Jiang Energy Group will serve as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor.
WISCO Jiangbei is a subsidiary of China’s Baosteel Group, a state-owned corporation and the fifth-largest steel maker in the world by production volume. Given the significance of its client, ACC states that it believes that this project will help to raise sustainability awareness within the iron and steel industry in China.