Kazakhstan Launches Largest Solar Power Plant in Central Asia

The 100 MW solar plant, implemented in a short time was developed using 300,000 solar modules from Canadian Solar, according to the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Largest Solar Power Plant in Central Asia

The opening ceremony of the SES Saran solar power plant was recently held in the industrial center of the Saran, Kazakhstan. With the commissioning of the plant, the SES Saran became the largest solar power plant in Central Asia.

The 100 MW solar plant, implemented in a short time was developed using 300,000 solar modules from Canadian Solar, according to the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The project was the result of coordinated work of central and local authorities with a group of foreign companies from Germany, the Czech and Slovak Republics, as well as the EBRD.

The project “Construction of a 100 MW solar power plant in Saran” was initially presented in the Kazakhstan pavilion at the International Specialised Exhibition Astana EXPO-2017.

Before the opening ceremony, the parties signed a Memorandum on the development of the SES Saran project, which enables investment of up to 500 million dollars. Kazakhstan, being the largest Central Asian republic, has great potential for solar energy.

The official opening ceremony was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, who held talks with the authorities of Saran, Karaganda region and the German company Goldbeck Solar.

Agreements on the further involvement of economic diplomacy in the promotion of regional projects with the participation of European investors and the involvement of their technologies had been reached, according to the release.

By 2020, the Karaganda region is planning to commission another 6 new “green energy” facilities, the total capacity of which will be about 261 MW.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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