Tibet Gets Another 10MW In Solar Power From Suntech Power (STP)

Suntech Power (STP) has been donating solar power on a small scale to schools, community centers and even a base at the bottom of Mt Everest in Tibet for many years.  Yesterday they announced a larger scale 10MW solar project in
Chek Kang village more than 13000 ft above seal level which will provide 20,000MWh of clean energy per year.  The solar power will ease pressure on diminishing hydroelectric resources which become less dependable due to increasing droughts and development.

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"With intense sunlight and cool temperatures, Tibet is extremely well-suited for the utilization of advanced photovoltaic technology," said Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Suntech’s Founder, Chairman and CEO. "We’re proud to invest in preserving the region’s fragile ecosystem by providing an economically-viable and sustainable solution for electricity generation. From the desert sands of Arizona to the peaks of the Himalayas, anyone can look up and harness nature’s cleanest and most abundant energy resource."

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