SESJ builds new solar power plant in Mongolia

17 September 2018 (Last Updated September 17th, 2018 11:26)

Sharp Energy Solutions (SESJ) has completed the construction of a solar power plant in Zamyn Uud, Dornogovi Province, Mongolia.

SESJ builds new solar power plant in Mongolia
The completed solar power plant in Zamyn Uud, Dornogovi Province, Mongolia. Credit: SHARP CORPORATION.

Sharp Energy Solutions (SESJ) has completed the construction of a solar power plant in Zamyn Uud, Dornogovi Province, Mongolia.

Headquartered in Yao, Osaka Prefecture, SESJ is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese electronics manufacturer Sharp Corporation (Sharp), which specialises in energy solutions such as the sales of photovoltaic (PV) systems, as well as the installation of electrical equipment.

"The new plant has an output of nearly 16.5MW-dc, with an annual power generation capacity estimated at 31,162MWh."

SESJ developed the project in collaboration with Japanese trading company Shigemitsu Shoji and Mongolian solar power plants developer Solar Tech.

The new plant has an output of nearly 16.5MW-dc, with an annual power generation capacity estimated at 31,162MWh.

Additionally, the new solar power facility is expected to eliminate 24,836t of carbon emissions per year. The plant is expected to commence its operations in mid-September this year.

Upon commencing its operations, the new solar facility will be the first of its kind in the region.

The Mongolian Government has set an aim to generate 25% of its power use from renewable sources.

Sharp, in partnership with Shigemitsu Shoji and others, completed a large-scale 10MW-dc solar power plant in December 2016.

In February this year, Sharp signed an agreement with the Gia Lai Electricity (GEC) to build a solar power plant in Vietnam. The solar plant will have an annual power generation capacity estimated at 61,570 MWh per year, sufficient to power 32,628 Vietnamese households in a year.