The percent of renewable energy in Mongolia reached a record high in 2018 rising to 16 percent of total electricity production
A solar power plant with a capacity of 15 megawatts (MW) opened in late June in Zamiin-Uud soum in Mongolia’s southeastern Dornogovi Province, while two other solar power plants with the capacity of producing 30 MW and 20 MW of electricity each have been put into operation recently.
Also, a wind farm with a total capacity of 55 MW was commissioned in late September close to Sainshand, the administrative centre of the province.
The four energy plants have contributed to the country’s renewable energy capacity by 120 MW this year. According to the ministry, the country has a potential wind capacity of 1,100 gigawatts,.
Mongolia is a country with huge renewable energy potential, enjoying more than 250 days of sunshine a year. The government has set a goal to raise the share of renewable energy to 20 percent by 2020 and 30 percent by 2030.