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Mongolia’s renewable energy capacity reaches 275 megawatts

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Mongolia’s renewable energy capacity reaches 275 megawatts

A solar power plant producing 10 Megawatts of electricity has been officially been made operational in the Govisumber provice.

According to ESB Solar Energy, which is the project’s operator, this energy plant was officially made operational on Sunday in Sumber soum, which is an administrative subdivision in Govisumber.

Construction took six months and was financed by the Green Climate Fund. The power plant can generate 17.1 Megawatts of electricity per year to the country’s national power grid.

In 2018, Mongolia capacity for renewable energy was 275 Megawatts according to Ministry of Energy statistics.

Mongolia, which enjoys more than 250 days of sunshine a year and boasts a potential wind capacity of 1,100 Gigawatts, has set a goal of supplying 20% of its energy supply through renewable sources by 2020 and increasing this to 30% by 2030.

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