A new combined solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power plant is under construction in the Altai Soum of Gobi-Altai Province. The 450kW solar PV and 200kW wind hybrid plant is expected to begin operation later this year. The construction of the plant has been financed with Asian Development Bank (ADB) funding worth USD 92 thousand.
Separately, the Uliastai solar array, which is being developed with the financial support from the ADB, is part of the Upscaling Renewable Energy Sector Project which aims to deploy 40.5 MW of solar and wind capacity in the country’s western and Altai-Uliastai regions.
The USD 66.2 million initiative also includes 10 MW solar plants in both Altai City and Murun, a 500 kW solar-wind hybrid project with storage in Altai Soum, a 10 MW wind project in South-Gobi Province and a 5 MW wind farm in Telmen.
The Uliastai solar-plus-storage plant is expected to cost around USD 7.95 million, according to the ADB. Developers are at the pre-qualifying bids stage.
The 5 MW Uliastai solar-plus-storage project will be located in the city of the same name in the western part of the country, around 1,100km from Ulaanbaatar. The facility is part of a plan to deploy 40 MW of solar and wind generation linked to energy storage in the nation’s western and Altai-Uliastai regions.