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China’s first wind and solar energy project in the desert areas has started generating power. The project is part of a grand plan launched by China to install solar and wind facilities with a total output of 100 GW in the dry regions of the country.
The project, located in the Tengger Desert in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region, has an installed capacity of one gigawatt and is expected to generate 1.8 billion kilowatt-hours of energy annually, enough to power 1.5 million households.
The plant is also the country’s first ultrahigh-voltage power transmission channel. With abundant wind and solar resources, regions like Ningxia, Xinjiang, and Inner Mongolia are expected to play a vital role in helping China achieve its sustainable energy goals.
Over the past year, China’s renewable energy capacity has grown by 86.5 percent, with experts predicting a further increase in the construction of renewable power generation facilities.