Japanese companies to build Mongolia’s first solar power plant

Japanese engineer JGC Holdings and manufacturer NGK Insulators will work with Mongolian contractor MCS International to build Mongolia’s first solar plant with a battery storage system.

Located in the city of Uliastai in northwest Zavkhan Province, the facility will have a 5MW capacity and a 3.6MWh battery storage system.

The scheme is part of Mongolia’s "Upscaling Renewable Energy Sector Project", which will move the country from coal power to renewable energy. It development is funded by a loan from the Asian Development Bank.

Work on the project is due to begin in the spring of 2022.

JGC Holdings said in a press statement that similar projects were being planned for Mongolia in the future.

Image: The Zavkhan River (Alexander Mychko/Dreamstime)

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