Korea to build world's biggest solar
GWANGJU - The
world's largest solar power station will be built in
South Korea by 2006, a provincial government announced.
Representatives from Sun Power & Geothermal
Energy Co, a solar systems design company from the
United States, and Sharp Electronics Corp of Japan came
to South Korea to map out the final details of the
construction of the station in the coastal county of
Sinan, some 420 kilometers southwest of Seoul, South
Jeolla province government officials said.
Construction of the 15-megawatt solar power
station will begin next February for completion in
October 2006, it added.
"South Jeolla province
is a blessed region, which receives the largest amount
of solar radiation in the country," Park Joon-young,
South Jeolla province governor, said. "The Sinan station
will be the world's largest."
Sun Power will
design and install the solar power systems, while Sharp
will supply the cells needed to generate solar energy,
the regional government said.
A total of 12
companies are seeking to establish solar power stations
in the province to produce a combined 37 megawatts of
Nov 9, 2004
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