How China is using solar power to power millions of homes

by SITA SHANKARANUTIA, New Delhi (Reuters) – China is the world’s largest solar power consumer and a key market for energy-intensive solar plants.

But a growing number of Chinese companies are building solar-based power plants and concentrating on generating power from biomass instead.

China’s biggest solar company, China National Nuclear Corp, has invested in India’s largest and most ambitious solar farm, which could be the country’s biggest in terms of scale, in the remote and mountainous western state of Sikkim, a major power-hungry market, sources in the state government said.

The project, which was developed by China National Renewable Energy Corp, could have a total area of 3,000 square kilometres, and is the first large-scale solar farm in India to be built by a state-owned company, the sources said.

A spokesperson for the company declined to comment on the report.

“Nuclear power plants are very expensive and not sustainable in India.

We will do our utmost to make nuclear power cheaper and more sustainable,” said Wu Mingxing, president of China National Power Corp.

In a statement, the company said: “China National Nuclear has been involved in solar power for more than 40 years.

As a result of the government’s energy efficiency initiatives, China’s nuclear energy needs have grown.

We hope that the Sikkims project will facilitate the growth of China’s solar power industry.”

In the past five years, China has added more than 20GW of solar power capacity to its grid, generating more than $2.6 trillion (1.5 trillion pounds) in revenue for the government and generating about 1,600 jobs.

India’s National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), which owns the Sikksim project, said it was still evaluating the project’s environmental impact.

“We are working with the project management and environmental monitoring committee to evaluate the project, and to evaluate its sustainability.

NTPC is responsible for ensuring the environment is respected and maintained,” NTPC spokesman Rajendra Kumar told Reuters.NTPC has also said that the project is part of the countrys commitment to reducing carbon emissions, as part of its plan to cut its emissions by 25 percent below 2005 levels by 2020.

The company has pledged to buy solar power from the Sikkos project from China’s National Nuclear Corporation by 2020, according to NTPC.

The Sikksims project is one of many projects under the $2 billion China-India Solar Power Cooperation project, part of a global push to spur the growth in solar generation.

The plan aims to build more than 30 GW of solar energy capacity by 2030.

Last year, China signed a long-term deal with India’s NTPC to buy 5.5GW of renewable energy from India.

It also invested in solar projects in the United Arab Emirates, which has a population of almost one billion.

China has also been investing in the renewable energy sector in recent years.

In 2016, the country signed an agreement with Japan’s Toshiba Corp to build an 80 megawatt solar power plant in the southern state of Guangdong.

A number of projects are under construction in India, including a 3,500 megawad power plant by Chinese state-controlled Solar City Corp, which aims to produce enough power to provide power to over 100 million households.

SolarCity, which recently announced it would start producing electricity from coal, has said it will eventually produce energy from biomass.

In March, India’s solar industry minister, M Venkaiah Naidu, said that India would build 100 megawatts of solar capacity by 2022.