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China Daily / 2021-02 / 23 / Page013

Solar park brings succor to Qinghai

By ZHENG XIN | China Daily | Updated: 2021-02-23 00:00

Gonghe Solar Park, the world's largest solar farm, located in Gonghe county in Northwest China's Qinghai province, has become a shining example of China's green strides and an integral part of poverty alleviation in the region, according to company officials.

Built and operated by State Power Investment Corp, one of China's top five power generators, the park is capable of providing electricity to about 2.5 million households in five provinces and autonomous regions: Qinghai, Gansu and Shaanxi provinces, the Ningxia Hui autonomous region and the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, which in total cover 3.08 million square kilometers.

According to Wei Boping, head of the Qinghai Provincial Poverty Alleviation and Development Bureau, the project has been one of the most efficient poverty alleviation projects in China.

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