Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Yingli China was selected to develop and construct a 50MW solar power plant in Datong City, Shanxi Province, China.
Datong City's local government has tasked the demonstration center with installing 1,000MW of solar PV across seven 100MW projects, five 50MW projects, and several additional, smaller PV facilities during the next 12 months. Over 35 companies applied for the rights to develop and construct the 100MW projects, and over 20 companies applied for the rights to develop and construct the 50MW projects. Yingli was selected to develop and construct one of the 50MW projects.
"We are pleased to be selected for this high-profile demonstration power plant. With our strong track record of success in solar PV power plant development and construction, Yingli will make an ideal partner for the new PV demonstration center," commented Mr. Gang Wang, Vice President of Project Development of Yingli. "This represents a major opportunity for us to leverage our advantages in project development and financing and to promote our growing presence in China's downstream solar market."