Sharp Subsidiary Builds 16MW Solar Plant in Mongolia

Sharp's solar panel, TMEIC's PV inverter

2019/06/19 20:51
Sousuke Kudou, technical writer

Sharp Energy Solutions Corp (Yao City, Osaka Prefecture) announced June 13, 2019, that it has built a mega (large-scale) solar power plant in Khushight Khundii, Sergelen District, Tuv Province, Mongolia.

The plant, which is scheduled to start operation in mid-June 2019, is located about14km southwest of the "New Ulaanbaatar International Airport," which is under construction. With an output of about 16.4MW, it is expected to generate about 23,134MWh of electricity per year, reducing about 18,438t of CO2. Electricity generated at the plant is planned to be supplied to Ulaanbaatar (capital) and the new airport after it opens.

The solar panel and PV inverter employed for the plant are products of Sharp Corp and Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC), respectively. Sharp Energy Solutions provided EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) services.

The mega solar plant built in Mogolia (source: Sharp Energy Solutions)

The power producer of the plant is Tennun Genel Construction LLC (operational company based in Mongolia). Tennun is invested in by Sharp Energy Solutions, Serm Sang Power (Thailand-based firm that runs a renewable energy business), etc.

The plant was selected for the "Facility Subsidy Project of the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) Financial Support Project" of Japan's Ministry of the Environment. The government of Mongolia aims to increase the ratio of renewable energy to all the electricity generated in the country to 30% and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 14%, compared with the case where no additional measures are taken.

This is the Sharp group's third mega solar project in Mongolia, following a project with an output of about 10MW in Darkhan and a project with an output of about 16.5MW in Zamyn-Uud City, Dornogovi Province.