Three Gorges Solar Power Project in China

Carbon offset funds enable the implementation of renewable solar energy in the Gansu Province of China. The project enables the generation of electricity by using renewable solar energy, which is delivered into the Northwest Power Grid (NWPG), replacing the equivalent electricity generated by the current fossil-fuel dominated NWPG, achieving reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

How it works

The total installed capacity of the grid-connected to the photovoltaic power station is ~100MW. About 399,459 polycrystalline silicon solar cells with fixed brackets were installed. The electricity generated by the solar cell module runs through a header box, then to a dc-to-ac inverter, these inverters are connected to 35kV box transformers, and then transformed to 110kV through the main transformer before being delivered to Bulongji 330kV Substation. Finally, the power is fed into the Northwest Power Grid (NWPG).

Offsets Made it Happen

Without funds from carbon offsets, reliance on fossil fuels would have continued in the project area, and avoidance of significant GHG emissions reductions would have not been possible.

Other Benefits of the Project

The project is a clean technology investment in the region, which would not have taken place in the absence of the VCS benefits. The project activity generates zero-emissions solar-based power, which not only helps to reduce GHG emissions, but also specific pollutants like SOx, NOx, and SPM associated with the conventional thermal power generation facilities.

Project at Glance

Project Type :

Energy Industries (Renewable/Non-renewable Sources)

Location :

Gansu Province, China

Estimated Annual Emission Reductions :

126,206 tonnes of CO2e

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