China Power Investment Corporation is building a 100-megawatt solar thermal power plant in Golmud in China’s Qinghai province.

It will be among the largest thermal power projects in the world, said the Golmud government last week. The pilot thermal project has a total capacity of 1,000 MW, with a total investment of $477.6 million.

Golmud City in Qinghai on May 24 announced that China Power Investment Corporation ("the China Power Investment Group ") is Golmud 100MW concentrated solar thermal power plant construction. This is the world’s single largest capacity thermal power projects together.

According to reports, CPI Golmud solar thermal power plant demonstration project plan together a total capacity of 1000MW, booster cable the project a scale of 100MW, investing 3.1 billion, is the world’s single largest capacity thermal power projects together, by the Yellow River Hydropower Engineering Corporation and Shanghai Electrical energy technology development and construction companies.

Upper Yellow River Hydropower Development Co., Ltd. 21, said Xiao-Ping Xie, General Manager, China Power Investment Corporation will make full use of project management experience building, strengthening scientific and technological research,trouble light the project will be built into the field of solar thermal power quality project, demonstration Project and ensure that the project in 2012, the first unit time to generate electricity.

Photovoltaic solar energy generation is the second generation after the manner of a new solar power, solar thermal power generation in China is in its infancy, is a new sunrise industry and an important new direction of energy use.

Golmud is located in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, rich in energy resources, with an annual sunshine time is 3300 hours or more, with an annual capacity of 66 Gigabit sunshine radiation coke / square meters, is China’s most abundant resources, light one of the regions.