Recently, the latest statistics of Gonghe 50 MW concentrated solar power plant, Qinghai Branch of China Power Construction New Energy Group, show that the cumulative power generation of the power station in April 2023 has completed 6,909 thousand KWH, which is the highest monthly power generation record ever since the unit was put into operation. On April 29, the electricity generated in a single day reached 672 thousand KWH, surpassing the previous record of 619 thousand KWH on March 13. The monthly and daily power generation of the power station hit a new high.
The Gonghe 50 MW solar thermal power station in Qinghai Province is located in the Eco-Solar Power Park of Gonghe County, Hainan Prefecture, Qinghai Province. It adopted the molten salt tower technology and was one of the first national demonstration projects of solar thermal power. The power station adopts 30,000 heliostat of 20 square meters and center elevation of heat absorber of 210 meters. The annual utilization hours can reach 3,138 hours, generating 156 million KWH, saving about 51,200 tons of coal consumption and reducing about 154,000 tons of carbon dioxide each year, with remarkable environmental benefits. It is of positive significance to optimize the local power structure, protect the ecological environment and solve the problem of peak regulation of local power grid.