China has completed the construction of the world's highest photovoltaic power station in Tibet, close to the Indian border.
Construction of Ngari Photovoltaic (PV) Power Station, the world's highest 10-MW PV power station in Ngari Prefecture is complete and test runs are underway, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today.
Ngari Prefecture is located close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
The PV power station is a joint venture between the central government and Guodian Longyuan Tibet New Energy Co. Ltd. With a total installed capacity of 10 MW and an expected working life of 25 years, the report said.
Construction began on the site on July 1, 2012 just 3 kilometres away from the centre of Shiquanhe Township, seat of Ngari Prefecture, at 4,270 metres above sea level with an area of 23.8 hectares.
Tibet has abundant solar energy with more than 3,000 hours of sunshine annually.
PV power stations have been built in the regional capital of Lhasa and Xigaze, the report said.