The country’s first 上海后花园女神会所100-megawatt molten salt solar thermal power plant in Dunhuang, Northwest China’s Ga

nsu province, has successfully generated power while operating at full capacity on Monday morning, Chinanews.com reported.

Nearly 20 hours of operating records on Monday show the systems at the power plant have been normal and stable. The facility also s

et a new record by generating over 1.8 million kilowatt-hours of power day and night, with all indicat

ors suggesting it has reached or exceeded its designed values. This marks another important step after the plant cr

eated 1.67 million kWh of power over 34 hours of continuous operations in mid-April.

Huang Wenbo, vice-chairman of Beijing Shouhang, said the power plant has withstood the test of runni

ng under the harshest environmental conditions in different seasons, which means it can be widely used in northwestern areas.

The power station is among China’s first batch of solar thermal power generation demonst

ration projects. With an investment of 3 billion yuan ($433.1 million), it was built by Beijing Shouhang IHW Re

sources Saving Technology Co Ltd, which wholly owns the power station’s intellectual property rights.

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