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World's biggest solar plant starts commercial ops in Abu Dhabi

The 1.2-gigawatt Sweihan project is connected to the grid and can meet the electricity demand of more than 90,000 people

World's biggest solar plant starts commercial ops in Abu Dhabi

Marubeni and JinkoSolar offered to build the project in 2016 with a record-low bid at that time of 2.42 cents a kilowatt-hour.

The world’s biggest photovoltaic solar plant has started commercial operations in Abu Dhabi, according to JinkoSolar Holding Co.

The 1.2-gigawatt Sweihan project is connected to the grid and can meet the electricity demand of more than 90,000 people, China-based JinkoSolar, the world’s biggest maker of panels, said in a statement on its WeChat account.

It is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1 million tons a year.

The project is owned by a joint venture between JinkoSolar, Japan’s Marubeni Corp and the Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority.

Marubeni and JinkoSolar offered to build the project in 2016 with a record-low bid at that time of 2.42 cents a kilowatt-hour.

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