Kiryat Gat, Israel — ESI-AFRICA.COM — 23 February 2011 – In the first large-scale solar co-operation between China and Israel, Zenith Solar Limited “’ recognised as the producer of the world’s most efficient combined heat and power solar system “’ has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Energy Bureau of the Gansu Provincial Development and Reform Commission in China.
The agreement “’ signed at a ceremony in the provincial capital Lanzhou “’ is for cooperation in the development of combined heat and power solar stations in the Gansu province.
Under the agreement, Zenith Solar will provide the technology for the installation of two 10MW co-generation plants based on the company’s Z20 CHP system. The Gansu province of China has a population of nearly 30 million and is located in northwestern China approximately 1 200km from Beijing. The Gansu Province lies at the edge of the Gobi desert and has the best solar energy conditions in China, and among the best anywhere in the world.
The agreement is focused on two planned facilities which are to be located in the cities of Jiayuguan and Jinchang, and installation will; commence during 2011. One of the installations will be used to provide electricity and process heat for an industrial plant, and the other for a large neighborhood.
In the terms of the agreement the Energy Bureau of Gansu will recommend the use of Zenith Solar’s CHP system for other locations in the Gansu Province after the successful operation of the two pilot plants.
The Energy Bureau also announced that in concert with the introduction of the CHP technology, a scientific research center will be established to provide training for government institutions, enterprises and individuals to focus on the development of new solar energy technology.