Kazakhstan starts construction of solar power plant

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KYZYLORDA. KAZINFORM - Construction of solar power plant started in Kazakhstan's Kyzylorda region, the press service of the regional authorities said.

The solar power plant will be launched in 2016. Its capacity is expected to hit 50 MW. The construction work will be carried by Bas energy company. The investment will reach 65 million tenge (185.05 tenge = $1). Kyzylorda region's electricity demand is 54 MW, Kazinform refers to Trend.az. "The President noted that the energy of the sun and wind should be a key catalyst for the development of innovative economy. Therefore, we must turn Kyzylorda region in "green", clean and energy-efficient region," head of the region Krymbek Kusherbayev said at the meeting with the heads of foreign companies working in the field of alternative energy.

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