LaoCann Signs MOA for 800MW Solar Project in Lao PDR

LaoCann has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Souliyapon Intertrade Co. Ltd and Hainan Zhenlin Industry/ Edentours GmbH Co. for the development of Phase 1 of a 1500MW solar photovoltaic power project located in the integrated agriculture Zone No. 1 in Nongmarkjup, Thaphabat District, Bolikhamxay Province.

The agreement for the project, which is divided into several development phases, was signed by LaoCann Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth E. Nealey and Souliya Sisanon from Souliyaphon Intertrade Co. Ltd in a ceremony in Vientiane on Monday, 2nd March 2020.

According to Power Technology, solar is one of the fastest-growing renewable energy sources in the world, with China and the US together accounting for two-thirds of the global growth in solar power.

But where are the biggest solar power plants? Power Technology profiles the biggest operational solar power plants in the world, based on installed capacity.

The Largest Solar Power Plants In The World

  1. Tengger Desert Solar Park, China – 1,547MW
  2. Sweihan Photovoltaic Independent Power Project, UAE – 1,177MW
  3. Yanchi Ningxia Solar Park, China – 1,000MW
  4. Datong Solar Power Top Runner Base, China – 1,070MW
  5. Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park, India – 1,000MW
  6. Longyangxia Dam Solar Park, China – 850MW
  7. Enel Villanueva PV Plant, Mexico – 828MW
  8. Kamuthi Solar Power Station, India – 648MW
  9. Solar Star Projects, US – 579MW
  10. Topaz Solar Farm / Desert Sunlight Solar Farm, US – 550MW

LaoCann Develops The Largest Solar Project in Lao PDR

“This is a very exciting day as we are about to build the biggest renewable power project using solar technology in the region and among one of the biggest of its kind in the world,” LaoCann Chairman and CEO Kenneth E. Nealey said during the ceremony.

“The first phase of this 1500MW project will provide the equivalent electricity for roughly 3 million households; offset over 500 thousand tons of greenhouse gas per year. This is similar to removing 2.4 million car from our planet,” Kenneth added.

Kenneth thanked the Laos government for entrusting LaoCann with this mega project.

“During the construction of this landmark project there will be economic benefits and also bring jobs to the Laos economy,” he added.

Nongmarkjup Village Chief and Viladeth Khautisen, LaoCann Director/ Ambassador, also graced the MOA signing.