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Mongolia's first solar-plus-storage project won by Japan-led bid

Plant engineer JGC teams with local builder on plant to power city of 20,000

Big sky country: Mongolia's plans for more renewable energy capacity will move forward with a new storage-equipped solar plant.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese plant engineer JGC Holdings will oversee the design and construction of Mongolia's first solar power plant with storage capabilities as the country steps up adoption of renewable energy, Nikkei has learned.

Mongolia's energy ministry awarded the order for a 5 megawatt solar farm with 3.6 megawatt-hours of storage capacity to JGC, Japan's NGK Insulators and local general contractor MCS International. The value of the contract, which also includes an energy management system, has not been disclosed.

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