Sanya on its way to become a ‘Solar Energy City’
Solar outdoor lights in Sanya
Sanya is on its way to become a city of solar energy, according to the “Sanya International Solar Thermal Power Technology Forum” held last month. The main topic of the forum is how to develop a low-carbon economy with solar thermal power technology, reports hinews.cn.
Mr. Xu Guozhen, an official of Zhanzhou Community Council, said the use of solar energy in Sanya is not popular at present. Besides, the optthermal utilization is an elementary way to make use of the solar energy, although the implement is very weak in the city.
According to Mr. Xu, the solar thermal power generating is a more efficient way to utilize solar energy. However only few trial units including 1 housing community and 2 hotels could enjoy the benefit the generating system brings.
Sanya is located near the equator. Its sunshine duration reaches 2,500 hours each year, providing 6,000MJ radiation quantity per square meter. With the unique geographical advantage, Sanya is an ideal place for solar thermal power generating.
A piece of exciting news came before the closure of the forum. A demonstration generating station with 1 megawatt capacity per year has completed its R&D program. It is expected to be put into test run next February.