An industrial museum in Liuzhou, in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region has gone green since its first solar photovoltaic system went into use, on Monday, using the power generated by the solar PV system for exhibition halls on the history of the city’s industrial sector and the development of its companies.
The PV system is expected to generate 580,000 kW/h and cut the electric bill by as much as 430,000 yuan a year. It uses around 2,400 blue solar panels, manufactured by Hebei’s Yingli Solar and installed on 10,000 square meters of the museum’s roof.
Chen Zhen, a member of the museum’s staff, said the system has already been connected to a grid and if it does not generate enough electricity for the exhibition halls, further power from the grid can be used as a backup.
“The system not only saves money but cuts carbon emissions,” Chen added.
This project is reported to be the first building-integrated photovoltaic project in the region and has already undergone trials and been officially connected to the grid.
Edited by Roger Bradshaw