The largest building-integrated photovoltaic (PV) project in the world has been installed at China’s Hongqiao railway station, successfully delivering power to the country’s energy grid.
The 6.68MW project, which incorporates 20,000 solar panels over 61,000 square metres, has generated 300,000 kWh of energy in the two weeks it has operated.
The project is housed at Hongqiao station from which the high-speed railway that runs from Beijing to Shanghai is run from and cost RMB160m ($23.6m). It follows China’s commitment to a target of reducing carbon intensity per gross domestic product by between 40 and 45 per cent by 2020.
The country is also targeting 20GW of solar capacity and 100GW of wind capacity by 2020.