Jan. 3, 2012 (China Knowledge) - The largest solar rooftop photovoltaic plant in Asia has started operation in Xuzhou
Province with an installed capacity of 23.8 megewatts, sources reported.
The plant is capable of generating 27.66 gigawatt hours of power per year, which would be equivalent to consuming 10,785 tons of coal and reducing emission of 4,539 tons of clinker, 28,042 tons of carbon dioxide, 173 tons of sulfur dioxide and 7,522 tons of inhalable particles.
The PV power facility is principally operated by Zhongli Tenghui Photovoltaic Technology Co, a joint venture partly owned by Zhongli Science and Tech Group Co Ltd<002309>. Shenzhen-listed
Zhongli Science and Tech and state-owned China Power Investment Corp have also put a 9.8-MW PV plant, also located in Jiangsu
Province, into operation.
Shi Zhengrong, chairman China's Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd<STP>, the world's largest crystalline silicon photovoltaic module manufacturer, said the country's PV industry would be on the way to recovery in 2012 as the Chinese government gradually integrates the PV market.