A view of a roof distributed photovoltaic facility in Putuo district of Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/WeChat account: china-zjftz]
The 160,000-square-metre roof of a distributed photovoltaic facility in Putuo district of Zhoushan in East China's Zhejiang province was put into operation recently.
The facility has a total installed capacity of 18,525 kW, and is expected to produce 18 million kWh of electricity annually, thus creating savings of 7,483.7 metric tons of coal or a 14,671-ton reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, according to local media reports.
Putuo district has in recent years been stepping up efforts to develop its clean energy capabilities which take the form of offshore wind power, offshore photovoltaic, liquid natural gas and hydrogen energy.
The district is currently home to 25 photovoltaic facilities with a total installed capacity of nearly 100,000 kW, and these facilities are expected to produce 100 million kWh of electricity annually.
Putuo is home to the first wind power plant in the province. The plant produces 700 million kWh of electricity annually.
The district is also aiming to build a complete industrial chain for hydrogen energy that covers production, storage, transportation and usage.
A hydrogen refueling station has also been established in the district's Liuheng town. The 13.52-million-yuan ($2 million) station has a daily refueling capacity of 500 kilograms, enough to refuel 100 vehicles.