It is a well-known fact that China has built and led the global solar push in the past decade. “China has more solar energy capacity than any other country in the world, at a gargantuan 130 gigawatts. It is no wonder that the vast, sun-drenched plains of north and north-western China have become home to huge solar farms,” quoted from BBC.
All this comes even as China is actively pushing its decarbonisation agenda to become a carbon-neutral economy by 2060. According to Wood Mackenzie, the energy consultancy, the global solar powerhouse is set to add another 619 GW of solar energy by 2030. Reaching that goal will require innovation in the application of green technologies and the business models. Keeping up with this vision, new & innovative solar projects are being adopted for a reliable & clean source of energy. GoodWe, the world-leading PV inverter supplier, has greatly empowered the recent 80MW PV project in northwest China’s Gansu province.
Once as an important hub along the original Silk Road, Gansu province has seen commercial and cultural exchanges between the East and West since ancient times. Because of China’s new Belt and Road initiative, the past “pearl” of the trade route has once again caught the world’s attention and is glowing again. Against such backdrop, the recent PV project in Gansu’s Dunhuang and Zhangye cities undoubtedly gives additional force to the rebirth of this area. The project has not only ensured the effective use of the local solar energy, but also optimized the local economic and industrial structure, significantly contributing to its environmental protection and economic development.
Desert in Dunhuang city, Gansu province, China
Danxia Landform in Zhangye City, Gansu Province, China
Situated at the edge of the vast Gobi Desert, Dunhuang city boasts long hours of strong sunshine throughout the year, but it is thus characterised by dry air, high temperatures and widespread dust. Harsh environmental conditions like these make for high demands of advanced & powerful solar technologies. Inverters installed outside are required to be subjected to high temperature fluctuations and sandstorms.
Because of the proven cutting-edge technology and trustworthy performance in projects across the world, 356 sets of GoodWe GW225K-HT inverters are used in this project, ensuring an annual average power generation of 186.84 million kWh. There is also a significant reduction on carbon dioxide emission by 142,800 tons. This is a huge driving factor for us to partner with more innovators and continue #ReshapingSmartEnergy.
GoodWe’s 225kW string inverter features an IP66 water and dust protection with IP68 external cooling fans while providing excellent corrosion resistance. It can be operated under a wide temperature range of -40 ℃ to 60 ℃ and is adapted to various complicated cases. Meanwhile, in such arid and outskirt areas, the inverters offer Remote Monitoring System which not only saves time & cost, but also makes O&M much simpler and hassle-free.
As a world-leading PV inverter and energy storage systems manufacturer, GoodWe has never stopped seeking technological innovation. With its continuous investment in ground-mounted power plants and large-scale energy bases, GoodWe has been recognized by more and more customers and can definitely play a key role in developing global solar markets and helping more cities and areas take advantage of renewable clean energy.