Many people are no strangers to photovoltaic power generation, but they may not be clear about “how much electricity a photovoltaic panel can generate” and “how much carbon can be reduced”. The reporter came to the world’s largest single agricultural-optical complementary power station located on the east bank of the Yellow River in Yinchuan, Ningxia to find out。
On the vast Gobi, the neatly arranged photovoltaic panels can’t see the head at a glance, like a “blue ocean”. Under the sunlight, the photovoltaic panels continuously convert the solar energy into electricity.
Different from the traditional photovoltaic power station, the photovoltaic panels of this power station can move “chasing light” like sunflowers to maximize the absorption of solar energy and greatly improve the power generation efficiency. According to the reporter’s understanding, each photovoltaic panel used in this power station has an area of nearly 2 square meters and a capacity of 330W. It generates 1.4 kWh of electricity every day and 510 kWh of electricity a year. In this way, the power station generates nearly 1.7 billion kWh of electricity every year. 556,700 tons of coal used!
At the same time, in order to comprehensively utilize land resources, wolfberry is also planted under the photovoltaic panels here to build a new photovoltaic industry development model of “multiple uses in one place and complementary agriculture and light”.
The photovoltaic industry is an important direction for my country’s green and low-carbon transformation. Over the years, my country’s photovoltaic industry has developed rapidly. By 2020, my country’s cumulative installed photovoltaic capacity has ranked first in the world for six consecutive years. During the “14th Five-Year Plan” period, new energy represented by photovoltaics is expected to become the main driving force for my country’s energy growth.