Solar, wind energies in Yunnan contribute to carbon goals

By Gateway   |    2024-07-03 17:28:41

The 50 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic project in Jinggu

The 50 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic power project in Minle Town, southwest Yunnan’s Jinggu county, was put into operation at full capacity on June 29.

Located in a tea garden, the project combines photovoltaic power generation with tea plantation, maximizing land utilization and economic benefits.

 

The 50 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic project in Jinggu

 

The 100 MW photovoltaic project in northeast Yunnan’s Qiaojia

One day earlier, a 100 MW photovoltaic project began power generation in northeast Yunnan’s Qiaojia county, and it was connected to the power grid.

Built in a pasture, the photovoltaic project is expected to generate some 160 million kWh of electricity yearly, saving 48,000 tons of standard coal and cutting CO2 emissions by 126,000 tons.

China has set forth the carbon goals of peaking carbon emissions before 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality before 2060.

 

The wind-energy field in Lijiang

The wind-energy field in Lijiang 

For generations, the ever-windy weather of Houshan village in northwest Yunnan’s Lijiang city used to be a freshest memory on minds, but now the windy area has become an inexhaustible source of wind energy, bringing locals extra income.

"We can produce 987,000 kWh of electricity every day, and the wind field is capable of meeting the electricity needs of the Gucheng district in Lijiang," said a staff at the Longyuan Gaomei Wind Field.

Source: Yunnan Daily; Trans-editing by Wang Shixue

Solar, wind energies in Yunnan contribute to carbon goals