Solar power, a rising energy in China
Total is actively involved in photovoltaic solar energy, through its 66% interest in SunPower, the world’s second largest solar energy company. With the shared goal of improving air quality in China, in December of 2012, SunPower signed an agreement with three Chinese enterprises (incl. Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor Co., Ltd.). This to-be-established joint-venture in Inner Mongolia is to manufacture and deploy the solar photovoltaic (PV) system within the country, which is SunPower’s latest product with high efficiency, high reliability and low concentration
Track equipment is used for static piling, without damaging the surface environment.
The support of the system is high above the ground with an available space of 1-2 m, enabling effective combination of animal husbandry, planting, and farming.
The C7 Tracker combines a single-axis tracker with mirrors, providing non-permanent shading, reducing evaporation and facilitating pasture growth.
Exceptional efficiency and performance for local economic development
The value chain of this solar plant is localized, so that the manufacturing cost can be cut down, and some unnecessary logistics and the overall environmental footprint can be reduced. This differentiates SunPower from other foreign market players. The patented C7 Tracker solar concentrator technology is currently manufactured and deployed in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, and is expected to realize a gigawatt capacity by 2020.
C7 makes SunPower different
SunPower’s photovoltaic modules offer 22.4% energy efficiency, outperforming the equivalents of our competitors. The C7 Tracker that it will be implemented combines a single-axis tracker with mirrors, providing non-permanent shading, reducing evaporation and facilitating pasture growth. The support of the system is high above the ground, with an available space of 1-2 m, enabling effective combination of animal husbandry, planting, and farming. And track equipment is used for static piling, without damaging the surface environment.
A leading technology meets China’s growing energy demand
Nowadays, China is no longer a mere “world factory” that produces solar cells. Instead, it has gradually become a major growth market for the solar industry. In 2015, China has installed 15,130 megawatts of solar power generation capacity, adding the total capacity to 43,180 megawatts, which marks an unprecedented prosperity for solar industry. With the leading technology and project know-how, SunPower springs up in the industry with its excellent performance. It not only drives the development of the industry, but also contributes to China’s energy transition.