The world’s largest standalone integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) project started transmitting power to the grid in Shanghai on Sunday. The 6.68-megawatt solar system can produce 6.3 million kilowatt-hours (kwh) of electricity per year to meet the needs of 12,000 Shanghai households. The project has been installed on the awnings on both sides of the newly completed Hongqiao Station of the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway. Its 20,000 solar panels cover a roof area of 61,000 sq. m and have produced 300,000 kWh power since the 160 million-Yuan project began operation two weeks ago.
A 2.2-MV BIPV system has also been installed at the Wuhan Station of the Wuhan-Guangzhou High-speed Railway. The system was connected to the national grid in May. The world’s largest standalone integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) project will cut coal consumption by 2,254 tons, while reducing carbon emissions by 6,600 tons.