Sep 29, 2020

Sungrow connects China's largest solar-plus-storage project

Sungrow
Huanghe Hydropower Development
solar-plus-storage
Renewable Energy
Georgia Wilson
2 min
Sungrow's solar-plus-storage project in China
Global inverter solution supplier for renewables - Sungrow - celebrates the successful connection of China's largest solar-plus-storage project...

In an announcement made by Sungrow, the company reports that alongside Huanghe Hydropower Development, the two companies have successfully connected China’s largest solar-plus-storage project.

The project includes a 2.2 GW PV park and a 202.86MW/202.86MWh energy storage plant, which is now connected to a 800kV ultra-high voltage power line, in order to transfer the power from west to east China.

Sungrow reports that the ultra-high voltage power line will maximise the consumption of renewable energy and fuel the transition to a low carbon economy for eastern China, as well as facilitating western economic growth.

Sungrow’s capabilities

Sungrow’s PV and energy storage portfolio comes with an embedded subarray energy management function, allowing the plant to control the output of solar and storage, as well as increasing accuracy of generation forecasts.

Sungrow states that its “flexibly-built microgrid system with Sungrow PV and energy storage system can supply electricity in the early construction period, making it one of the fastest completed renewable energy projects with a construction duration of over 4 months. The combination of PV and energy storage can also bring additional benefits, like ensuring grid stability.”

With its expertise in both PV and energy storage, the company can provide responsive and expert services to optimise cost.

The company adds that “the rising demand for energy and the push towards low-carbon energy sources leads to the rapid growth of PV parks across the globe,” with expectations that the marketplace will be prosperous in the future, due to its capacity to cope with the ‘randomness’ and ‘intermittence’ of renewable energy.

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Jul 19, 2021

Beijing Olympic Stadium Renovation to be complete by October

Olympics
Beijing
Sustainability
covid-19
2 min
With the Olympics starting this week, it has been announced that the renovation of the venues for the 2022 Winter Games will be completed by October

After a one-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Olympic Games are set to take place in Tokyo later this week. The event will be held from Friday 23 July until Sunday 8 August, but due to the virus, no fans will be allowed into the stadiums. 

The venues of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games

With this in mind, it has been announced that the construction of the facilities for the Winter Olympic Games will be complete by October. Located in Beijing, the structures include for the games include the Beijing National Stadium, where the opening and closing ceremonies will take place, the Beijing National Indoor Stadium, which will house ice hockey games, and the National Speed Skating Oval. Other venues are organised into “clusters” for events such as skiing and biathlon.

Construction progress so far

Currently, 53 of the 57 Winter Olympic projects in Beijing and nearby Yanqing have been finished, while the remaining four, including renovation of the National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest and are due for completion in coming months.

The Beijing sites will host snow events, while Yanqing, a mountainous subdivision of the Beijing municipality, and Zhangjiakou in neighbouring Hebei province, will host ice events such as Alpine skiing and snowboarding. China announced in June that all 76 Winter Olympics projects in Zhangjiakou had been completed.

The Tokyo Olympic Games 2021

Due to COVID-19, for the Tokyo summer Olympics, which was originally due to take place last year, the venues were completed in 2020 with the aquatics centre, known officially as the Ariake Arena, being the last venue to be built in February. 

The main stadium, which holds 68,000 people, was constructed from wood and steel and was the first of the venues to be built in November 2019. Thanks to a unique cooling system, the stadium was designed to keep its occupants cool in the heat of a Tokyo summer.

 

Image: The ski slope for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Credit: Reuters.

 

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