08 Jun '11, 11pm

China looks to use solar energy by 2015

China looks to use solar energy by 2015

SHANGHAI: At a solar energy research center in Shanghai, nearly 6,000 solar panels line the walls and rooftop. They generate 1 million kilowatt-hours of electricity each year, just enough to supply to over 300 families. As wind and hydro-electricity are more widely used now, turning to renewable energy may be the demand to the inconsistent supply. Professor Cai Xu, vice director of the State Energy Smart Grid R&D Center of China (Shanghai) Administrative said: "China has a huge land area. Hydro-electricity resources are concentrated in the West where a lot of wind energy resources are in the North. But the Central and Southern areas are where the most demand for electricity is." And researchers said as the cost of solar power is falling, they are optimistic that this clean energy can be used more widely to ease China's power shortage by 2015. Dr. Hao Guoqiang, vice preside...

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