China's major industrial province Shandong is taking big steps to construct wind farms and photovoltaic power stations.
Compared with equivalent thermal-electricity projects, the wind farm in the city of Laixi could help annually save 256,200 tonnes of standard coal consumption while reducing harmful emissions, said Zhang Renqiang, technical director with the State Grid's subsidiary in Laixi.
According to the provincial government report in 2019, Shandong is facing a key turning point to develop clean energy and accelerate reduction in coal consumption.
Shandong aims to focus on the development of renewable resources, nuclear power and natural gas this year in a bid to boost the use of green power, according to the Energy Administration of Shandong Province.
The province will strengthen cooperation with large enterprises on the integration of offshore wind power and marine farm, wave energy, and tidal energy. The province is also going to promote the planning and construction of photovoltaic bases in the saline-alkali shoal of the Yellow River Delta, according to the administration.
Xujiasi Village of Shanghe County is taking the lead in using clean energy to warm houses in winter. The air source water heater can work to warm houses, and the whole village can reduce standard coal consumption by about 69 tonnes annually.
(Writing by Emma Yang Editing by Harry Huo)
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