New energy industry
An aerial photo taken by a drone shows the 20MW photovoltaic power plant demonstration project located in Saihan district, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia. [Photo/Xinhua]
Hohhot -- capital city of North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region -- has a great many advantages for developing its new energy industry, with abundant silicon ore, water, wind and land resources that are suitable for photovoltaic and wind power.
In addition, it has large deserts near the main power grids, which are excellent for solar power plants. Hohhot also has a more stable supply of electricity and relatively low costs compared with other provincial capitals, giving it an advantage in developing raw materials such as polycrystalline silicon.
In recent years, Hohhot has been promoting its solar power industry. At present, solar parks rank first in clean energy generation in Hohhot and play an important role in energy conservation and emissions reduction.
In order to further expand the scale of the industry and accelerate solar power park hubs, Hohhot is committed to promoting the construction of photovoltaic industrial parks as well as boosting the development of the photovoltaic industry chain.
Last year, the city signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with Inner Mongolia Power Group Co on new energy industry development.
Under the agreement, the two parties will carry out in-depth cooperation in areas including electric vehicle charging infrastructure construction and operation, intelligent digital parking lot construction and operation, urban clean heating and cooling, new energy vehicle operation and charging piles -- and the electricity heating related distribution and sales business.