May 20, 2015, Beijing – Hanergy’s Renewable Energy Exhibition Center, the world’s first professional exhibition hall dedicated to solar power and clean energy, was inaugurated today in Beijing. The exhibition center serves as an international platform for public education on clean energy, and as a base for global industry players to launch cooperation initiatives and conduct exchanges. It will call for increased use of alternative energy sources, inform the public about renewable energy resources, push for the development of mobile energy projects and make concerted efforts with all stakeholders to “change the world through clean power.”
The exhibition center took two years to build, with funding from Hanergy Holding Group, one of the world’s leading thin-film solar power companies. Guests attending the ceremony included Huang Rong, Executive Vice Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, Shu Wei, President of the China Science and Technology Museum and Party Member of the China Association for Science and Technology, Xia Qiang, Executive Vice Chairman and Party Secretary of the Beijing Association for Science and Technology, as well as Li Hejun, Chairman and Chief Executive of Hanergy Holding Group.
Li Hejun delivered a speech at the opening ceremony (8W)
In a speech at the opening ceremony, Li Hejun said, “The history of human society is the history of discovering and using new energy resources. As a platform for international exchange and cooperation and public education, the Renewable Energy Exhibition Center will display the latest clean energy technologies and make its contribution to push for the development and transformation of the clean energy industry.”
Hanergy Renewable Energy Exhibition Center opens
The Hanergy Renewable Energy Exhibition Center is located in the north end of the Beijing Olympic Forest Park, with a floor area of 7,119 square meters. Designed by TRIAD Berlin, an internationally renowned design team, the Exhibition Center houses eight exhibition halls and one cinema that, with the help of the state-of-the-art multimedia technology and mechanical automation models, display the history of energy use, present the energy challenges we currently face and demonstrate numerous possibilities for how future generations might use energy resources.
Exhibition halls have a comprehensive introduction about the progress human society has made in revolutionizing energy use
The first four exhibition halls look back upon the history of mankind’s energy use, featuring video, models, photo and text that present the origin of the earth’s energy resources, the energy revolutions that accompanied the first and second Industrial Revolution, as well as the energy and pollution crises faced by modern society.
These exhibition halls, separately focused on firewood, coal, petroleum and energy in the human context, present hard facts and vivid scenes to paint a comprehensive blueprint about the progress human society has made in revolutionizing energy use.
Thin-film solar power generation technology can be used for consumer purposes like wearable device
The remaining four exhibition halls demonstrate the history of clean energy resources and their important significance to the sustainable development of human society in the 21st century. Thin-film power generation technology, which could direct the future development of clean energy, has been applied in fields such as architecture, automobiles, electronics, wearable devices, commercial drones and specialty products, and is heralding in another revolution that will transform our perception about energy use.
Solar-powered car based on thin-film solar power generation technology
With the help of customized lights and special effects, the exhibition halls demonstrate a series of technologies like integrated thin-film power generation, sensor measurement and mobile energy Internet that integrates IT and computer technology with the physical power grid. The mobile energy Internet, based on thin-film power generation technology, can fully cater to users’ energy demands, and optimize resource allocation to ensure energy supply is secure, reliable and economical. By integrating clean energy and mobile Internet technologies, energy can be made portable and achieve 24-hour, uninterrupted and efficient energy supply. This signifies the onset of the mobile energy era.,
Hanergy Renewable Energy Exhibition Center integrates the latest BIPV technology
In addition, the exhibition center itself is a product of technological innovation and environmentally-friendly design. The facade and roof of the building are installed with power-generating thin-film solar cells that ensure a clean and steady energy supply while surplus power can be transmitted back to the power grid to be used by other energy consumers. The exhibition center is equipped with a smart power grid management system, independently developed by Hanergy, to manage the whole process from power generation and consumption, to power storage and sale. The system is also connected to Hanergy’s headquarters buildings nearby, enabling sharing and coordination of energy resources.
About Hanergy Thin Film
Hanergy Thin Film is the world’s leading thin-film solar technology enterprise. It is mainly engaged in the research and development and design of large-scale thin-film solar turnkey production lines, as well as the development and operation of downstream solar power projects and application products. On November 27, 2013, Hanergy Thin Film was included in Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) China Index. The Company is the No.1 solar thin film turnkey line provider in the world by scale and by profitability, having delivered about 2,000MW production lines. In 2013, the Company recorded a net profit of HKD2.06 billion, enjoying a remarkable growth of 57.2% year-on-year. Hanergy Solar places technology advancement as its top priority and is equipped with strong R&D capabilities, with a focus in advanced thin-film technology applied in flexible substrates. Hanergy Thin Film’s CIGS solar cells have reached a conversion efficiency of 20.5% under the guidance of a world-class thin-film solar energy expert team. In February 2014, Hanergy Thin Film acquired 100% interest of Hanergy UK and currently sells “Hanergy” branded thin-film solar photovoltaic equipment through IKEA UK directly. In May 2014, Hanergy Thin Film formed a strategic partnership with Tesla, a US electric vehicle maker, for the construction of PV Supercharger stations in China.