DuPont Apollo Enables First Thin Film Solar Powered Public Bus Stop in Shenzhen
|Trin Au - DuPont Apollo|
SHENZHEN, 18 April 2011 - Du Pont Apollo Limited (“DuPont Apollo”), a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPont, has enabled the first public bus stop powered by thin film solar photovoltaic (PV) technology in Guangming New District, Shenzhen. The standalone PV system has an installation capacity of 1.7KWp and a production capacity of 1992 kWh/year, which can power the bus stop system including LED advertising light box and the bus stop panel.
Designed with the environment in mind, the solar powered bus stop features DuPont Apollo amorphous thin film PV modules that can offset carbon emission of 1.99 tones per year, and an advertising light box that uses mercury-free LED lighting. Power is stored in a hidden battery at the top of the bus stop as an anti-theft measure, and the windshield has ventilation holes to help cooling. Amorphous thin film modules have an exceptional performance under high temperature and low light conditions which help generate more wattage output, allowing a better cost/performance ratio than those of traditional crystalline silicon PV modules.
“DuPont Apollo was pleased to provide amorphous thin film modules and system design to enable this standalone bus stop PV system in Shenzhen and to enhance its low carbon transport facility in Shenzhen,” said Austin Jwo, Sales & Marketing Director of Du Pont Apollo Limited. “Although this is a relatively small scale project, it demonstrates the vast ability for solar energy to help reduce the world’s dependence on fossil fuels.”
Currently, there have been two thin film PV powered bus stops installed along the Guangming Main Road. In view of positive feedback, Guangming New District plans to introduce more public bus stops using DuPont Apollo thin film PV modules and PV systems.
DuPont Apollo (www.apollo.dupont.com)
Incorporated in early 2008 in both Hong Kong and Shenzhen, Du Pont Apollo Limited (DuPont Apollo) is a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPont specializing in silicon-based thin film photovoltaic modules. For more information, please visit http://www.apollo.dupont.com.
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