Boosting China's energy transition through solar energy

Many hours of sunshine make the area around Lingwu in China's Ningxia region an ideal location for generating electricity from solar energy. Here, our carbon offset project generates around 54,000 MWh of electricity annually, which is fed into the local power grid. As China's electricity mix is still heavily dominated by fossil fuel generation despite the expansion of the renewable energy sector, our project makes a valuable contribution to climate action. Approximately 48,400 tonnes of CO2 are saved annually, as the electricity produced would otherwise have been generated with the help of fossil power plants. Thus, the solar project contributes to increasing the share of renewable energies in China's electricity mix, it improves the national energy supply and also creates local employment opportunities.

How does solar energy contribute to climate action?Since energy from solar panels is created without burning fossil fuels, it is considered emission-free. The growth of renewable energy production is essential to prevent global warming and secure energy supplies for the future. The amount of emissions saved by a solar energy project is calculated using the baseline method: how much CO2 would be released by generating the same amount of energy using standard energy production methods for the region?
Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Affordable and Clean EnergyThe project contributes to the energy transition and helps to increase the energy supply from renewable sources in China.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthThe project creates local employment opportunities during implementation and operation.
Climate ActionThe project saves about 48,400 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
Project standardVerified Carbon Standard (VCS)TechnologySolar energyRegionLingwu , ChinaEstimated annual emission reductions48,402 t CO2Verified byShenzhen CTI International Certification Co., Ltd (CTI)