Hybrid Fishery-Solar Plant in Shandong: A Project that Benefits All Parties
The fishery-solar project in Zhanhua
The Zhanhua District of Binzhou City in northern Shandong used to be covered by salt fields, and the main industry there was traditional aquaculture, meaning the use of land and marine resources was inefficient. A solar power project has breathed new life into this land. The shiny blue PV panels pointing towards the sky are nourishing fish and shrimp in the ponds and providing round-the-clock green electricity to households as part of an integrated fishery-solar system.
This project uses Huawei's smart PV solution. With a total installed capacity of 300 MW, the project generates nearly 400 million kWh of on-grid electricity each year. It is by far the largest fishery-solar project in China, and it serves two purposes at once – generating electricity and supporting green aquaculture.
The project has been up and running since June 2020. It produces green seafood below the water's surface and generates green electricity above it. It represents a holistic model of development that uses the Internet and smart energy to modernize aquaculture. As a result, Zhanhua is developing into a showcase for modern eco-development, combining scientific research, public education, fishing, tourism, and restaurants. This model benefits everyone, and demonstrates how we can deliver ecological, economic, and social benefits at the same time. To date, the project has generated about 200 million kWh of electricity, which is equivalent to a reduction of 95,000 tons1 of CO2 emissions.
of CO2 emissions reduced at the fishery-solar plant in Zhanhua with the help of Huawei's smart PV solution, which generated about 200 million kWh of electricity
- By International Energy Agency emission factors