ISRAEL-CHINA ADVANCED SOLAR POWER PLANT DEAL
Israeli Solar Combined Heat and Power Provider Signs Landmark Agreement with Chinese Government; ZenithSolar to Build Two 10 MW CHP solar stations in Gansu, China
February 22, 2011 (Zenith Solar)
"ZenithSolar Ltd., provider of the world’s most efficient combined heat and power solar system…has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Energy Bureau of Gansu Provincial Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China for cooperation in the development of combined heat and power (CHP) solar stations in the Gansu province…
"Under the agreement, ZenithSolar will provide the technology for the installation of two 10 megawatt (MW) cogeneration plants based on ZenithSolar's Z20 CHP system. The Gansu province of China has a population of near 30 million and is located in northwestern China approximately 1,200 kilometers from Beijing. The Gansu Province lies at the edge of the Gobi desert and has the best solar energy conditions in China and among the best anywhere in the world."
The Zenith modular device (click to enlarge)
"The agreement is focused on two planned facilities…to be located in the cities of Jiayuguan and Jinchang and to commence their installation during 2011. One of the installations will be used to provide electricity and process heat for an industrial plant and the other for a large neighborhood…[T]he Energy Bureau of Gansu will recommend the use of ZenithSolar's CHP system for other locations in the Gansu Province after the successful operation of the two pilot plants…[and] a scientific research center will be established to provide training for government institutions, enterprises and individuals to focus on the development of new solar energy technology…
"The Gansu project represents the first large-scale solar collaboration between China and the Israeli company ZenithSolar in the field of CHP solar energy…ZenithSolar Fast Facts… Combined heat and power generation with 72% efficiency… zero emissions environment…"
Capturing both heat and electricity (click to enlarge)
"… one field (of 220 Z20s) at sunny climates can…[a] generate 2,000MWh of electricity and 4,000MWh of thermal energy per year…[b] replace 1,900 tons of fossil fuel per year…[c] prevent pollution of 3,200 tons of C02 pollution per year…[d] offset the pollution of 1,200 vehicles per year…
"ZenithSolar has developed a modular and easily scalable combined heat and power (CHP) high concentration photovoltaic system (HCPV)…based on a unique, proprietary optical design to extract maximum energy with minimal land usage…[It] provides high electricity output combined with heat at temperatures well suited for domestic hot water…[T]he heat can [also] be used for industrial process applications as well as other cogeneration applications. Zenith Solar has a unique, cost effective mass production capability..."