Astronergy provides n-type TOPCo solar panels for innovative vehicle-to-system application

  • Astronergy, in collaboration with car manufacturer NIO, One Planet Foundation (OPF), and Qilian Mountain National Park, unveiled an innovative Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) photovoltaic self-consumption system.
  • Astronergy is a world leading and high quality solar panel manufacturer.

Vehicle-to-grid, or V2G for short, is a technology that enables energy to be pushed back to the power grid from the battery of an electric vehicle (EV). With V2G technology, an EV battery can be discharged based on different signals — such as energy production which in this case is supplied by Astronergy solar panels.

The system has 75 Astronergy n-type TOPCo solar panels, generating about 670,000 kWh annually. It covers all electric vehicle usage within Qilian Mountain National Park and the surplus electricity will be used to satisfy over 50% of other power needs in the park, reducing carbon emissions by 53 tons annually.

Clean Parks is an ecosystem co-construction initiative advocated by NIO to support more nature reserves across the world in adopting smart EVs. As for now, NIO has helped construct clean energy infrastructure and formulate clean and low-carbon energy circulation to protect the authenticity and integrity of ecosystems under the initiative.

The V2G self-consumption station provides continuous support for ecological patrols and clean, low-carbon energy utilization within the park. Image credit: Astronergy

“Astronergy is happy and strives to continuously promote PV technology innovation to better serve power stations, promote biological sustainability, promote the establishment of a pollution-free, zero-emission, and high-efficiency new energy development society, and support green and low-carbon transformation, provide strong support for the development of biodiversity conservation”, said Said Samuel Zhang, CMO at Astronergy.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

 

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