Shanghai’s newly reconstructed Fengbang, Jiuting, Chuansha metro station has become the city’s first BIPV solar-powered train terminal, and one of the most environmentally friendly mass transportation sites ever built in China. It’s also among the more prominent examples of how building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) power can be architecturally integrated into a large structure.
The new 152,000 square meter arched solar roof, consisting of a 12MW combination of JinkoSolar’s conventional and BIPV panels, covers the full width of the station and offers effective weather protection for travellers as well as for station facilities. The seamless integration of technology gives it a distinctly aesthetic quality and the unique features of the high efficiency, lightweight panels make the company’s offering a perfect solution for the metro station application scenario. With efficiency of up to 20% and 21.3% for BIPV and conventional panels respectively and strengthened mechanical load capability (particularly dynamic load), the system is expected to contribute an annual 12,300,000 kWh towards the station’s power needs.
“For the first time, the city’s metro system will have a clean and efficient source of energy and an environmentally sound way to keep this terminal up and running all year round,” commented Dany Qian, VP at JinkoSolar. “This station is destined to serve as a model for other projects throughout the country,” she concluded.