SOLAR PROJECT ON THE TIBETAN PLATEAU
is on a plateau 14,000 feet above sea level and so is closer to the
sun than anywhere in the world. It has 3,000 hours of sunshine annually,
with 185 kilocalorie per square centimeter of solar irradiation, the
highest level in China.
the 1980s, Tibet has launched a series of projects for wider use of
solar energy in its sparsely-populated region. It now owns China's
largest solar power station with a capacity of 100 kilowatt, said
Ou Xiaohua, deputy director of the regional Solar Energy Research
development of solar energy has changed the life of local Tibetan
herdsmen, who are now able to use electric light, receive radio and
television in some regions and pump drinking water for both people
and animals. The use of solar energy reduces consumption of wood which
helps protect the fragile ecological system in the region.
SOLAR ENERGY Project. The use of clean energy resources, such
as solar energy, will make a positive impact on traditional Tibetan
life and protect the local environment.
Solar panels installed in the ChaZhu Valley clinic will
be sufficient to provide electricity for all the appliances
and equipment in the clinic, including refrigeration for medicines
and sterilization of medical utensils.
Water Heat System will provide sufficient warm/hot water
for use at the clinic and for a bathing and a laundry facility
for the community.
Cookers can replace the traditional burning of yak dung,
hay and firewood to cook food and boil water.
Greenhouse. can utilize solar energy to grow medicinal herbs
and nutritious vegetables in the clinic's demonstration garden/greenhouse.