CNOOC Connects Grazing Animals to 40MW Solar Grid
- CNOOC has connected to the grid its 40-MW onshore PV project located in the city of Hezuo, China. This unique project follows an "Animal Husbandry-solar Complementary Project" model, with a 6-MW/12-MWh energy storage system and racks to allow animal grazing. It is helping CNOOC achieve its green and low-carbon transition goals and supporting local development.
CNOOC has connected to the grid its 40-MW onshore PV project located in the city of Hezuo, Gannan Autonomous Prefecture, China. The project has a total installed capacity of 40 MW and is supported by a 6-MW/12-MWh energy storage system. It is built with racks to allow animal grazing. CNOOC CEO Zhou Xinhuai described the project as an “Animal Husbandry-solar Complementary Project” and noted that it facilitates the company's pursuit of green and low-carbon transition and drives high-quality local development.
How Does CNOOC's Solar-Animal Husbandry Project Drive Local Development?
- The project creates opportunities for local animal husbandry, such as providing grazing and other services, which can help to increase incomes of local farmers.
- The project also helps reduce the environmental impact of animal husbandry, as it is built with racks to prevent grazing animals from damaging the solar panels.
- The project improves energy efficiency and grid stability in the region, as it is integrated with a 6-MW/12-MWh energy storage system that allows for better management of energy supply and demand.
- The project helps to increase the local economic development, as the construction of the project created jobs and provided economic opportunities for local businesses.
- The project creates more efficient energy use, as the solar energy produced can be used to power the local grid, reducing the need for fossil fuels.
- The project increases the resilience of the local power grid, as it can provide electricity during peak times and provide backup power in case of outages.