Saturday, January 9, 2010
Largest Solar Energy Building - Chinese "Sun
Dial" sets world record
DEZHOU, China -- Shaped like an enormous sundial,
Dial" building opened in Shandong Province in
north China has a total area of 807,000sq.ft (75,000 square
meters) , setting the world record for the Largest
Solar Energy Building.
Photo: The view of the world's largest
solar energy office building (enlarge
Solar Energy Building, which has a total area of 75,000
square meters, features exhibition centers, scientific research
facilities, meeting and training facilities, and a hotel.
Shaped in the likes of the sundial,
Solar Energy Building uses absolute solar energy for
powering its varied facilities it provides… like the hotel,
exhibition centers, scientific research areas, meeting rooms
Solar Energy Building also includes advanced roof
and wall insulation methods that makes more than 30% of energy
savings as compared to the national standards.
The design of the Largest
Solar Energy Building is based on the sun dial and
underlines the urgency of seeking renewable energy sources
to replace fossil fuels. The design also features the Chinese
characters for sun and moon , and the color white predominates,
symbolizing clean energy.
Photo: Its semi-circular, dial-shaped
roofs are covered with solar panels (enlarge
Green ideas have been applied throughout
the construction. The external structure of the building used
only one percent of the steel used to construct the Bird's
Nest. Advanced roof and wall insulation mean energy savings
30 percent higher than the national energy saving standard.
Solar Energy Building will be the main venue for the
World Solar City Congress to be held in Dezhou in
Solar Energy Building's ground-breaking solar energy
and power-saving technologies, some of which have already
been patented, include a number of technical advances that
will push forward the mass application of solar energy.
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January 9, 2010