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  Saturday, January 9, 2010

  Largest Solar Energy Building - Chinese "Sun Dial" sets world record

 DEZHOU, China -- Shaped like an enormous sundial, the"Sun 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 photo)

 The Largest 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, the Largest Solar Energy Building uses absolute solar energy for powering its varied facilities it provides… like the hotel, exhibition centers, scientific research areas, meeting rooms etc.

   The Largest 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 photo)

   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.

   The Largest Solar Energy Building will be the main venue for the 4th World Solar City Congress to be held in Dezhou in 2010.

   The Largest 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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Saturday, January 9, 2010

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