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Rooftop Solar System at DuPont R&D Center in China

Rooftop Solar System at DuPont R&D Center Serves as Model for Distributed Solar Power Systems in China

Background

As the world’s largest manufacturing region for solar panels, China has emerged as a powerhouse in the field of solar energy. In 2013 alone, the country installed nearly 13 gigawatts (GW) of solar power. In 2014, China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) added incentives for distributed solar power projects, which are installed at or near where the electricity is used – often on rooftops.

One of the first distributed solar energy systems under this new initiative was installed on the rooftop of the DuPont China Research & Development (R&D) Center in Shanghai. It is the company’s main center for research, product development, customer support and materials testing in this important, growing region.

Read this case study to learn how several unique challenges were overcome.