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June 29, 2017,the world’s first Panda Solar Station connected to the grid in Shanxi, Datong, China 



Panda Solar Station is inspired by China’s national treasure -- giant panda, and the image its solar panel array was originally designed by a 15-year-old Chinese student studying in an American high school. Looking upon the full view, the entire power plant presents a lively giant panda in which the black part is composed of monocrystalline silicon solar cells while the gray part is thin film solar cells correspondingly. The strong contrast between the two colored solar cell panels created a visual effect of black and white.


According to estimates, one Panda Solar Station (Capacity: 100 MW) can generate 3.2 billion KW of green electric power in 25 years, which equals to saving 1.056 million tons of coal, or reducing 2.74 million tons of carbon dioxide, 26,000 tons of sulfur dioxide, 24,000 tons of nitrogen oxides and 1,600 tons of dust emission amount. It is noticeable that the economic and social benefit produced by Panda Solar Station played a significant role in the global low-carbon emissions reduction.


Upholding ‘Technology, Efficiency, Ecology, and Humanity’ as four basic principles, PGO is committed to build first-class solar power stations depending on technological innovation, making Panda Solar Station the technological and modal leader in the new energy field and mobilizing the green movement all over the world.




▲ September 1, 2016, the former president of PGO, board chairman and CEO of China Merchants New Energy, Li Yuan and Agi Veres, director of China Representative Office of UNDP, signed a strategic cooperation agreement and jointly launched the “Youth Engagement and Innovation Plan to Promote Sustainable Development Plan”. The opening ceremony of the events was held in Beijing UN building with attendees including Sarah Kemp (5th in 2nd row from right), the Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs at the American Embassy in China, and Li Junfeng (5th in 2nd row from left), director of National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, and other enterprise representatives from new energy, IT and Internet industry. 



▲ November 20, 2016, at the China sub conference, affiliated to the 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) of UN Climate Change Conference, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Photovoltaic Green-Ecosystem Organization (PGO) officially performed “the World’s First UNDP Panda Solar Project and the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Teenagers Panda Summer Camp” in Datong, Shanxi. Over 100 people including Patrick Haverman, the deputy director of UNDP, together with local officers from relevant sectors, leading members of PGO and new energy industry leaders attended this event.



▲ May 14, 2017, on the duration of "the Belt and Road" International Cooperation Summit held in Beijing, the Panda Solar Station Project was formally incorporated into the Action Plan on “Jointly Promoting the Construction of the Belt and Road” signed by Chinese government and UN and became one of the key projects completed with "the Belt and Road" initiative. 



▲ May 14, 2017, during the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, the President of Philippines, Mr. Duterte met with Li Yuan, former PGO president. Then the representatives of Panda Green and Philippines government signed the strategic cooperation agreement. Both parties were willing to foster deep and all-rounded cooperation in energy and infrastructure field and facilitate the Panda Solar Station Project being built in Philippines soon.



▲ June 29, 2017, on the completion of the initial installing stage, the world’s first Panda Solar Station (Capacity: 50MW) consisting of 170,000 solar photovoltaic panels was put into trial operation in Shanxi, Datong, China, and its total installed capacity is projected to reach 100 MW upon the second-stage construction. Meanwhile, the Teenagers Panda Summer Camp Base was also located in the same area. 



▲ August 10, 2017, the inauguration ceremony of Panda Solar Station along with the “Youth Leadership Summer Camp on Climate Change” was held in Beijing United Nations building. In the day, the director of New Energy Department of National Energy Administration, Zhu Ming (4th in 2nd row from left) delivered a speech and Agi Veres (5th in 2nd row from left), director of China Representative Office of UNDP, hosted the ceremony. Fifty teenagers across mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao would arrive at the summer camp base in Panda Solar Station to experience their nine-day summer camp life. In the future, the Datong Summer Camp will become a training base for young climate leaders over the world. It will give the youth a better understanding of the innovation process from climate change to green energy, and promote young people's knowledge about green energy so as to mobilize more people to join the cause of new energy and environmental protection.



▲ October 9, 2017, the world’s second Panda Solar Station (Capacity: 60 MW) connected to the grid in Gui Gang, Guang Xi, China. 



▲ March 26, 2018, the world’s third Panda Solar Station (Capacity: 20 MW) was completed with connection to the grid in Chang Du, Tibet, China.


▲ November 16, 2018, the world’s fourth Panda Solar Station, which is the first floating project, connected to the grid successfully in Huai Nan, An Hui, China. Its total capacity is up to 102 MW, marking another project milestone after the achievement of ground-mounted Panda Solar Station.



Panda Solar Station has drawn attention from many overseas governments. Alongside Philippines who has signed the strategic cooperation agreement, Thailand, Middle East, Spain, Italy, Denmark and Canada are all in the planning process of construction. In years to come, PGO will join hands with UNDP to build Panda Solar Station along the countries and regions of “the Belt and Road” and bring integrated and multi-complementary green ecological solutions to local people. The positive effects of Panda Solar Station will motivate more international institutions and take more programs of combating climate change into implementation in order to shift Paris Agreement from initiative into practice.


The promotion of Panda Solar Station will push forward "Everybody Combat Climate Change Action" as well as "Sustainable Energy for All". In the long term, by means of construction and application of Panda Solar Station, we expect to integrate the power of government, enterprises, financial institutions and social resources (that is, everyone involved), so the developmental concept of green energy can spread to every corner of the world and the social recognition of green energy will be enhanced to corporately promote the new development of environmental protection, and let green and clean energy enter into millions of households to achieve the goal of "Sustainable Energy for All" (that is, everyone shared). It is the central meaning of Panda Solar Station to bring about the harmonious and sustainable development between people and people, human and society, and human and nature.