Edifier Installs $1.94M Distributed PV Power Generation Project at Factory to Alleviate Electricity Shortages During Peak Demand

Dec. 12, 2023
The project is expected to generate an average annual output of 3.09 million kWh and reduce the factory’s internal temperatures by 3°C during the summer months

Edifier, an audio brand, is acting on its commitment to reduce its carbon footprint and promote sustainable practices throughout its operations through the initiation and implementation of a Distributed Photovoltaic Power Generation Project. 

The $1.94 million project is a three-phase initiative utilizing high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon photovoltaic modules installed on approximately 36,000 square meters of rooftop space at Edifier’s factory in Dongguan, China. 

The project also adopts a self-consumption mode, which allows excess electricity to be fed back directly into the grid. 

The project commenced in 2018 and was completed in late July 2023. During its 25-year operational lifespan, the project is expected to generate an average annual output of 3.09 million kWh – equivalent to saving 935 tons of coal annually. In total, the project will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2,571 tons, SO2 emissions by 0.49 tons, and NOx emissions by 0.55 tons. 

The Photovoltaic Project also plays a crucial role in reducing the company’s energy consumption and alleviating electricity shortages during peak demand periods. The generation of electricity is timed to align with the company’s peak electricity usage, allowing the project to serve as a peak-shaving mechanism, mitigating local power grid pressures. 

Additionally, the photovoltaic installation provides essential insulation and cooling effects for the factory – reducing internal temperatures by 3°C – which is especially noticeable during the summer months and enhances the working environment for Edifier’s employees. 

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