Himin Solar Valley
Himin Solar Valley is located in Dezhou – approximately 1 hour from Beijing. Total area for Himin Solar Valley encompasses over 3,000,000 square meters. It has become China’s largest geographic zone for the solar industry. A specific strategic promotion committee with the Mayor as its leader has been established in Dezhou to speed construction of the Solar City and Solar Valley.
In 2013 the value of Himin Solar Valley was considered to be 50 billion RMB (8 billion 48 million U.S. dollars) When all proposed projects are completed, the projected annual worth of Himin Solar Valley will be 100 billion RMB (16 billion 97 million U.S. dollars.) At that time, Himin Solar Valley will become the word’s largest solar industrial area.
Himin provides far-ranging support for solar manufacturing, solar technology R&D and personnel training. As a result, the Solar Valley has increasingly become as prestigious and famous as the Silicon Valley of America.
The Himin Solar Valley has 9 major centers, each of which themselves are already the largest in the world. Himin Solar Valley encompasses: a renewable energy manufacturing and logistic center, R & D and test center, conference and exchange center, education and training center, solar popular science exhibition center, tourism center with the world’s first all-solar hotel, exhibition center for low-carbon science and technology, low-carbon human habitat demonstration center and low-carbon international business center.
Introduction of Sun-Moon Mansion
Micro-E Sun-Moon Mansion (abbreviated to Sun-Moon Mansion) is the landmark building of the Solar Valley and in the solar field. It is the world’s largest solar building – its total area is 75,000 square meters. On September 1st, 2008, the headquarters of Himin Solar Co., Ltd was established there.
Sun-Moon mansion can be used for exhibitions, scientific research, office, conferences, trainings and hotel. It realized the architecture integration with solar hot water providing, heating, cooling, and PV technology. The energy-saving rate is over 70%, and with the addition of solar heating and cooling, the energy-saving rate is up to 88%. Himin not only improves the solar technology application standards but also develops an abundance of solar series products which intellectual property is owned by Himin.
In September 2010, the 4th ISCC was held in the headquarters of the Himin Solar Valley. Himin bested larger competitors like the USA, Japan, Italy and other countries, to host the 4th ISCC.
Huang Ming recently proposed using solar thermal energy to satisfy thermal needs in industry, agriculture and daily life in a large scale. He has worked wholeheartedly to promote the substitution of thermal energy with conventional energy, and this strategy had been listed in the development of China’s state renewable energy resources plan. He has also created the first timetable for energy substitution on behalf of all people. As he envisions it, there will be several phases, the first one is the “Recent Substitution Timetable”: by 2020, renewable energy will substitute 25% of conventional energy, including 12% solar energy. Then the “Metaphase Substitution”: by 2040, renewable energy will substitute 55% of conventional energy, including 25% solar energy. Finally, “Future Substitution”: by 2060, renewable energy will substitute 90% of conventional energy, including 50% solar energy.