The Gyeonggi-do provincial government is installing solar photovoltaic power facilities at social welfare organizations, investing 2 billion won.
The Gyeonggi-do provincial government’s (Governor: Kim Moon-soo) program of installing solar photovoltaic power facilities at social welfare organizations helps them get over sweltering heat in summer.
The Gyeonggi-do government is installing solar photovoltaic power systems at 131 social welfare organizations in the Province since early days of this year, investing 2 billion won. As of the end of July, it built solar photovoltaic power facilities at 29 welfare organizations in Suwon, Ansan and Yangpyeong, and it plans to install such facilities at 102 welfare organizations by the end of September.
The provincial government said welfare facilities, such as senior citizen centers, where solar photovoltaic power systems are installed are spending cool summer by operating air conditioners, while many other social welfare facilities can hardly operate cooling systems due to financial burden of electric charges despite continued scorching heat.
As solar photovoltaic power facilities are initially installed at senior citizen centers on islands in Ansan City, including Pung-do and Yuk-do, where electric power is not available, these centers serve as cool shelters for residents on these islands.
The provincial government is installing solar photovoltaic power systems at social welfare facilities, such as senior citizen centers, nurseries and nursing homes, as part of its energy welfare policy to reduce their burden of electric rates.
Director Han Seong-gi of Industry Support-2 Division at Gyeonggi-do government said, “Solar photovoltaic power systems installed at social welfare facilities can stably supply energy by generating power continuously for over 15 years. The provincial government will make effort to enhance energy welfare by expanding solar photovoltaic power systems to other social welfare organizations.”
Believing that renewable energies are essential for getting over shortage in power supply, the provincial government plans to steadily expand renewable energy projects.
Source : todayenergy