Yuncheng October 18 (Gao Ruifeng shangguan yun) around the mountain layout of the huge photovoltaic array, the former barren mountain into the “sun mountain”. The photovoltaic panels have become a powerful tool to enrich the people and increase the income of Ruicheng, Shanxi Province, and also leverage the transformation and upgrading of the local county economy.
Ruicheng is located in the southernmost part of Shanxi Province, at the junction of Jin, Qin and Henan provinces, nestled in the last bend of the Yellow River. It has a long history and is an important source of The Yellow River civilization. Recently, the reporters from the network theme activity of “Mother Riverside China” visited Ruicheng and visited the leading photovoltaic technology demonstration base of the county.
“The base has a total installed capacity of 970,000 kilowatts and covers an area of 36,000 mu, involving 7 towns and townships in the county.” Zhang Min, staff member of ruicheng Photovoltaic Office, introduced that the project was approved in 2016 and was the only county-level approved project among the eight leading photovoltaic technology base projects in the country that year.
Zhongtiao Mountain stretches across the northern part of Ruicheng County. The southern side of zhongtiao Mountain is rich in light resources, but the barren mountain slope has been unable to be effectively used for a long time. In the words of local villagers, “It is impossible to plant anything, and the trees are not viable.”
In recent years, the local barren hills and barren slopes to explore the development of photovoltaic industry. In December 2016, the first phase project of the leading photovoltaic technology Demonstration Base with an investment of 3.6 billion yuan was started. On September 23, 2017, the full capacity was connected to the grid. In September 2019, the construction of the second phase of the project with an investment of 2.3 billion yuan started, and it was connected to the grid on December 29, 2019.
At present, the annual output value of the photovoltaic industry in Ruicheng reaches 1.2 billion yuan, and the tax payment exceeds 150 million yuan. The photovoltaic industry has gradually become the local pillar industry. Lu Fei, director of the office of the county energy Bureau, said the county has achieved “green electricity” output.
“The photovoltaic leading technology base project drives the economic development of Ruicheng, and gives priority to the use of local surplus labor in construction and later maintenance, increasing the income of villagers.” Lv Fei said.
According to the report, including the transfer of land rent, labor, etc., the above projects will bring more than 16 million yuan of annual income to farmers along the mountain. At the same time, Ruicheng focuses on the mode of “agriculture, forestry and light complementing each other”, and develops forsythia and peony oil planting to further expand the channels for increasing people’s income.
Photovoltaic advanced technology demonstration base, agricultural and forestry light complementary demonstration base, photovoltaic tourism demonstration base… Ruicheng photovoltaic industry chain continues to extend. Rows of photovoltaic panels silently absorb the energy of sunlight, which is converted into current output, injecting new momentum into its industrial transformation and rural revitalization. (after)