China holds green energy tests in bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

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A northern city in Heibei province is looking to the wind and sun for energy in a joint venture with Beijing. It’s part of China’s bid to host the Winter Olympics in 2022.

CCTV’s Ning Hong filed this report from Zhang Jiakou City.

China holds green energy tests in bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

China holds green energy tests in bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

A northern city in Heibei province is looking to the wind and sun for energy in a joint venture with Beijing. It's part of China's bid to host the Winter Olympics in 2022. CCTV's Ning Hong filed this report from Zhang Jiakou City.

Highlights:

  • In Qijiazhuang village of Zhangjiakou city, 30 households can now use power generated by solar panels. This is a new measure aiming to provide clean energy to rural areas in the city.
  • The “Photovoltaic corridor” project aims to build solar power stations along the highway from Beijing to Zhangjiakou.
  • The power the station generates in a year could cut coal consumption by 15,000 tons. This is just one of the promises China has made in its bid to host the Winter Olympics.