Beijing-based Hanergy Holding Ltd, one of the world's leading thin-film solar power solution suppliers with a massive base in Guangdong's Heyuan city, unveiled a wide array of its latest eco-friendly building materials at the 20th China (Guangzhou) International Building Decoration Fair in Guangzhou from July 8 to 11.
Among its exhibits were solar roof tiles, industrial solar rooftops, building integrated photovoltaic curtain walls, solar bricks and solar roads.
Its flagship exhibit at the fair, Hantile, became a hit soon after it was unveiled on the opening day of the fair on Sunday.
Hanergy's Hantile attracts throngs of visitors from home and abroad. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Hantile is a curved single-glass thin-film solar tile that combines flexible solar panels with high-transmittance glass, featuring a single rather than double layer of glass with each tile weighing 5.2 kilograms. It is easy to transport and install, highly wind-resistant and able to generate power at temperatures ranging from -40 to 85 degrees Celsius and humidity higher than 85 percent, and it has a life cycle of up to 30 years, longer than that of a traditional roof tile.
It is available in varied shapes and colors and can fulfill all the functions of a traditional tile.
According to Li Hejun, Guangdong-born chairman and founder of Hanergy Holding Group, Hantile can also provide users with a unique value in investment, society and culture.
Installing Hantile over an area of 100 square meters is equivalent to planting 340 trees, he said.
Foreign business people show great interest in Hanergy's mobile energy applications. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Hanergy will bring to market more technology-intensive building materials and a brand-new solar wall solution will be released at the end of this month.
Apart from that, the firm is seeking to expand solar energy applications to many more fields including transportation, people's everyday lives and eco-city systematic solutions.
"The era of mobile energy has arrived," he noted. "Every building will possibly become a green power generator, so that cities will give way to forests and human life will meet a drastic change."
Located in the tropical and subtropical region and enjoying abundant sunshine, the southern province of Guangdong has long attached importance to the utilization of solar energy and its photovoltaic industry is among the most developed nationwide.
A staff member introduces Hanergy's products. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]