The MTR Corporation has identified five suitable sites to install solar photovoltaic (solar PV) facilities, which it hopes could contribute to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, according to Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2050. A new batch of five PV projects will start and be completed this year. Among them, the project at Pat Heung Depot in Yuen Long is the largest in Hong Kong in terms of installation at one single building, with over 2,100 flexible solar PV panels to be installed.
The other four projects include the Chai Wan Depot, Siu Hong Station in Tuen Mun, Sunny Bay Station in Lantau and Kwun Tong Station. Upon completion, the corporation’s solar PV facilities, including the existing installations at MTR Hung Hom Building; MTR Kowloon Bay Headquarter; and Hin Keng Station, are expected to generate about 1 gigawatt hour of electricity every year. This is equivalent to one month’s electricity consumption of 2,300 households.
Besides, about 150 chillers and 170,000 LED lights will also be replaced at MTR stations and depots to enhance energy efficiency of applications with high electricity consumption. This will help reduce carbon emissions by approximately 30,000 tonnes per year. —Construction+ Online
Source: MTR Corporation