July 14, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] One of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in Asia will be installed in Shenzhen International Gardena and Flower Exposition (SIGFE) Park and start operation in mid-August, according to reports from SinoCast via the Centre for Energy (see link). The system should generate electric power of 980,000 kWh annually. A subsidiary of the Institute of Electrical Engineering under China Academy of Science (CAS) will build this PV power station, which will be one of the few world’s largest ones in its kind that have an installed capacity over 1MW. The power station will involve a total investment of CNY 60 million (US$ 7.2 million), and supply one-fourth power to the SIGFE, that should reach an estimated power consumption of 4 MW at formal operation. The pollution it will offset amounts to cutting down 170 tons of carbon dioxide and 7.68 tons of sulfur dioxide annually.