After introducing solar-powered smart bus stations in three Chinese cities, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group, recently launched the latest smart bus station in Tianjin, a municipal city near Beijing, as part of its 70-bus station plan for this city.
The intelligent bus station developed by Hanergy, the world’s largest thin-film power solution company, is well equipped to provide multiple services to passengers, ranging from real-time bus location information, news browsing, wifi hotspots, digital library services, mobile phone charging and vending machines.
Powered by 28 thin-film rooftop solar panels, the bus station could be self-sustaining in terms of energy generation. Following the launch, Tianjin is the fourth city to have Hanergy’s smart bus station solution, after Beijing, Dali and Langfang.
Hanergy plans to launch 70 smart bus stations at the Sino-Singapore Eco-city in Tianjin.
The one-of-a-kind facility is installed with flexible solar modules supplied by MiaSolé, a U.S. based subsidiary of Hanergy. The modules can be fitted to the original design of almost any structure thanks to their thinness, light weight and flexibility. MiaSolé’s modules also enjoy a world-record conversation rate of 19.4%.
Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco City is a major cooperation project initiated by both governments in 2008 and aiming to build a demonstrative 30 km² eco-city showcasing environment-protection, energy and resource-saving, and combating global warming. On November 26, the Eco-city was selected as “China’s most Livable Eco-city”.
The eco-city is taking proactive strategies to promote renewable energy, including the use of geothermal, solar, wind and biomass energy, and to push for the launch of green buildings.