On December 10, 2009, Huawei Technologies announced that China Mobile has completed ‘The Green Roof of the World’ project.
The project consisted of at least two thousand solar-power sites in the remote and mountainous western part of China.
Western China is considered the western region of China that is comprised of the six provinces of Gansu, Guizhou, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Sichuan, and Yunnan; one municipality of Chongqing; and three autonomous regions of Ningxia, Tibet, and Xinjiang.
Learn more about Western China at China-Window.com’s website “Western Region Development.”
The article states, “The territory of the western region is vast, its population sparse, and its undeveloped economic resources need to be strengthened and exploited. Of the China's poor who lack adequate food and clothing, the majority live in this region. It is also the region in which most of China's minority nationalities live.”
In fact, as part of the huge Green Roof project Huawei engineers were able to place one of these solar powered sites on Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain peak.
The press release (“China Mobile Successfully Completes ‘The Green Roof of the World’ Project”) stated that the solar energy and wind power facilities now functioning in this part of China is saving 4,400 tons of coal each year, along with a reduction of emissions from sulfur dioxide (SO2) in the amount of 92.8 tons, carbon dioxide (CO2) of 14,504 tons, and soot of 1,080 tons.
Page two continues with the problems of building such a solar-powered network in Western China, and also the benefits.