December 12, 2016
The largest solar farm in Hong Kong opens
The solar farm at the Siu Ho Wan Sewage Treatment Works of the Drainage Services Department came into operation on December 9, the largest of its kind in Hong Kong.
Officiating at the commissioning ceremony, Secretary for the Environment K S Wong said to tie in with the carbon reduction targets, the government is exploring opportunities for harnessing renewable energy sources.
Director of Drainage Services Edwin Tong said his department will continue to enhance the total energy management strategy for its facilities.
The solar farm comprises over 4,200 polycrystalline photovoltaic panels with an installed generation capacity of 1,100 kilowatts. It can generate as much as 1.1 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually.
The electricity generated by the solar farm will be fed through an internal power distribution network to various facilities inside the plant, including screening facilities, a workshop, an administration building, an ultra-violet disinfection system and sludge treatment facilities.