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Solar energy widely used in SW China's Yunnan

2010-12-05 11:50:44 GMT2010-12-05 19:50:44 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Photo taken on Dec. 4, 2010 shows a woman checking tanks of solar water heater atop a residential building in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunan Province. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

File photo taken on Jan. 5, 2010 shows a man walking next to solar panels in a solar power plant in Shilin Yi Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

Photo taken on Dec. 4, 2010 shows tanks of solar water heater atop a residential building in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunan Province. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

File photo taken on May 24, 2010 shows a man walking among solar panels in a solar power plant in Shilin Yi Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

Use of solar power highlights the development of new-energy industries at the low-carbon economic era, while the solar-rich Yunnan province enjoys an average 2,200 sunshine-hours per year, or over six hours per day.

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