Students from countries along the Belt and Road visit Shaanxi Blower (Group) Co Ltd in Xi'an. Hou Zhi /for China Daily
Blower manufacturer Shaanxi Blower (Group) Co Ltd, one of the winners of the fourth China Industrial Award, said it will continue to offer integration solutions for so-called micro electricity grids or distributed energy resources.
The company added that it is expecting double-digit growth in its order volumes next year.
Distributed energy resources are smaller power sources. As the electricity grid continues to modernize, DERs such as advanced renewable technologies can help the transition to a smarter electricity grid.
DER systems typically utilize renewable energy sources including hydro, biomass, solar power, wind power, and geothermal power and are located closer to end users.
Shaanxi Blower has been shifting its focus from manufacturing blowers to offering distributed energy solutions for the past few years, said company Chairman Yin Jian'an.
"Driven by new growth of distributed energy systems, the order volume of 2016 is estimated to have a 20 percent year-on-year increase from last year," Yin said. "In 2017, hopefully, our company will achieve a double-digit growth in order volumes."
He added that to satisfy the huge demand from the distributed energy sector, Shaanxi Blower has, in the long term striven to explore the technology and had come up with a solution called the "energy interconnection symbiosis system".
The underlying principle of the network is to systematically plan all the energy resources within a power catchment area and to eventually combine different energy resources such as cooling, heat, electricity, wind, water and waste.
"The transition of Shaanxi Blower from traditional equipment manufacturing to more service-oriented manufacturing has been successful," said Wang Ruixiang, president of China Machinery Industry Federation.
"It has set an example for the industry to give more impetus to industrial transformation and upgrading."
Shaanxi Blower said its pilot integration solution project for distributed energy resources, guided by the "energy interconnection symbiosis system" strategy, is now under construction in its Lintong factory.
The company said its integration solution has been well received by the market, adding it has received an order from Jiasheng Pharmaceutical in Shanxi.
In mid-December, Shaanxi Blower, together with other 12 firms, won the fourth China Industrial Award, the Chinese manufacturing industry's most prestigious award. The biennial award was set up with the approval of the State Council. It aims to select and praise firms and projects in Chinese industry which have greatly contributed to national economic development.
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