Volkswagen & Didi Enter the Photovoltaic Industry

According to foreign media reports, Volkswagen, one of the world’s largest automobile groups, plans to invest 40 million euros to build solar and wind power plants in Europe by 2025. In this regard, Volkswagen CEO Brandstadt said that this move is mainly to meet the additional demand for renewable energy from electric vehicles.

According to Volkswagen’s previously announced plans, 70 electric vehicles (including Audi, Porsche and other models) will be launched in the next 10 years, which naturally involves the issue of electric vehicles. As one of the world’s largest car companies, Volkswagen has already expanded its layout in the photovoltaic field.

As early as 2017, Asia Clean Energy Capital signed a 4.3MW distributed photovoltaic power generation system service agreement with Volkswagen FAW Engine (Dalian) Co., Ltd. The former will be responsible for the investment, construction and operation and maintenance of photovoltaic power generation projects, while the latter will be purchased at an agreed price in order to achieve better energy conservation and environmental protection.

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In addition, SAIC Volkswagen, another joint venture of Volkswagen in China, has also built a number of distributed photovoltaic power generation. Its luxury brand Audi also proposed a plan to use photovoltaic storage to supplement the energy of electric vehicles.

The establishment of solar and wind power plants in Europe this time is just another deployment of Volkswagen in the field of renewable energy, and it also indicates that traditional car companies are actively moving towards clean energy.

Coincidentally. Recently, news has also revealed that Xiaoju Energy, a subsidiary of Didi, is hiring talents and experts in the fields of photovoltaics and energy storage. Obviously, Didi is also exploring new businesses in the photovoltaic field.

It is reported that Xiaoju Energy is positioned as an energy retail platform, covering multiple energy forms such as refueling, charging, gas refueling, photovoltaics, and energy storage. In the future, it will build a “TOP1 energy platform and an energy company integrating upstream and downstream industrial chains.”

On the one hand, Didi has already used a large number of electric vehicles to replace petrol vehicles in its operations; on the other hand, Didi is also cooperating with car companies, which will produce customized electric models based on Didi’s car needs. After a long period of operation , There will be a large number of power batteries retired, which can be used in the field of energy storage.

It can be seen that Xiaoju Energy will build a closed loop of photovoltaic power generation, power batteries for energy storage, and supplementary energy for its operating electric vehicles, thereby transforming to renewable energy, and at the same time creating a more complete travel ecology from the travel end to the upstream. .

After photovoltaics entered the era of parity, not only leading companies have expanded their production, but Didi and Volkswagen, which is famous for its fuel vehicles, have also entered photovoltaics, hoping to reduce carbon emissions and contribute to carbon neutrality. It can be seen that photovoltaic is indeed an important option for renewable energy at the moment, or it will attract more companies to expand in the photovoltaic field.

Posted by Carrie Wong | WSL Solar

WSL Solar has been a quality and professional manufacturer of custom solar panel and solar solution provider in China since 2006.

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