|Daesung Energy's model of the |
solar power tower.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
City Spotlight: Daegu, South Korea a renewable energy innovator
In April 2011, “Solar City Daegu” held its 4th annual Green Energy Expo at the EXCO center with international participation almost 400 companies and 40,000 attendees. The Expo showcased a number of initiatives currently underway in Daegu (including the EXCO center itself, whose renovations will produce over 1.1 million kilowatts of electricity from renewable energy sources).
Additionally, Daegu is home to a landfill gas-to-energy facility that, since 2006, has provided the city with 1.5 megawatts of energy per hour. Designated as a UN Kyoto Protocol “Clean Development Mechanism,” this project prevents over 300,000 tons of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere.
Looking ahead, Daegu will be the host city of the 2013 World Energy Congress in October. Until then, the city will continue to implement new and exciting forms of clean, green energy and promote innovative ways to reuse what is otherwise considered trash.