The FIA Formula E Championship is pushing its green credentials by securing Hanergy Solar Group Limited, the world’s leading thin-film solar technology enterprise, as the official solar energy partner of the Beijing ePrix in September.

For the first race of the new fully-electric racing series, Hanergy will install its customised rapid deployment solar power system throughout the event area to provide part of the total energy requirements needed for the race – converting sunlight to clean solar energy with the highest efficiency under limited space, time constraints and varying weather conditions.

The rapid deployment solar power system adopts the most advanced CIGS flexible thin-film solar technology of Hanergy Solar enabling a maximum conversion rate of 20.5%. The Hanergy Solar system is also lightweight, flexible, boasts excellent power generation even in dim light, and benefits from an advanced packaging technology.

Mr. Zhou Jiesan, Executive President of Hanergy Global Solar Power & Applications Group, subsidiary of Hanergy Solar, said: “Formula E conveyed an extraordinary idea of converging energy, environmental protection and entertainment in a car race, and Hanergy Solar is proud to take part in the event by providing clean energy with our leading flexible thin-film solar technology in the world. Over the past years, Hanergy Solar, with technological innovation and R&D on customisation solutions, has been working together with various business partners from around the globe to develop electric automotive power supply, storage and the surrounding photovoltaic system applications. Hanergy Solar, as the world’s number one thin-film solar technology enterprise in terms of scale and technology, will seek further cooperation with new-energy automotive manufacturers to promote electric vehicles.”

The Beijing ePrix will be held in September.

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Tim is co-founder of ElectricAutosport.com and works in international motorsport. He found his passion for sustainable racing by joining world's first competition for hydrogen electric vehicles in 2008. He does not doubt on the possibility of a break through of electric racing. And that deserves a platform to keep up to date and to interact. Tim operates on behalf of Formula Blue Media.

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