Diangujinjiang International Hotel of Baoding in north China’s Hebei Province is a five-star hotel with solar power generators.
This is the first of its kind in China and has a total installed solar power capacity of 0.3 megawatts.
This is an excellent start but it is nowhere near enough.
A large residential or retail building may consume several megawatts in electric power and heating energy.
A hotel would be well in this class so it is highly unlikely that the hotel is providing all of its own power. But it is a start and it means that SOME but not all, of the burden is handled.
The productive capacity of electrical generators operated by utility companies is often measured in MW.
To give you an idea modern high-powered diesel-electric railroad locomotives typically have a peak power output of 3 to 5 MW. Don’t expect solar driven railroads any time soon.
Source: English People’s Daily Online