I don’t like [the sun king], the king often be killed” says China’s solar entrepreneur, Huang Ming. “I’d rather be called the world number one solar crazy guy”.
Huang Ming’s vision was to build a solar valley to demonstrate the power of solar. A way of life that he believes should be for everyone.
The valley includes a low emission hotel and conference center, a solar museum and solar houses. Solar architecture is integrated into the design.
Although his dream was to build a replicable example to be built across other Chinese cities, this has not transpired, mostly on account of technology being too expensive.
“When people ask me ‘Are you proud of Solar Valley?’ I would say that not really”.
“The purpose was to promote, to copy that. And now, there is only one solar valley in China, in the world”, says the entrepreneur.
When asked whether he dreamed too big he answers, ” a little bit”.
“But I don’t regret”.