Forest and grassland resources in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region are favored today with the installation of 10,000 solar panels that also improve the quality of life of local people.

Replacing traditional stoves, fueled by wood or dung, were introduced about 395,000 heaters that work with this type of renewable energy in rural and pastoral areas, according to the regional office of science and technology.

Solar panels, which compensate for the deficiency of biofuels, will be used to generate electricity, heat and energy to home appliances, according to expert sources from the site mentioned by the media.

Yuejing Yang, a researcher of such alternative source in Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, recalled that the firewood and manure contributed 43 percent of energy consumption in the region, which threatened the local forest and grassland resources. Tibet has an average of three thousand hours of sunlight a year.

China is the largest manufacturer of wind turbines and solar photovoltaic energy. In its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the country increasingly promoted the use of renewable sources of energy.

Located in the southwest of the territory, Tibet is known as the “Roof of the World”, being surrounded by mountain ranges of Earth’s highest altitude (more than four thousand meters). There is the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, which borders Nepal.

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