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Hisense Establishes Variable Frequency Air Conditioner Base (5/9)

Hisense Air Conditioner Co. Ltd., a leading home appliance manufacturer of China based in coastal Shandong Province, announced that the companys variable frequency air conditioner production base in Huzhou of East China's Zhejiang Province has officially started batch production. The base, Hisense (Zhejiang) Air Conditioner Co. Ltd, will be capable of producing one million sets of air conditioners in the first phase and two million sets in the second phase.

The production base is a joint venture of Hisense Air Conditioner Co. Lt and Zhejiang Xianke Air Conditioner Company. It covers more than 200 mu (15 mu equal to one hectare) of land and has over 60,000 square meters of factory buildings and storehouses. Hisense has invested 56 million yuan in the base.

As the situation of power strain aggravates, more than 20 provinces and municipalities which have to different extents reported blackouts in the past two years.

China is a large air conditioner producer and consumer. According to statistics, there are 80 million sets of air conditioners in service in Chinese households nationwide at present, consuming over 40 billion kWh of electricity a year. By applying variable frequency technology to air conditioner manufacturing, China may save 80 billion yuan (US$9.7 billion) a year.

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