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Meet Huang Ming, solar energy pioneer behind China's ambitious, record breaking Solar Valley - where 98% of energy used in the city of De Zhou, comes from solar energy. Could this be the model for future cities across the world? When Huang Ming saw the damage caused by pollution in his home town, he was devastated. That, followed by the birth of his daughter soon after, inspired him to quit his day job and dedicate his life and bank balance to solar energy research. Today, the company Huang Ming founded - Himin - has become one of the world's most successful solar energy companies. Huang Ming takes us on a personalised tour of his city and the inspiration behind his favourite buildings - the Sun and Moon Mansion and the factories topped with solar panels. He also reveals some of the research and development Himin are doing to introduce solar power into everyday items used across the world. Half of China's population now use solar energy and the country makes the most solar heaters and panels in the world. But with this adding up to just 1% of the world's energy consumption, Huang Ming believes there's so much more still to be done. For more indepth features on China, click the China Icons logo to subscribe to our channel. Join in the conversation on our Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/ChinaIcons Get the latest news as it happens from our Twitter page https://twitter.com/chinaicons We're also on Instagram! Follow us for exclusive behind-the-scenes photography and more. https://www.instagram.com/china_icons #cop21 #2degrees #climatechange #globalwarming