Suntech Power Announces 1.8 Gigawatts of Strategic Agreements in China
Jul 23, 2009 - Clean Edge News
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., a global crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer, recently announced that it has entered into a number of strategic agreements with each of Shaanxi provincial government, Shizuishan city government, Ningxia province, Qinghai provincial government and Panzhihua city government, Sichuan province to develop 300MW, 500MW, 500MW and 500MW of solar projects respectively. These projects, with an aggregate of 1.8GW, are expected to be developed in several stages.
The implementation of these projects is subject to the satisfaction of a number of conditions including obtaining related permits from the National Development and Reform Commission and other relevant government bodies; drafting project designs; and attracting the necessary investment and project financing to implement the projects. According to the company, these provinces enjoy significant solar resources making them ideal locations to generate solar electricity.
Suntech says its system integration team is one of the most experienced and capable in China. They have completed a range of technically complex building integrated solar systems, including the 120kW Beijing Jingya Hotel curtain wall, an 800kW Light Thru system at the Wuxi Airport, and the 1MW building integrated PV (BIPV) facade at Suntech's new headquarters in Wuxi. Suntech's system integration team is in the process of implementing a 1.5MW rooftop project in Huaian city, Jiangsu province and a 3MW BIPV solar system for the Shanghai World Expo.