Astronergy nabs bid to design, build 2MW PV power plant in Hangzhou industrial park



Astronergy has won the bid to design and build a 2MW rooftop photovoltaic power plant located in Hangzhou Energy and Environment Industrial Park. The project, which will feature a mix of crystalline-silicon and thin-film modules, is Zhejiang province’s first large-scale on-grid PV system.

The installation will be fully financed by the government-run China Energy Conservation Investment Corp., as part of the Golden Sun initiative to finance at least 500MW in various PV installations over the next few years.

The project will include the installation of building-integrated PV technologies on the rooftop of the Green Science and Technology Hall. Astronergy’s high-efficiency tandem thin-film PV modules will be used for the hall’s 58 m2 sunroof. TFPV panels will also be deployed on the other side of the park at the Energy Conservation Hall, where they will be fitted to the building’s 265 m2 curved building wall.

The project should be completed by the end of September, the company said.

In June, Astronergy commissioned its first 30MW production line based on amorphous/microcrystalline-silicon tandem-junction thin-film technology provided by turnkey supplier Oerlikon Solar. The company, a Chint Group subsidiary which also produces crystalline-silicon PV, has said that it expects to reach 380MW of production by 2010 and 1GW by 2012.

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