Solar, Utility Integration

Suntech Completes 3-MW Solar Installation at Shanghai World Expo

Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. announced the completion and grid connection of two solar systems on the China Pavilion and the Theme Pavilion of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. The China and Theme pavilions feature two building-integrated solar systems with a combined power output of 3.12 megawatts (MW).

The Shenergy Group contracted Suntech’s system integration team to design, manufacture, and install the two solar systems. The Theme Pavilion boasts a 2.8MW integrated solar system comprised of 96 custom-designed triangular sections and covers an area of 31,104 square meters.

The two systems are expected to generate 2.8 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.

“The use of solar energy systems to power the China and Theme pavilions clearly reflects the spirit of this year’s Shanghai World Expo, and its theme, Better City Better Life,” said Dr. Zhengrong Shi, chairman and CEO of Suntech. “With the combination of advanced solar technologies and architecture, we can seamlessly integrate solar systems into a building’s structure. These promising capabilities will help to reduce the urban carbon footprint and facilitate sustainable development.”