San Francisco, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. announced that it has won a bid to supply, design and install building integrated photovoltaic systems (BIPV) with a total capacity of 3 megawatts (MW) on the China and Theme Pavilions at the World Expo Shanghai 2010. The projects, which will be the largest BIPV installations in China, are scheduled to be completed by September 2009.
The China and Theme Pavilions which will be developed by Shenergy Group. The 3-MW building integrated rooftop solar systems will be designed, developed and installed by Suntech’s in-house system integration team. World Expo Shanghai 2010 will be held from May 1 – October 31, 2010 in Shanghai, China.
“Building integrated solar systems, which turn common building materials such as rooftops and facades into power generators, are a logical step for the evolution of the urban environment. Our selection underscores Suntech’s position as a global brand and world leader in the solar industry as well as our leading system integration capability in China. We are honored to display China’s technological expertise in renewable energy to the world at the Expo,” said Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Suntech’s chairman and CEO.