Munich, Germany [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. announced it has signed an agreement with Hanau Energies SAS to supply a 4.5-megawatt (MW) building integrated PV system (BIPV) to a farm located in Alsace, France.
The project will be one of the largest BIPV installations ever built and will employ Suntech’s modules to form complete weatherproof roofs on five agricultural warehouses on a farm in the Alsace region of France. The 4.5-MW installation is expected to be completed by January, 2009 with an additional 1 MW already being planned.
“This project is a very significant milestone in the development of the French solar market and for BIPV in particular. We are extremely pleased that Suntech’s market leading Just Roof system has been selected. We are experiencing great demand for our high quality MSK Solar Design Line(TM) of BIPV products all around the world as architects, homeowners and commercial end-users increasingly recognize the aesthetic and power generation benefits of integrating solar into buildings,” said Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Suntech’s Chairman and CEO.