China Sunergy to build world's largest solar roof

China Sunergy secures contract for Nanjing solar-roof project

An example of BIPV applied to a solar roof.
An example of BIPV applied to a solar roof.

China Sunergy (CSUN) has secured a 7 MW solar module supply contract with CEEG (Nanjing) Solar Energy Research Institute for the Nanjing South Railway Station solar-roof project.

This is believed to be the world’s largest standalone building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) project for one structure, and will be one of the most energy-efficient public buildings in China.

“We are very happy to see our high-quality solar panels being used in this landmark project, which will certainly raise public awareness and appreciation of renewable energy. We look forward to playing an increasingly bigger role in building China's eco-friendly projects,” said CSUN CEO Stephen Zhifang Cai.

In other Chinese solar news, US-based renewable energy company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a Chinese company to jointly develop the world's largest solar power plant.

According to the China Daily, First Solar Inc. signed the MoU with China Guangdong Nuclear Solar Energy Development Co (SEDC).

First Solar, the world's largest maker of thin-film solar PV modules, said it will build a 2,000 MW solar power plant with its partners in Ordos, Inner Mongolia autonomous region in the next decade.

The first phase of the project is to build a 30 MW production capacity plant. The rest of the project will be completed in three stages.

“We are making efforts on establishing a global relationship between US and Chinese companies in collaboration with the Chinese local government,” said First Solar president Bruce Sohn, President of First Solar.

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