Thursday, April 24, 2008

China's first home PV system generated 797KW power in 100 days

Dr. Zhao is a PV expert, and he installed a set of 22 square meter silicon PV panel on his roof in December 2007, and the PV system powers his TV, refrigerator, microwave stove and other household appliances. In 100 days this PV system generated 797KW power in total.

The biggest solar glass production line in China is completed

April 23rd 2008, Taicang Pilkington China Glass Special Glass lighted the fire for the biggest solar glass production line in China.

Taicang Pilkington China Glass Special Glass is a joint venture between China Glass and Pilkington. The investment for this initial solar glass production line is RMB 450 million, and the production capacity for the first phase project is 70,000 metric tons of solar glass for solar panels. And the second phase project will be launched this year, and completed in 2009.

Oerlikon Solar Contracts With China-Based Thin-Film Firm

Baoding Tianwei has signed a contract with Oerlikon Solar for a turnkey thin-film solar module production line with an initial production capacity of 46.5 MWp per year. The deal includes all major thin-film solar module production equipment, including metrology and testing facilities. In the coming months, the machinery will be shipped, installed and commissioned by Oerlikon Solar at the project site in Baoding, Hebei, China.

"With this major order, we expand our footprint in Asia, entering one of the most attractive solar markets worldwide," says Dr. Uwe Krüger, CEO of Oerlikon. Baoding Tianwei joins existing Oerlikon customers in Asia, CMC and Auria Solar.

The advanced Oerlikon Solar production line enables the highly cost-effective manufacture of thin-film silicon modules, the company says. The turnkey, end-to-end solution embraces the entire production process, from glass cleaning and in-line inspection to testing of the finished solar modules.