The list of “Golden Sun Demonstration Projects” was released in December 2009 by the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China. This list includes 18 off-grid photovoltaic system projects, 35 large photovoltaic plants and 222 on-grid photovoltaic projects. Six of these projects, whose construction will shortly begin, were awarded to Astronergy Solar with a combined capacity of 7.86 MW.
These six projects include: the off-grid photovoltaic system in Nanji, Pingyang country, Zhejiang province; the on-grid rooftop photovoltaic plant of Sinosteel in Changxing County, Zhejiang province; the on-grid photovoltaic plant of Zhejiang Xindi Group; the photovoltaic building system of Astronergy Solar; the on-grid photovoltaic plant of Wenzhou Medical College; and the on-grid rooftop photovoltaic plant in Chint Electrical Industry Park.
Dr. Liyou Yang, CEO of Astronergy Solar, remarked that the company has a wide range of product lines in China starting from polycrystalline and monocrystalline modules to High-efficiency a-Si/ìc-Si thin film modules. Yang stated that projects like the 2 MW rooftop on-grid photovoltaic project in Hangzhou’s Energy and Environment Industrial Park, which was completed recently, have given the company suitable experience in running these six projects. The company is committed to provide high-efficiency photovoltaic modules and superior balance components needed for the systems to its clients, he added.
The Golden Sun Demonstration Projects were officially launched by the Ministries of Finance & Science and Technology together with the National Energy Administration of China on July 21, 2009. These projects that include the complete photovoltaic industry chain were launched in order to increase the domestic demand for solar energy and enhance the solar energy sector. In the next two to three years, China intends to expand its support to solar power projects with a total generating capacity of about 500 MW with subsidies.