Solarfun to Supply PV Modules for French and German Pavilions at Shanghai World Expo
SHANGHAI, April 30, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd. ("Solarfun" or "the Company") (Nasdaq: SOLF), a vertically integrated manufacturer of silicon ingots and photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules in China, today announced that its subsidiary, Shanghai Linyang Solar Energy Science & Technology Co. Ltd, was selected to supply integrated solar systems that were used to cover the roofs of the French and German pavilions and generate electricity for these two pavilions at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
The French Pavilion will feature a 25.56 KW integrated solar system which comprises of 168 monocrystalline modules and 105 Building Integrated Photovoltaics ("BIPV") modules and covers an area of 500 square meters. The system is expected to generate 27,000 kilowatt hours of electricity, eliminating coal consumption and reducing carbon emissions.
The German Pavilion will feature a 25.38 KW integrated solar system which comprises of 108 monocrystalline modules and covers an area of 250 square meters. The system is expected to generate 25,000 kilowatt hours of electricity, eliminating coal consumption and reducing carbon emissions.
The Shanghai Expo selected Solarfun through an open bidding process, citing the Company's modules for their high quality, good brand image and reasonable price.
Solar PV power generation systems are being showcased at the World Expo as a part of Shanghai "Better City, Better Life" vision.
Solarfun manufactures both PV cells and PV modules, provides PV module processing services to convert PV cells into PV modules, and supplies solar system integration services in China. Solarfun produces both monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon cells and modules. Solarfun sells its products through third-party distributors, OEM manufacturers and directly to system integrators. Solarfun was founded in 2004 and its products have been certified to TUV and UL safety and quality standards.
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About Shanghai Linyang Solar Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd
Shanghai Linyang Solar Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Solarfun Power Holdings, develops, designs and installs solar products and provides system integration solutions in China.
Since its establishment, Shanghai Linyang Solar has undertaken many domestic PV projects, such as a Walmart-funded 3KW on-grid project for the Shanghai Pudong District Disabled Rehabilitation Center, and a 1MW PV power station in Chongming, Shanghai, which was completed in 2007 and was China's first megawatt-size solar power project and the first commercial PV power plant that was subsidized by the Chinese government. Shanghai Linyang Solar's experts have developed innovative installation techniques in cooperation with the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Solar Research Institute and are committed to maintaining the highest quality standards. Modules produced by Shanghai Linyang Solar are certified by TUV, CE, UL, CEC and Korea Certifications which ensure high quality products.
For further information, visit http://www.shsolarfun.cn
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