Astronergy, in collaboration with its corporate parent, the Chint Group, has begun construction in Jiuquan, Gansu Province, China, on a solar module manufacturing facility that will produce 200 MW of Astronergy's thin-film modules.
The project is located to the east of Jiuquan City. With developed and reliable infrastructure and comprehensive municipal facilities, the location is well-positioned to begin the development of its solar manufacturing sector, according to Astronergy.
Under the terms of an agreement with Gansu Province, Astronergy plans to set up 1,000 MW of grid-connected PV projects before 2020, with the full support of the Chint Group. In addition, the companies have agreed to invest in and establish 200 MW of PV cell and module production before 2015.