Asia Clean Capital (ACC) has completed a project that connected a 19 MW integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) project to the grid at a shipyard in eastern China. ACC claims that the 72,000 solar panels installed at the Tsuneishi Zhoushan shipyard in Zhejiang, comprise the largest BIPV in the world. Further projects planned by ACC underscore its growing focus on distributed-generation PV development in the country's coastal areas:
Last December, ACC signed a deal to jointly develop 100 MW of solar in cooperation with a unit of Nanjing-based industrial group Sumec. And last November, it agreed to cooperate with Hanwha Q Cells on the development of a 200 MW solar pipeline in China. The deal followed a similar agreement — signed in July 2016 — to build 300 MW of solar capacity in cooperation with Tier-1 PV manufacturer Trina Solar through 2019. Last summer, ACC also formed a partnership with Canadian Solar, under which they will jointly develop 200 MW of PV capacity in China.