19 June 2002 – BP and the Beijing Kenuowei Science and Technology Co. Ltd. have jointly won a bid for supplying a solar energy power production system to a new residential quarter in Shenzhen.
Under the deal, BP and Kenuowei will design the system for the $7.5m project, as well as supplying and installing all the necessary solar energy photovoltaic components. The roof-type solar power system to be supplied has adopted the advanced BP-type polycrystalline photovoltaic components, and the generating capacity could reach one MW. BP and Kenuowei
This is the largest solar energy power production project BP has participated in China. BP, one of the worlds largest energy and petrochemical groups, has so far invested four billion dollars in China.