Hanergy unveils Tesla PV chargers

Chinese thin-film solar specialist Hanergy Solar has provided US electric-vehicle manufacturer Tesla with two PV charging stations for carports in Beijing and Shanghai.

Hanergy unveiled the rooftop PV and storage systems at a ceremony marking Tesla’s first orders in China.

The carports are designed to shelter and charge vehicles. The mobile unit in Beijing will feature Hanergy's GSE flexible thin-film modules, while the Shanghai installation will be a fixed structure based on Hanergy's MiaSolé CIGS modules.

Hanergy Solar, majority owned by Beijing-based Hanergy Group, has acquired a number of CIGS specialists over the past two years, including MiaSolé, Global Solar Energy (GSE) and former Q Cells subsidiary Solibro.

Hanergy Global Solar Power vice president Zhang Qingliang said the group is developing a range of energy storage and car roof applications.

Tesla founder Elon Musk vowed to eventually build a network of 24-hour charging stations throughout China.