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SolarWorld supplies 17.5 MW for desert project in United States

SolarWorld supplies 17.5 MW for desert project in United States

SolarWorld has landed another megawatt project in the United States. The group’s American subsidiary, SolarWorld Americas, will be supplying 17.5 MW worth of solar power modules for a plant in the Mojave Desert west of Las Vegas. The plant will use the high-efficiency 340-watt modules produced by SolarWorld in Hillsboro, Oregon. The installation of the over 51,000 modules will be performed by Bombard Renewable Energy, a longstanding partner of SolarWorld Americas. The project is expected to be completed by the end of this summer.

The plant in the United States marks the next in a series of successfully implemented megawatt projects by SolarWorld worldwide. In January of this year, the company secured the order for a 10.5 MW plant in Oregon, United States. It is currently also building a 5 MW plant in Great Britain and is set to complete the installation of a 2 MW solar park in the Netherlands, which began at the end of March, by the end of August. “The increasing number of large-scale projects shows that customers are also focussing on high efficiency and quality in the megawatt segment. High-quality modules that ensure decades of reliable power generation are simply more cost-effective at the end of the day,” states Dr.-Ing. E. h. Frank Asbeck, Chairman and CEO of SolarWorld.

SolarWorld already recorded a significant increase in shipments for large-scale solar power projects in 2015, with a year-on-year increase of 50 percent. The group is benefiting from improving quality awareness, both in the case of the smaller roof-mounted systems, as well as in the large-scale projects segment. Megawatt plants are increasingly also using high-efficiency modules with the new PERC technology, which offer a higher return due to their longer lifespan. The rise in the number of repowering projects has also contributed to the increasing share of large-scale projects. Besides Germany, the majority of the plants are located in France, Great Britain and the United States. The MENA region will also play a significant role for large-scale projects in the future.

Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network


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