PV module manufacturer Hanwha SolarOne has agreed to terms on a deal with O2 Energies to provide 17MW of PV modules for three solar projects in North Carolina.

The modules will be utilised at O2 Energies’ Cirrus, Chocowinity and Rockwell solar plants – all of which are under construction and are expected to be completed by December 2014.

Steve Kang, president of Hanwha SolarOne USA, said: “Hanwha SolarOne is thrilled to have O2 Energies as a partner in North Carolina. We are focused on expanding our presence in new regions around the U.S. as we pursue growth in the North American utility sector.”

Olee Joel Olsen, president of O2 Energies, said: “O2 Energies chose the new S series Hanwha module because of its anti-PID  technology and 1000 Volt UL certification, which is important for the string inverter design of our Rockwell Solar project. Hanwha SolarOne is known for its quality and financial strength, making our investors comfortable with financing projects that use Hanwha SolarOne modules.”