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Solar Planet Power, PV installers based in Ohio, US, has commissioned several ground-mounted and rooftop PV projects at elementary and high schools located in West Jefferson and Blacklick, Ohio.
Solar Planet Power has contracts to install US$200 million worth of solar projects in more than 20 major school districts, 10 municipalities, many career centres and other public facilities, including hospitals, airports and universities. Chinese module and wafer manufacturer ReneSola provided more than 10MW of PV modules for the first round of the projects.
Siyd Tawana, President of Solar Planet Power, said: "Construction on the first round of projects took only 45 days to complete."
Tawana added: "It was truly a pleasure working with ReneSola to secure the company's high-efficiency 250W and 255W modules in a timely manner. It has turned into a great partnership. We have high expectations when selecting modules for the projects we currently have contracted in our home state of Ohio. We are planning to expand to states on both coasts and look forward to completing those new projects with ReneSola, our long-term partner, whom we believe offers the best quality, size options and efficiencies in today's solar PV marketplace."
In 2012 ReneSola will deliver between 2.2GW and 2.4GW of PV modules and wafers worldwide. The company is continuing to grow its presence globally in the module market and expects North and South America to account for a large share of its growth in 2013 and beyond.
"The American markets are still ripe with tremendous growth potential," said Kevin Chen, president of ReneSola America. "With more and more states coming on line and others increasing their renewable portfolio standards, companies with outstanding reputations, such as Solar Planet and ReneSola, will flourish. We look forward to forging more partnerships with other leading developers like Solar Planet to grow the number of high-quality, cost-effective PV projects in North and South America."