Having achieved full capacity in its Czech plant, AU Optronics has turned to the US market to provide US-made solar modules and customized services, leading to the acquisition of a 9MW solar power project in the Pennsylvania School district. The company claims this will the largest solar power plant in Pennsylvania as well as one of the largest school district projects nationwide.
The Pennsylvanian solar power project will be installed on 62 acres, with completion expected to be in September 2012. It will be using AUO's 37,500 high-efficiency solar modules. The power plant will generate 10,880,000kWh of electricity annually for the daily use of approximately 5,000 students in five schools nearby. Approximately 6,663 tons of CO2 emissions could be reduced.
AUO's solar modules have met American Federal Acquisition Regulation's BAA (Buy American Act) and TAA (Trade Agreements Act). AUO's high-efficiency and high-quality solar modules have been also listed in CEC (California Energy Commission).