Turnkey Chinese solar company, ET Solar, is supplying 13MW of its 300W solar modules to Strata Solar, for two 6.5MW solar farms in North Carolina.
The projects, both being designed and installed by Strata Solar, are expected to produce 20GWh annually, powering 1,500 households in North Carolina.
Markus Wilhelm, chief executive officer of Strata Solar, said ET Solar had been chosen for the value and efficiency of its modules.
Dennis She, president and CEO of ET Solar, said: “We see the east coast as a key market in the United States, and therefore established our New Jersey Office two years ago to better serve our clients. We are very excited to work with Strata Solar, who chose ET Solar as the key equipment supplier.
Strata Solar is nearing the completion on three projects in North Carolina with a total capacity of 18MW.
Accounting for 8% of all new solar installations this quarter, North Carolina’s PV market is predicted to grow by 80%, by the end of the year with numerous projects under joint development by Strata Solar and Canadian Solar, to install 85MW in North Carolina.
Utilities in North Carolina are required by a Renewables Portfolio Standard to provide 12.5% of retail electricity from clean sources by 2021. Attempts to abandon the target were defeated in April.