Astronergy and SPG Solar have reached a PV module supply agreement, in which the company also known as Chint Solar will provide 2.2MW of polycrystalline silicon modules for SPG’s solar rooftop project in Florida. Shipment of the modules will begin in July.
This agreement represents Astronergy’s successful entrance into the Florida PV market. The companies said they will provide the varied projects with high-quality solar modules, including monocrystalline and polycrystalline silicon, as well as high-efficiency thin-film modules.
“The U.S. PV market is one of the markets with the greatest potential,” said Astronergy CEO Liyou Yang. “It’s only a matter of time that we see the US photovoltaic market take-off, given the Obama Administration’s support for renewable energy. Florida is also located in [one of] the most sunshine abundant region[s] of the U.S., so we’re very excited to provide SPG solar with our panels, and look forward to both our companies’ growth.”
The partnership with SPG is a natural continuation of Astronergy’s growing presence in the U.S., according to the Chinese company.
“Our quality products and services will now be available to a greater portion of the US and Canada,” said Astronergy’s chief sales and marketing officer, Alan Yuan. “Astronergy’s U.S. branch in California will be able to maintain close contact with customers and provide them with local logistical support.”
SPG said that its confidence in the quality of Astronergy products was a key factor in securing the contract between the two companies.
“I have personally toured Astronergy’s factories in China, including a hands-on review of their entire manufacturing line, and as a result we are looking forward to using Astronergy’s quality modules for this project,” said SPG Solar’s CEO, Thomas Rooney. “We have a rigorous vendor selection process and welcome Astronergy as a new supplier for our work in the U.S. market.”
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.