LDK Solar has signed a contract to supply 58,803 modules for Advanced Solar Products’ new 14.1MW project in East Windsor, New Jersey. When completed, the system, which is located on the McGraw-Hill Companies’ campus, will be the largest privately-owned, net-metered PV project in the Western Hemisphere.
NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV), a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, is to invest US$60 million in developing and installing the system. Construction began on July 22 and the plant is expected to be fully operational by spring 2012.
“LDK Solar is very pleased to have been selected by Advanced Solar Products to provide the modules for this groundbreaking project,” said Xiaofeng Peng, chairman and CEO of LDK Solar. “We look forward to partnering with Advanced Solar, McGraw-Hill, NJR Clean Energy Ventures, the State of New Jersey and the other organisations involved.
“LDK Solar has recently invested in the establishment of a US-based sales and marketing operation in Silicon Valley, California. A project of this magnitude represents a tremendous opportunity to further expand our North America presence. We applaud McGraw-Hill's commitment to renewable energy and look forward to helping bring this project to completion.”