QSolar revealed that its Spraytek 79 solar PV modules had been selected for use in Oregon’s Rendata project. The US$3.25 million order will see QSolar deliver 2.5MW of its PV modules to the project once it receives Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification, which is expected to occur during 2011’s fourth quarter. Once UL certification has been achieved, the company plans to supply modules for two sample houses followed by volume deliveries, which are anticipated to begin in early 2012.
Developed by Ra Power & Light, Southern Oregon’s Rendata project is being hailed as one of the first all-solar US communities. The project will see over 10,000 QSolar PV modules installed in 800 homes and commercial facilities. Each Rendata home will include a 2.5kW Spraytek 79 PV system and solar domestic hot water with an option for an electric vehicle charging station.
Andreas Tapakoudes, president and CEO of QSolar commented, “This award represents a significant milestone, signaling rapid adoption of the Spraytek 79 PV System and QSolar's emergence as a strong competitor in the US and South American solar markets. We are also excited in developing our strategic alliance with Ra Power & Light as additional commercial scale projects arise in the next year or so, including wastewater treatment facilities, solar farms and commercial systems for industrial and large scale residential developments in North and South America as.”