New U.S. federal projects have been awarded to REC Solar totalling 9.1MW. To date, REC Solar has been awarded over 20MW of such projects in the U.S. The new projects include five from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and one from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service, as well as two utility projects. All the projects are expected to be completed by December 2011, the company said.
REC Solar said that it would design and install five solar arrays using its own modules on VA hospitals in California, Arizona and Florida, located on roof, ground or carport-mounted arrays and tailored to each location.
With respect to the USDA Forest Service installation, this will be a ground-mounted system located in the greater Los Angeles, CA, area. REC Solar said it would also construct a 1.1 MW ground-mounted array for a municipal utility in Hayward, CA, and a 1.21 MW array for interconnection to the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) grid in Kapaa, HI.
“This latest pipeline of government contracts demonstrates that REC Solar has solidified itself as the solar provider federal agencies and municipal utilities count on,” said CEO Angiolo Laviziano. “With more than 20MW awarded by government agencies to date, we have proven that REC Solar consistently exceeds the most stringent standards and expectations.”