California-based low-cost solar module manufacturer Solaria Corporation has expanded its operations into the Chinese market with the construction of a series of large-scale solar projects in China.
The company is also planning to open a high-volume manufacturing facility in China to meet anticipated demand for its products.
Dan Shugar, Solaria’s CEO, said its expansion China was a result of growing demand for its low-cost, high-efficiency cells, which were suited large-scale projects.
“As China expands its deployment of solar energy, there is a big push toward increasing the efficiency and reliability of large-scale solar power plants. These projects require high-yield technology and experienced teams. Solaria’s state-of-the-art solar photovoltaic module technology, reliable tracking systems, and expertise in large-scale project development will be of great value as China moves toward renewable power.”
Zhao Defeng, Solaria China’s business development director said: “Solaria has one of the most successful and experienced teams of solar professionals in the world,” “Solaria’s expertise in ground-mounted, utility-scale projects brings new capabilities to the Chinese solar market.”
Solaria said it was currently working on several megawatt-size projects in the Qinghai province and Inner Mongolia.
The company is also constructing a project for one of China's largest solar power investor-operators, CECEP Solar Technology.
An executive of CECEP Solar said: “Our use of Solaria’s state-of-the-art PV modules exemplifies CECEP’s use of new technologies, and puts us at the forefront of innovations in solar energy production.”
Solaria will install two facilities for GD Solar, a subsidiary of China Guodian Corporation, and Huanghe Hydropower, a subsidiary of China Power Investment Corporation respectively.
The company is planning to equip the solar project in China with Solaria’s STS-AZ ground-mounted, single-axis vertical trackers, which it said would enhance PV energy production and reduce design, installation and operating costs.