Leveraging the company’s prime location in the PV market, Suntech Power has been tapped by Petra Solar to form a collaborative marketing alliance to market utility-grade, pole-mounted solar AC Systems for utilities in both the U.S. and elsewhere. The alliance will also see further co-operative development between the two companies on AC module products.
“We recognize that Petra Solar is the leader in the development of innovative utility grade, pole-mounted distributed PV systems”, commented Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Suntech’s Founder, Chairman and CEO. “Their vision to create a market for intelligent solar energy systems attached to utility poles and street lights, which combines distributed solar generation and smart grid technology, has great potential for Suntech. We are excited about the value that we can bring to utility customers as a result of working with Petra Solar.”
Petra Solar’s product line includes the SunWave utility-grade solar AC systems, designed to mount to utility distribution and streetlight poles. The company’s AC Module has received CSA Certification according to UL standards. CSA Qualification for Witness Testing has been achieved for its manufacturing facility in South Plainfield, NJ, where these systems and modules are manufactured.