Solarfun to double PV shipments to US; announces team expansion

The news comes as the company announces its plans to expand its U.S.-based marketing and customer support team.

Peter Xie, president and chief executive officer of Solarfun, explained: "The U.S. and China markets will be among the most important growth markets for years to come. We are committed to capture an increasing share and are building momentum in the U.S. as we expect to ship 30 to 50 MW to the U.S. in the second half of 2010. Our plans call for a more than doubling in shipment volumes to the U.S. in 2011 to 100 to 150 MW. Our pipeline of business opportunities is encouraging, and these new senior hires will allow us to serve our broadening customer base."

Matt Miller has been appointed as regional manager covering the southwestern U.S. Prior to joining the company, Miller was regional sales manager at CSI Software, where he was responsible for the sale of software tools and professional services into new accounts in the western U.S. Additionally, Graham Landry has been hired as regional manager covering the western U.S. Prior to joining the company, he was a sales representative for medical capital equipment at JM Keckler Medical Co.