S-Energy develops 9MW in California

The Korean photovoltaic manufacturer, a spin-off of Samsung Electronics, will supply modules for the project to commence in September 2011. It is expected to be completed by March 2012.

The project will be the first time that a Korean photovoltaic module and system producer will single-handedly develop and operate a solar power plant in the U.S. and S-Energy opened a U.S. subsidiary earlier this year. This company also claims that this nine MW project will be the first in a strategy to build 120 MW of solar power plants in the U.S. in the near future.

S-Energy’s Lee Yong Ho says that the company has minimized production costs, “based on establishing horizontal integration in the procurement structure, S-Energy has stably secured upstream materials and significantly lowers (sic.) manufacturing costs.”