Yingli surpasses 1 GW mark in the Americas

Yingli Solar is celebrating a company milestone after achieving the installation of more than 1 GW of PV modules across the Americas.

The Chinese group said on Tuesday that it had delivered to more than 30,000 projects in North and South America and the Caribbean.

"As one of the only PV module suppliers with a footprint of this magnitude in the region, we are deeply appreciative to our customers for their support,” said Robert Petrina, managing director of Yingli Americas.

Yingli Americas’ projects span the residential, commercial and utility markets, and include more than 28,000 homes, 3,000 institutions and businesses, and 50 utility-scale projects.

According to the California Solar Initiative, 1 GW of installed PV facilities would meet the energy needs of more than 200,000 average American households.

Among the many institutions in the Americas employing Yingli PV modules are Harvard University, Kaiser Permanente hospitals, the New York Jets team headquarters and Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium.

"Solar energy has grown in importance as an investment opportunity throughout the Americas, said Yingli Chairman and CEO Liansheng Miao. “As the world’s largest PV modules manufacturer, we are pleased to contribute to and propel the expansion of this vital clean energy source in the region and around the world."