China’s ReneSola said on Tuesday that it expected module deliveries in North Carolina to reach 63 MW due to its partnership with local solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm SunEnergy1.
One of the states leading EPC companies, SunEnergy1 is on track to complete 63 MW worth of projects consisting of more than 210,000 ReneSola Virtus II high efficiency 300 W and 305 W 72-cell polycrystalline PV modules.
SunEnergy1 began working with ReneSola in 2013 and the significant amount of product it ordered is a sign of confidence in the brand, the company said.
SunEnergy1 is currently working on three large-scale solar farms for Duke Energy Renewables in North Carolina that will use 140,000 ReneSola modules.
"Our business model requires our module supplier to possess nimble logistical capabilities and domestically held inventory, and to consistently provide top quality durable modules," said SunEnergy1 CEO Kenny Habul. "ReneSola has gone above and beyond our expectations, proving their ability to satisfy our high requirements, resulting in what we expect will be a long-term relationship with one of the nation’s leading PV module suppliers. We’ve worked with a number of other module suppliers in the past, but are more confident dealing with ReneSola due to the high level of service and product quality they deliver."
ReneSola America President Kevin Chen added, "Our cooperation with SunEnergy1 was a major driver of growth of our U.S. shipments in 2013, after entering the market only two years ago. SunEnergy1’s orders will account for a substantial share of our total U.S. deliveries this year, as a number of our U.S. wins in 2013 will be shipped after year-end."
SunEnergy1 has focused on utility-scale installations in the Southeastern U.S., where Chen said the company was a "true force to be reckoned with," adding that SunEnergy1 had become "the go-to EPC firm for major PV project developers in the Southeast."