Strata, ET Solar partner on multi-megawatt project in North Carolina

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Turn-key solar developer Strata Solar is developing six solar power plants in the U.S. state of North Carolina that will have a combined capacity of 23 MW.

Strata Solar will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the plants and has selected Chinese group ET Solar, which operates a subsidiary in San Francisco, California, to supply the modules for the project.

"Our choice of ET Solar’s first in class 300W modules was based on a combination of cost-competitiveness, dependable logistics, and reliable power yield, which offers us the security we expect for our investment," said Strata Solar CEO Markus Wilhelm.

A leading PV developer in the United States, Strata is based in North Carolina, which last year became the United States’ second leading state in terms of installed solar capacity.

North Carolina’s impressive strides in solar installations over the past three years are reflected in Strata’s own growth: the company amassed more than 300 MW of installed utility-scale solar power during that time period. The Chapel Hill-based company has a further 300 MW scheduled for completion in 2014 across more than 40 projects in North Carolina, Tennessee and Missouri, and its pipeline currently stands at well over a gigawatt in seven states.

"As North Carolina actively promotes the adoption of solar energy, these projects will contribute towards the state’s efforts to diversify its energy mix," said ET Solar President and CEO Dennis She.