Hanwha SolarOne supplies 6.2 MW of PV modules to Guatemala

The Munich-based module manufacturer is expanding its presence in Latin America

Leading solar module supplier strengthens its presence in Latin America.

Hanwha SolarOne has delivered 6.2 MW of its 72-cell solar modules (HSL72) to a consortium of Spanish companies Cobra and Gransolar for a new solar park in Guatemala.

"We are very pleased to accompany our long-term customers into new regions," said Ramon Petanas, director sales Iberia at Hanwha SolarOne. "Latin America is an area with high potential for solar power.Together with highly experienced EPCs such as Gransolar and Cobra, we hope to contribute to the accelerated deployment of solar installations in emerging markets."

Maengyoon Kim, managing director of Hanwha SolarOne GmbH, added, "We see many opportunities in Latin America, and our company is taking the necessary steps to strengthen our presence in the region. In addition to serving EU-based customers active in Latin America from our European offices, the Hanwha Group’s global sales network provides local representation in the region."

Hanwha SolarOne is appears eager to expand operations in Latin America. The company recently received the Inmetro certification for its HSL module series, a prerequisite for solar modules imports to Brazil.

The Guatamala plant, located in Rio Hondo, Las Cruces, is not the first project from Gransolar and Cobra that Hanwha SolarOne has supplied. The Spanish companies, which specialize in the development, construction, operation and maintenance of renewable energy plants, last year partnered with South African company Kensani on the Letsatsi and Lesedi solar parks in South Africa, installing a total of 155 MW Hanwha SolarOne PV modules at the sites. The projects are expected to be connected to the grid in the first half of 2014.