SolarWorld Supplying Solar to the US Department of Defense
SolarWorld has been in the U.S. market for 30 years, and even though it is the largest domestic manufacturer of PV modules, its US market share is still growing! SolarWorld is working with project manager AMEC, an international engineering and project management company, and partner SolSource Inc., a Denver-based solar engineering, procurement and installation firm, on a new contract to supply Sun modules to the US Dept of Defense's 1.2 megawatts solar power plant at the Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado. More than 5 thousand of SolarWorld's new 220/230 watt modules are expected to be installed here.
SolarWorld's modules represent a high performance class where a large power yield can be derived from a small area. The modules meet the stringent quality requirements. Moreover, the PV cells are made from Hillsboro, Oregon, and all raw materials and components are produced in the U.S. Other 2009 projects carrying Solar World PV modules can be found in the Los Angeles County Metropolitan, San Jose State University, and Orange Country Convention Center.
Check out our interview with a representative from SolarWorld at this year's Intersolar conference. And if you have any questions for Solar World please post them here and we will get you answers!