Chinese solar panel maker, Yingli Green Energy , has entered into a solar panel supply agreement with San Diego-based Borrego Solar Systems Inc. . Under the terms of the agreement, Yingli expects to supply Borrego Solar with up to 40 megawatts (MW) of solar panels in 2015. Borrego Solar plans to use Yingli’s multicrystalline panels for commercial and utility solar projects in the growing U.S. solar market.
The two companies entered into their first supply agreement in 2008, and since then Borrego Solar has installed 114 MW of Yingli Solar panels. Last year, Borrego Solar completed several high-profile solar energy systems using Yingli panels, including the Anaheim Convention Center project (Anaheim, Calif., 2.4 MW dc); the First Wind Warren projects (Warren, Mass., 17.0 MW dc); and the Seneca project (Victorville, Calif., 8.3 MW dc).
“This supply agreement with Yingli allows us to continue providing our commercial and utility customers with the quality and cost competiveness they’ve come to expect,” said Aaron Hall, president of Borrego Solar. “We source from a variety of technology vendors so that our engineers can design a system that is optimized for energy production and affordability. Our decision to continue working with Yingli is based on a strong six year track record and our confidence in their technology and operational support.”
Yingli is also pleased to continue their relationship with Borrego:
Liansheng Miao, chairman and chief executive officer of Yingli Green Energy, commented, “We are happy to bring green jobs and clean power to the U.S. in partnership with Borrego Solar. We’ve had a chance to get to know their team since their beginning, and we are proud partners.”
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