Gehrlicher Solar America expanding to Massachusetts
The international photovoltaic company completed two additional solar power plants.
Springfield, NJ. Gehrlicher Solar America today announced the completion of two additional commercial solar installations in the US. With the completion of a 151 kW ground-mounted system in North Dartmouth, MA, Gehrlicher Solar has successfully entered the Massachusetts market and plans over the course of 2012 to build at least 5 MW of projects in the state.
The Dartmouth system covers approximately seven acres in a semi-rural residential area and is expected to generate an average of 186,500 kilowatt-hours per year, which will provide 90 percent of the electricity used at the site. In this installation, the Gehrtec® Base, the racking system for ground-mounted systems from Gehrlicher Solar, was installed for the first time in the US. The Gehrtec® Base is suitable for a wide range of module technologies and sizes; and enables both the orientation and tilt of each module to be individually adjusted.
The second project completed is a 322 kW rooftop system in Swedesboro, NJ. The system has been acquired by a group of private investors who will sell energy under a power purchase agreement to a cold storage facility, owned by KMT brrr! LLC.
“Both projects have a strategic relevance to us”, explains Dr. Stefan Parhofer, CEO of Gehrlicher Solar America Corp. “We perceive great potential in Massachusetts and are currently receiving many inquiries from there. It has a very interesting Solar Renewable Energy Certificates market, and while that of New Jersey still remains challenging, although New Jersey also remains an attractive market for Solar”, Dr. Parhofer concluded.