Hanwha supplies modules for three North Carolina solar projects

Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd. said Oct. 21 that it has signed a deal with O2 Energies to supply 17 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules for three solar projects in North Carolina.

The supply deal will include Hanwha SolarOne’s new S Series modules. The modules will be used at O2 Energies’ Cirrus, Chocowinity and Rockwell solar plants. Construction has commenced on all three projects, which are scheduled to reach completion in December 2014. Hanwha SolarOne’s modules are already being delivered to the three project sites.

“Hanwha SolarOne is thrilled to have O2 Energies as a partner in North Carolina,” said Steve Kang, president of Hanwha SolarOne USA. “We are focused on expanding our presence in new regions around the U.S. as we pursue growth in the North American utility sector.”

“O2 Energies chose the new S series Hanwha module because of its anti-PID  technology and 1000 Volt UL certification, which is important for the string inverter design of our Rockwell Solar project,” said Olee Joel Olsen, president of O2 Energies.

Hanwha SolarOne said it is one of the top 10 photovoltaic module manufacturers in the world, providing cost-competitive, high quality PV modules. It is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, one of the largest business enterprises in South Korea.

O2 Energies is an independent power producer that has developed more than 80 MW of solar farms in the southeastern part of the U.S.

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