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Gehrlicher Solar America expanding to Massachusetts | Northamerica

Gehrlicher Solar America expanding to Massachusetts

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.
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Posted by Gisela Bühl | 2012-01-27