Hanwha SolarOne Supplies 6.2 MW of PV Modules to Guatemala
Leading solar module supplier strengthens its presence in Latin America
[Ismaning, 19 March, 2014] Hanwha SolarOne, provider of high-quality, cost competitive solar photovoltaic modules, today announced that it has completed a 6.2 MW delivery of its high quality 72-cell solar modules (HSL72) to a consortium of the Spain-based companies Cobra and Gransolar. The modules will be installed in a new solar park in Rio Hondo, Las Cruces, Guatemala.
Both Gransolar and Cobra specialize in the development, construction, operation and maintenance of renewable energy plants. Last year, Cobra, Gransolar and South African company Kensani installed a total of 155 MW Hanwha SolarOne PV modules in the Letsatsi and Lesedi solar parks in South Africa. The projects are expected to be connected to the grid in the first half of 2014.
"We are very pleased to accompany our long-term customers into new regions," said Ramon Petanas, Director Sales Iberia of Hanwha SolarOne. "Latin America is an area with high potential for solar power.Together with highly experienced EPCs such as Gransolar and Cobra, we hope to contribute to the accelerated deployment of solar installations in emerging markets."
Maengyoon Kim, Managing Director of Hanwha SolarOne GmbH commented, "We see many opportunities in Latin America, and our company is taking the necessary steps to strengthen our presence in the region. In addition to serving EU-based customers active in Latin America from our European offices, the Hanwha Group's global sales network provides local representation in the region."
Recently, Hanwha SolarOne received the Inmetro certification for its HSL module series, a prerequisite for solar modules imports to Brazil.
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The Wuxi Administrative Committee is the committee charged with managing Wuxi New District, a major industrial park in China containing approximately 1,200 enterprises, with the aim of improving the manufacturing capabilities of the park and creating job opportunities. Wuxi New District is located in the suburbs of the city of Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, PRC.
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Cobra has more than sixty years of experience as a leader in the industrial service sector and all fields of applied engineering, from development and construction of new projects to maintenance of industrial and energy infrastructures. The company is a leader in: Energy and water distribution networks, Telecommunication systems, Railways installations, Industrial systems and Energy projects. With its headquarters in Madrid Cobra draws upon an extensive network of 200 offices in Spain and 60 abroad, employing more than 20,000 specialized professionals.
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