Solar Planet Power Helps Schools Go Solar

Joanna Schroeder

Solar Planet Power has helped several elementary and high schools in West Jefferson and Blacklick, Ohio go solar. The company commissioned a number of ground and rooftop solar projects during October with each project using ReneSola photovoltaic (PV) modules. Solar Planet has more than 10 megawatts of solar power projects contracts in place to install solar power systems in more than 20 school districts, 10 municipalities, and other facilities including university buildings, hospitals and airports, and has already ordered $200 million in solar PV products from ReneSola.

“Construction on the first round of projects took only 45 days to complete,” said Siyd Tawana, president of Solar Planet. “It was truly a pleasure working with ReneSola to secure the company’s high-efficiency 250 W and 255 W modules in a timely manner. It has turned into a great partnership. We have high expectations when selecting modules for the projects we currently have contracted in our home state of Ohio. We are planning to expand to states on both coasts and look forward to completing those new projects with ReneSola, our long-term partner, whom we believe offers the best quality, size options and efficiencies in today’s solar PV marketplace.”

During 2012, ReneSola, based in San Francisco, California, will deliver 2.2 GW to 2.4 GW of solar PV modules and wafers worldwide.

Kevin Chen, president of ReneSola America, noted, “The American markets are still ripe with tremendous growth potential. With more and more states coming on line and others increasing their renewable portfolio standards, companies with outstanding reputations, such as Solar Planet and ReneSola, will flourish. We look forward to forging more partnerships with other leading developers like Solar Planet to grow the number of high-quality, cost-effective PV projects in North and South America.”

Alternative energy, Clean Energy, Electricity, Renewable Energy, Solar