Gehrlicher Solar: Successful Market Entry Into the U.S.

With two completed systems and six more currently under construction, Gehrlicher Solar has successfully entered into the U.S. market, Gehrlicher Solar America Corp. announced today. The U.S. subsidiary of Gehrlicher Solar AG, one of the global leaders in commercial solar photovoltaic power systems, began operations in late 2010 and is headquartered in Springfield, NJ. “The expansion into the U.S. market has been an important strategic goal for the Gehrlicher group,” explains Dr. Stefan Parhofer, CEO of Gehrlicher America Corp. “By leveraging our European legacy and combining it with a highly-experienced U.S. management team, we were able to build a powerful organization in a short time,” he added.

Working with NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV), two turnkey rooftop systems have been completed. NJRCEV offers low carbon, clean energy solutions through its residential and commercial solar programs and has developed projects totaling more than 30 MW throughout New Jersey. With a peak performance of 1.35 MW the two systems installed by Gehrlicher Solar, which are located in Edison, NJ, will produce an annual yield of about 1,543,450 kWh. For their construction, 5,520 Yingli solar modules and seven inverters from the manufacturer PV Powered were installed in a total area of 205,000 square feet.

“We are proud to partner with Gehrlicher Solar who have made a commitment to New Jersey, and leverage their expertise to provide our customers with renewable energy solutions,, said Stan Kosierowski, President of NJR Clean Energy Ventures. “The superior quality and efficiency demonstrated by Gehrlicher Solar underscores what a great partner they are. We are now looking at the potential of developing additional projects together.”

Just recently, IKEA, one of the leading global furniture retail chains and a frontrunner in the use of solar energy, announced to have chosen Gehrlicher Solar America Corp. as EPC to install solar systems on several of its stores across the country. “Our office in Springfield, NJ, is ideally located to cover the complete East Coast which offers a huge potential for solar energy,” Dr. Parhofer concluded.