The project, named Cottonwood, is located in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. The installation was handled by Greencells USA Inc., and the project was successfully completed within the agreed upon time-frame, owing to the meticulous planning and capable execution by Greencells USA. Vikram Solar was chosen as the module supplier due to its high quality products and reliable track record with clients around the world.
Vikram Solar’s Eldora 72 cell 315 and 320 wp polycrystalline modules were used in commissioning the 4.2 MW ground mounted solar project. 13,072 (6,536×2) are the total number of modules used for the project. These are high output modules having reduced ‘cell to module’ power loss, excellent low light response, and are accompanied by a 27 year linear power output warranty. The solar plant is expected to generate 6.72 GWh green energy per year.
The installation process faced many challenges like: hurricanes which delayed the execution process and the perfect accuracy required to efficiently utilize the single axis tracker systems installed alongside the panels etc., however, Greencells USA Inc. and Vikram Solar Limited worked very well together to bring the 4.2 MW solar plant online.
Davide Marro, Head of Sales (Europe), Modules, Vikram Solar commented, “It is a privilege to be chosen from today’s crowd of module manufacturers. We enjoyed working extremely closely with the entire project team at Greencells in order to maintain and fulfill their high standards. I congratulate them on their first solar plant in the USA and look forward to our next joint project.“
Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Andreas Hoffmann, CEO Greencells Group said, “There is no second chance for a first impression. Hence, in our first large solar project in the US, we were very particular about proven high quality standards, extended linear performance guarantees combined with an affordable technology. Our clients have a clear expectation and so do we. Vikram Solar’s global track record and their astonishing commitment from Day 1, left us no doubt as to have found a trustworthy partner.”