Springfield, NJ. 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.

About Gehrlicher Solar America Corp. (GSAC)

GSAC is the United States subsidiary of an internationally renowned photovoltaic system integrator.  The U. S. -Based business began operations in late 2010 and is headquartered in Springfield, N.J.
GSAC specializes in the full-lifecycle of commercial solar projects, including design, construction management, and financing. To date, GSAC has over 10 MW of commercial projects in development across the U.S., as well as a recently launched a U.S.-based wholesale business offering solar modules, inverters, and proprietary components from our GehrTec product portfolio. For further information, please visit www.gehrlicher.com/us.

About Gehrlicher Solar AG
Gehrlicher Solar AG is an internationally operating photovoltaic company from Germany with subsidiaries and joint ventures in Brazil, France, Great Britain, India, Italy, Spain, South Africa and the USA. Gehrlicher Solar has around 400 employees worldwide and generated a total of 343 million Euros in sales in the fiscal year of 2010. The company which was founded in 1994 develops, plans, builds, finances, and operates solar power plants for ground mounting and for roofs – from private houses to multi-megawatt systems. In addition, it distributes solar modules and inverters as well as components from its own GehrTec product range. Gehrlicher Solar also plans, sets up and manages profit-oriented photovoltaic funds and private placements for private and institutional investors. For further information, please visit www.gehrlicher.com.

Press Contact Gehrlicher Solar America Corp.
Liliana Arrieta • Public Relations Manager
21 Fadem Road. Springfield, NJ 07081 (USA)
Phone: 908-219-4379 • Fax: 908-219-4375
E-mail: Liliana.Arrieta@gehrlicher.com
Internet: www.gehrlicher.us

Press Contact Gehrlicher Solar AG
Sarah Wulle • Public Relations Manager
Max-Planck-Str. 3 • 85609 Dornach near Munich (Germany)
Phone: +49 89 420792-178 • Fax: +49 89 420792-8170
E-mail: sarah.wulle@gehrlicher.com
Internet: www.gehrlicher.com