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China’s Yingli surpasses 1GW PV milestone in Americas

Chinese PV manufacturer Yingli Green Energy announces solar modules have been delivered to over 30,000 PV projects in the US, South America and the Caribbean

Chinese solar power developer Yingli Green Energy has announced it has delivered more than 1GW of PV modules to the Americas. The Chinese solar company, one of the world's largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, has supplied its solar modules to over 30,000 projects across the US, South America and the Caribbean. The figure is a historic milestone for the company.

The US branch of the Chinese firm Yingli Americas has provided PV products to residential, commercial, and utility markets.. This includes more than 28,000 homes, 3,000 institutions and businesses and 50 utility-scale projects.

The news follows Yingli Green Energy's mission to expand worldwide, including plans to enter Australia and the aim to focus on supplying to growth markets, announced earlier this month. Mr Liansheng Miao, chairman and CEO of Yingli Green Energy, said: "Solar energy has grown in importance as an investment opportunity throughout the Americas."

Mr Robert Petrina, managing director of Yingli Americas added: "As one of the only PV module suppliers with a footprint of this magnitude in the region, we are deeply appreciative to our customers for their support. And we could not have reached this milestone without our team, who consistently raise the standard for customer service and dedication to delivering quality products."

According to the California Solar Initiative, 1GW of installed PV facilities meets the energy needs of over 200,000 average US households.

Yingli has said many iconic institutions across the Americas use the company's PV modules. This includes Harvard University, Kaiser Permanente hospitals, the New York Jets team headquarters, and Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium.