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Distribution agreement opens Australian market for Chinese PV company

Yingli Green Energy has entered a sales framework agreement with Australia electric wholesaler L&H Solar + Solutions

Yingli Green Energy's PV modules
L&H will distribute Yingli Green Energy's PV modules through more than 200 electrical wholesale outlet

A Chinese energy firm is signing an agreement with an Australian electricity wholesaler to distribute their products in Australia and New Zealand.

Yingli Green Energy, who markets their products under Yingli Solar, established a sales framework agreement with Australia’s L&H Solar + Solutions, a subsidiary for L&H Group.

As par the terms of the agreement, L&H will distribute Yingli Green Energy's monocrystalline PV modules, PANDA Series, and the high-performing multicrystalline PV modules, YGE Series, through more than 200 electrical wholesale outlets, as well as to over 30,000 electrical contractors and solar partners across Australia and New Zealand.

The move reflects Australia’s leadership in adopting solar PV technologies in the Asia Pacific region. “By cooperating with partners like L&H and the efforts of our highly professional local sales team, we are paving the way for further expansion in Australia and New Zealand." said Liansheng Miao, chairman and CEO of Yingli Green Energy.

Daman Cole, Commercial Director of Yingli Australia added "We are proud to be working with L&H Solar + Solutions, a company with a history that extends as far back as the days when electricity was first deployed in Australia. Our agreement will substantially increase Yingli Green Energy's market penetration."

Claude Picinali, General Manager of L&H said "As part of the largest electrical distribution group globally, we are excited about partnering with Yingli Green Energy. Already an integral global partner, the addition of Yingli Green Energy to our offer in Australia and New Zealand will further extend our great value to our customers."

US, as well as BRIC, firms are tapping into Australia’s growing solar market. In June 2012, US company First Solar announced they would provide two PV projects for AGL Energy under Australia’s Solar Flagship Programme, a programme providing support for national and international organisations wanting to construct solar projects in the country.