Hanwha SolarOne announced that it has completed a 6.2 MW delivery of its high quality 72-cell solar modules (HSL72) to a consortium of the Spain-based companies Cobra and Gransolar. The modules will be installed in a new solar park in Rio Hondo, Las Cruces, Guatemala.
Both Gransolar and Cobra specialize in the development, construction, operation and maintenance of renewable energy plants. Last year, Cobra, Gransolar and South African company Kensani installed a total of 155 MW Hanwha SolarOne PV modules in the Letsatsi and Lesedi solar parks in South Africa. The projects are expected to be connected to the grid in the first half of 2014.
"We are very pleased to accompany our long-term customers into new regions," said Ramon Petanas, Director Sales Iberia of Hanwha SolarOne. "Latin America is an area with high potential for solar power. Together with highly experienced EPCs such as Gransolar and Cobra, we hope to contribute to the accelerated deployment of solar installations in emerging markets."
Maengyoon Kim, Managing Director of Hanwha SolarOne GmbH commented, "We see many opportunities in Latin America, and our company is taking the necessary steps to strengthen our presence in the region. In addition to serving EU-based customers active in Latin America from our European offices, the Hanwha Group's global sales network provides local representation in the region."
Recently, Hanwha SolarOne received the Inmetro certification for its HSL module series, a prerequisite for solar modules imports to Brazil.