Gehrlicher Solar, a German solar energy company that entered the U.S. market in late 2010, has already completed two systems and has six more under construction. The company is headquartered in Springfield, NJ.
“The expansion into the U.S. market has been an important strategic goal for the Gehrlicher group”, explains Dr. Stefan Parhofer, CEO of Gehrlicher America Corp. “By leveraging our European legacy and combining it with a highly-experienced U.S. management team, we were able to build a powerful organization in a short time”, he added.
The two completed projects were completed in partnership with NJR Clean Energy Ventures totaling more than 30 MW throughout New Jersey. The projects will generate about 1,543,450 kWh annually. For their construction, 5,520 Yingli solar modules and seven inverters from the manufacturer PV Powered were installed in a total area of 205,000 square feet.
One of Gehrlicher Solar America’s clients is IKEA, which has chosen the company as EPC to install solar systems on several of its stores across the country.
Article by Antonio Pasolini, a Brazilian writer and video art curator based in London, UK. He holds a BA in journalism and an MA in film and television.