SolarWorld, RGS Energy partner to deploy American-made solar panels nationwide
Partnership pairs largest U.S. solar panel manufacturer with leading solar developer-installer
HILLSBORO, Ore., and LOUISVILLE, Colo., June 18, 2014 – SolarWorld, the largest U.S. solar manufacturer, and RGS Energy (NASDAQ: RGSE), a nationwide provider of turnkey solar energy solutions for residential, commercial and utility customers, have signed a supply agreement that aligns the two leading founders of U.S. solar industry. Both companies have operated in the U.S. solar industry for nearly 40 years.
SolarWorld will supply its high-power, all-black solar panels to RGS Energy for installations nationwide beginning in July. The solar panels will be made by SolarWorld’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Hillsboro, Ore., the largest solar plant in the Western Hemisphere.
“This new supplier agreement brings together America’s largest solar panel manufacturer with one of its most well-established and respected solar developers and installers,” said Mukesh Dulani, U.S. president of SolarWorld. “This new partnership furthers SolarWorld’s strategy of incrementally growing our business in the U.S. market through multiple channels, and we look forward to ensuring that more and more Americans have access to high-quality, high-power solar technology.”
Kam Mofid, chief executive officer of RGS Energy, commented: “Through this new partnership with SolarWorld, we’ll be able to offer our customers more domestically produced products of outstanding quality and performance as well as mitigate exposure to recently imposed import tariffs. We both have a long history of commitment to the U.S. solar market, which aligns well with the accelerating adoption of solar energy across the country.”
SolarWorld and RGS Energy roots can be traced back to the beginning of the commercial solar industry in the 1970s. SolarWorld’s U.S. production dates back to 1975; over the next nearly 40 years, the company’s operations set many major industry milestones, including the world’s first UL listing of a solar panel and first 25-year warranty. In 1978, RGS Energy was one of the first companies to sell solar panels to the public. Since then, RGS Energy has installed more than 22,500 solar energy systems for homes, businesses, schools, government facilities and utilities totaling more than 235 megawatts of clean solar power.
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SolarWorld Americas Inc., the largest U.S. crystalline-silicon solar manufacturer for more than 42 years, produces and sells high-tech solar power solutions and, in doing so, contributes to a cleaner energy supply throughout the Americas. The company maintains 430 megawatts of annual capacity to produce solar cells and 550 MW of capacity to manufacture solar modules. The company’s brand stands for a proven track record of quality and reliability, and SolarWorld is the only producer whose industrial lineage has outlived its products’ 25- and 30-year performance guarantees. SolarWorld upholds high social standards and commits itself to resource- and energy-efficient production. With its program Solar2World, the company supports the expansion of solar power in developing countries in Latin America. Connect with SolarWorld on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and www.solarworld-usa.com.
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About RGS Energy
RGS Energy (NASDAQ: RGSE) is one of the nation’s pioneering solar energy companies, serving commercial, residential, and utility customers. Beginning with one of the very first photovoltaic panels sold to the U.S. public in 1978, the company has installed more than 22,500 solar power systems representing more than 235 megawatts of 100 percent clean renewable energy. RGS Energy makes it very convenient for customers to save on their energy bills by providing a comprehensive solar solution, from design, financing, permitting and installation to ongoing monitoring, maintenance and support. As one of the nation’s largest and most experienced solar power players, the company has 20 offices across the nation. For more information, visit RGSEnergy.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rgsenergy and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/rgsenergy. RGS Energy is a trade name and RGS Energy makes filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission under its official name “Real Goods Solar Inc.”
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