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Spain’s Acciona Energia reached a three-year deal with India’s Waaree Energies to supply an additional 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of solar PV modules for projects in the U.S., according to a news release.
As part of the agreement announced Nov. 27, Waaree will supply its N type TOPCON modules for projects being developed by Acciona in the U.S. from 2024 to 2026. The solar PV manufacturer has already delivered 850 megawatts of solar PV modules—monocrystalline passivated emitter and rear cell panels—for solar projects in Fort Bend County, Texas; High Point, Illinois; Union, Ohio; and Wharton County, Texas.
“At a time when the U.S. solar sector has faced supply chain challenges, Waaree has showcased its ability to deliver reliable module supplies while demonstrating a commitment toward maintaining product quality standards,” Sunil Rathi, interim CEO & board member of Waaree Solar Americas Inc., said in the news release.
The deal came as solar activity in the U.S. continues to grow. In the first half of 2023, solar power accounted for 5.9 GW of the 16.8 GW of utility-scale electric generating capacity additions in the U.S., according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. More than half of the 35.2 GW of new capacity expected in the second half of 2023 is solar.
So far this year, Waaree Energies supplied more than 4 GW of solar modules to the U.S.
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