China's Yingli Green Energy tapped for 15 MW of solar power in California

Chinese photovoltaic manufacturer Yingli Green Energy will provide 15 megawatts of solar power to Kaiser Permanente hospitals in California.
Written by Andrew Nusca, Contributor

Chinese photovoltaic manufacturer Yingli Green Energyhas been selected to provide 15 megawatts of solar modules for 16 solar power systems in California.

The company says it will deliver almost 65,000 multicrystalline modules to San Francisco-based Swinerton Renewable Energy for installation at several Kaiser Permanente hospitals and office facilities in the state operated by Recurrent Energy.

The important point here: the continued deployment of increasingly larger solar projects will help the technology prove itself at the scale necessary to make an impact on the nation's overall energy mix.

The announcement was made at the Intersolar North America conference in San Francisco.

Yingli Green Energy is a vertically integrated solar manufacturer, which means that it covers the entire photovoltaic supply chain, from the production of polysilicon to ingot casting and wafering to solar cell production and module assembly.

The Baoding, China-based company's current production capacity is just over 600 megawatts per year, and it has 300 MW and 100 MW expansion projects in the queue, bringing the company's total capacity to 1 gigawatt by the end of 2010.

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

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