Yingli Green Energy surpasses 1 GW milestone in the Americas

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Greentech Lead Asia: Yingli Green Energy announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Yingli Green Energy Americas has achieved the historic milestone of more than 1 GW of PV modules delivered to over 30,000 projects across the American continents and the Caribbean.

Yingli Americas’ projects span the residential, commercial, and utility markets, and include more than 28,000 homes; 3,000 institutions and businesses; and 50 utility-scale projects. According to California Solar Initiative, 1 GW of installed PV facilities would meet the energy needs of over 200,000 average American households.

Some of Yingli Green Energy customers include Harvard University, Kaiser Permanente hospitals, the New York Jets team headquarters, and Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium.

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“Solar energy has grown in importance as an investment opportunity throughout the Americas. As the world’s largest PV modules manufacturer, we are pleased to contribute to and propel the expansion of this vital clean energy source in the region and around the world,” said Liansheng Miao, chairman and CEO of Yingli Green Energy.

With 2,450 MW of vertically integrated annual production capacity, Yingli Green Energy’s manufacturing covers the photovoltaic value chain from ingot casting and wafering through solar cell production and module assembly.

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