Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), a leading solar energy company and one of the world's largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, which markets its products under the brand "Yingli Solar," announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Americas ("Yingli 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.
"As one of the only PV module suppliers with a footprint of this magnitude in the region, we are deeply appreciative to our customers for their support. And we could not have reached this milestone without our team, who consistently raise the standard for customer service and dedication to delivering quality products," commented Mr. Robert Petrina, Managing Director of Yingli Americas.
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 the California Solar Initiative, 1 GW of installed PV facilities would meet the energy needs of over 200,000 average American households.
Many iconic institutions in the Americas use Yingli Green Energy's PV modules, including Harvard University, Kaiser Permanente hospitals, the New York Jets team headquarters, and Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium.
"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," commented Mr. Liansheng Miao, Chairman and CEO of Yingli Green Energy.