San Francisco, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] BP Solar and Petra Solar Inc. announced plans to cooperate in the development of Alternating Current (AC) solar module products, initially targeting distributed utility-scale projects. The companies will integrate Petra Solar microinverter and smart grid capabilities with specially designed BP Solar photovoltaic (PV) solar module expertise.
BP said that the utility solar PV market is expanding rapidly and that combining Petra Solar’s products with BP Solar PV modules will create a new market in addition to expanding both company’s activities in the solar space.
“BP Solar is a leader in the PV industry and has been producing products of high quality and proven reliability that have been tested in the field for over 20 years. BP Solar also has a track record of developing large scale solar PV farms in collaboration with the world’s leading utilities,” said Dr. Shihab Kuran, founder, president and CEO of Petra Solar. “In addition to global reach, BP Solar also brings research and development along with manufacturing expertise, combined with a commitment to developing the U.S. market. It is truly a unique partner for Petra Sola.”