BYD secures contract to supply solar modules for power plants in US

Chinese new energy technology company BYD has secured a multi-million-dollar contract to supply 170MW solar modules for PV power plants in the US.

This is BYD’s largest single solar module order in North America.

The firm will supply the solar modules to NextEra Energy, a US-based renewable energy project developer.

BYD also plans to launch high-voltage B-Box home energy storage system in the US later this year.

BYD Solar Division managing director Tom Zhao said that the operation of the integrated PV and energy storage project in the UK helped set the stage for a breakthrough in the US market.

Zhao added: “The U.K. project provided real proof that solar can provide power comparable with conventional energy sources.

"BYD not only successfully enables the commercial operation of solar power we also are proactively exploring possibilities in wind power.”

Since its installation a year ago, BYD’s energy storage system, which powers the 60-MWh project in the UK, has been responding quickly to the grid’s demand.