Phono Solar, a provider of integrated solar solutions, delivered 15 MW of 310 W polycrystalline solar modules to Greenskies Renewable Energy, a Middletown, CT-based turnkey solar energy provider, for the first phase of their Target Corp. solar project portfolio.
Phono Solar delivered 16,031 solar PV modules to 30 Target outlets across the United States, which will result in approximately 20-30 percent energy savings per location. Greenskies has now installed rooftop solar systems at 101 stores to complete the first stage of Target’s solar initiative, and is planning an additional 79 installations for the big-box retailer as part of the second phase of construction, scheduled to be completed by Q2 of 2017.
“Phono Solar has been a very reliable and responsive partner, and their level of service far surpasses most of their competition,” said Allen Sabins, Vice President of Procurement and Technology at Greenskies. “Based on our market research and third party feedback, we were able to draw the simple conclusion that Phono has a superior product in the marketplace, and after working with them on the execution side of several projects, we realized their support group was superior to the marketplace as well.”
Phono Solar named Greenskies as one of two U.S. recipients of the company’s 2015 Best Business Partner Award.
“Greenskies was selected for their outstanding communication and flexibility during their nationwide Target store installation project,” said Bob Onofrey, Vice President of Sales for Phono Solar, “Dealing with dozens of stores and contractors in such a short period of time posed logistical challenges but Greenskies did a tremendous job streamlining the projects to keep the installations on-track.”
In recent news, Phono Solar qualified as one of two module manufacturers to have scored top-tier results during a series of module reliability tests commissioned by DNV-GL. Phono Solar’s modules excelled particularly in the areas of potential induced degradation (PID), thermal cycling and mechanical load testing. The DNV-GL PV Module Reliability Scorecard Report allows investors and developers to execute effective procurement strategies to ensure project longevity.
— Solar Builder magazine