Sterling and Wilson Solar Solutions Inc., the world’s number 1 EPC outside of China according to IHS Markit, announced the incorporation of a subsidiary in the United States and the opening of its local headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz., to now focus on the U.S. solar market. The company is privately held and forms a part of the $6 billion Shapoorji Pallonji group, an engineering and construction concern with a rich 150 year history. Corporate headquarters for the solar business is Dubai, UAE.
Plans for the U.S.
As the acceleration of growth in the energy sector has increased worldwide, Sterling and Wilson has ventured into the solar, wind, and energy storage markets, covering the entire canvas of the renewable energy sector. Backed by its robust resources in project management, project implementation, and project engineering, the wholly owned U.S. subsidiary will mirror the global service offerings for solar and energy storage.
These offerings include project development support, design and engineering, supply chain management, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance for utility-scale project developers, independent power producers and utility customers. The U.S. market expansion follows the recent IHS Markit recognition for being the world’s largest Solar EPC outside of China.
First project announced
The newly formed subsidiary has already made a quick entry into the U.S. market with over 50 MWp of turnkey solar projects under contract for EPC and/or Co-Development services. Asked about the strategic expansion Bikesh Ogra, Group CEO – Solar said: “The U.S. is an important long-term mar-ket for Sterling and Wilson, and we firmly believe that the energy industry will continue shifting to-wards renewables, particularly solar and storage. Sterling and Wilson looks forward to bringing its global reputation of safely delivering high quality projects, and we are very pleased with the U.S. team’s rapid success.”
R.T. Weber, Vice President of Business Development in the U.S. adds: “We are excited to leverage our experienced team here in the U.S. market, and are honored to be recognized as the #2 EPC in the world as per IHS Markit Q1 2018 Solar EPC & O&M Tracker report. Pairing up our team’s relationships and local knowledge with our global EPC resources and expertise, we can offer customers high-quality solar and storage facilities at the competitive prices needed in the U.S. market. The financial strength of Sterling and Wilson and its global footprint also allow us to invest in projects at various development stages and support developers to bring their projects to the finish line.”
— Solar Builder magazine