Beverly Hills, Calif., March 15, 2010 – Fidelis Energy entered into a long-term solar module supply agreement with TinSol Energy, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Fidelis will begin shipments against this contract during the first quarter of 2011. Product will ship from Fidelis’s Chinese plant scheduled to come online during the fourth quarter of 2010.
Wes L. Volker, Managing Director of TSEL, said: “We selected Fidelis as our partner for these large installations due to the benefits of the Solar Cell technology owned by Fidelis, particularly its very competitive cost and excellent performance. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Fidelis as we grow our energy business in Africa.”
“The environmental benefits of solar energy are critical to addressing the global warming challenge facing all of us. The electricity generated as a result of the deployment and use of the PV modules we will sell to TSEL will avoid the annual emission of nearly 600,000 metric tons of CO2 that would result if the electricity were generated by coal-fired power plants,” said James Poole, CEO of Fidelis Energy.
Fidelis Energy announced up to $80 million of new financing in February 2010, for the purpose of expanding its photovoltaic manufacturing capacity. Fidelis plans to expand its annual manufacturing capacity by about 150 MW in each of the next several years.
Fidelis Energy is an energy company focused on developing, constructing and operating solar energy projects exclusively or in partnership with other energy companies. Fidelis is also in the development stage of designing solar photovoltaic (PV) cell technology products and plans to manufacture and distribute these products in the future.