March 1, 2013 - Schletter was awarded a 100MW (installed PV capacity) supply agreement with Strata Solar. The partnership agreement is expected to be completed within 2013.
In mid-2012 Schletter, announced plans to triple its manufacturing capacity with the addition of an eastern facility. Since this announcement, the company is near production ready in its Shelby, North Carolina manufacturing plant. With the expansion, Schletter is unmatched in manufacturing capacity in the solar mounting market. The combination of Schletter's gigawatt output capacity and the proximity to several key Strata Solar proposed installation sites were key factors in Strata selection decision.
"Schletter offers an unrivaled package of products and services," says Martin Hausner, CEO of Schletter Inc. "We understand that Strata Solar demands the highest quality products, superior reliability, and a fast delivery schedule from its supply partners. Schletter is uniquely posed to meet these demands through unmatched production capacity, ability to offer decreased shipping costs, and negotiated pricing on commodities."
"Strata and Schletter are long standing partners and we are very pleased to be announcing a commitment to the continuation of this relationship," says Markus Wilhelm, CEO of Strata Solar. "Schletter represents another chapter in the continuing story of long term job growth in the solar industry. Their new facility in North Carolina is going to provide hundreds of local jobs in a county that has been hard hit by the recession. We are proud to be playing a critical role in the re-employment of the citizens of the southeast."