Tripled Manufacturing Capacity Leads to 100 MW Supply Agreement

Schletter and Strata Solar reach agreement for 100 MW (installed PV capacity) of solar mounting systems for 2013

Schletter, a global manufacturer of solar mounting systems, was awarded a 100 MW (installed PV capacity) supply agreement with Strata Solar, a leading installer/service provider of utility, commercial, and residential PV systems. 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."

About Schletter
Schletter (www.schletter.us) has designed, developed, and manufactured solar mounting products in the U.S. since 2008, while backed with more than 20-years of solar mounting experience from Schletter GmbH. Since opening its United States facility in Tucson, Arizona Schletter Inc. has manufactured more than 800 MW of installed PV mounting systems. Schletter Inc. offers products for roof mount and ground mount systems for residential, commercial, and utility scale photovoltaic systems. Schletter Inc. is an independent subsidiary of Schletter GmbH, which operates subsidiaries in eleven countries with more than 1,800 employees worldwide. For more information on Schletter GmbH, please visit www.schletter.de.

About Strata Solar
Strata Solar LLC is a leading provider of complete solar energy systems and installations. In addition to turnkey services for the complete design, construction and installation of utility and commercial photovoltaic and solar thermal systems, Strata Solar provides a full array of engineering, procurement and construction EPC services, separately, as needed, to solar developers and companies interested in clean renewable energy. Headquartered in its LEED Silver certified office and showroom in Chapel Hill and expansive warehouse nearby, Strata Solar also has operations in California. Visit www.stratasolar.com for more information.

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Press Contacts:
Blair Schooff
VP Marketing & Sales
Strata Solar
1119 US 15 501 Hwy South, Suite 101
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Tel: 919.960.6015 x116
eMail: bschooff@stratasolar.com

Angela Kliever
Dir. of Marketing
Schletter Inc.
3761 E Farnum Place
Tucson, Arizona 85706
Tel: 520.289.8726
eMail: angela.kliever@schletter.us

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