SANTA CLARA, CA / ACCESSWIRE / April 12, 2021 / SPI Energy Co., Ltd. ("SPI Energy" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:SPI), a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, logistics and utility customers and investors, today announced, through its wholly-owned subsidiary SPI Solar, Inc., the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire the MA Lovers Lane 6.5 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) and 5.45 megawatt hour (MWh) energy storage project in Massachusetts from a third-party developer. The project will sell power through Massachusetts' SMART program and will provide community solar subscriptions to national grid customers. The project is expected to come online in 2022.
This acquisition expands SPI's community solar project business, and when complete, SPI will have community solar offerings in Oregon and Massachusetts.
Mr. Xiaofeng Peng, Chief Executive Officer of SPI Energy, commented, "We are excited to acquire our first PV and Storage project here in the US," Mr. Peng added, "By expanding our business into the Massachusetts, we are able to show that SPI's plan for growth is continuing to be implemented with PV, storage and community solar in utility-scale projects."
New analysis from IHS Markit projects that installations of energy storage capacity globally will exceed 10 gigawatts (GW) in 2021, more than doubling the 4.5 GW increase in 2020. The energy storage industry will begin significant multi-year growth in 2021, continuing until 2030, as the technology begins to form a core component of power grids in developed markets and new opportunities in developing markets continue to emerge.
About SPI Energy Co., Ltd.
SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (the "Company") is a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, logistics and utility customers and investors. The Company provides a full spectrum of EPC services to third party project developers, as well as develops, owns and operates solar projects that sell electricity to the grid in multiple countries, including the U.S., U.K., Greece, Japan and Italy. The Company has its US headquarters in Santa Clara, California and maintains global operations in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. SPI is also targeting strategic investment opportunities in green industries such as battery storage and charging stations, leveraging the Company's expertise and growing base of cash flow from solar projects and funding development of projects in agriculture and other markets with significant growth potential.
For more information on SPI Energy and its subsidiaries, the Company recommends that stockholders, investors and any other interested parties read the Company's public filings and press releases available under the Investor Relations section at www.SPIgroups.com or available at www.sec.gov.
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