Gerry McGowan, Managing Director and Chief Executive of CBD Energy, said “While CBD has been the main supplier of solar panels to Harvey Norman Commercial Division for a number of years, the size and scope of this agreement validates our assessment that there is an appetite for Westinghouse Solar’s products in the Australian market.”
The 5 MW purchase commitment is expected to be delivered over approximately six months following certification, and is subject to the Instant Connect system being certified in Australia.
The certification process is currently underway and is expected to take approximately three months to complete, according to CBD. Once certifications are achieved, the company expects to begin shipping product in the fourth calendar quarter of 2012.
The equipment will be supplied from the United-States based Westinghouse Solar, with which CBD is planning to merge in the third quarter of 2012.