Border States Electric (BSE), Fargo, N.D., announced a distribution agreement with photovoltaic (PV) component manufacturer Centrosolar America Inc., a subsidiary of Centrosolar Group AG, Munich, Germany, to stock and distribute Centrosolar PV panels. The companies are working to target utility, commercial and residential PV solar projects expected to amount to 10 MW through the end of 2010.

BSE will distribute the panels and develop photovoltaic project business with its primary focus in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. BSE will provide a complete line of solar products and supply chain solutions to electrical contractors engaged in the photovoltaic market. As part of the agreement, BSE will stock Centrosolar PV panels at its Phoenix; Albuquerque, N.M.; and Austin, Texas branches.

“Solar is one of our target growth markets identified by our Business Development Team,” said Ryan Seckman, Southwest Business Development Manager for Border States Electric. “Coupled with our current product offering in wind energy and our specialized projects team called Grid Solutions, it adds to our position as a leading distributor in the renewable energy market.”