The US solar market has become so hot its attracting foreign developers hoping to win a piece of the pie.

German solar photovoltaic (PV) company Gehrlicher Solar announced on December 15 that it has successfully entered the US market with two solar installations completed and six more under construction. Gehrlicher Solar America, based in Springfield, New Jersey, was officially formed in late 2010.

“The expansion into the US market has been an important strategic goal for the Gehrlicher group,” said Gehrlicher America CEO Stefan Parhofer.

Gehrlicher is one of a slew of European solar and solar monitoring companies rushing into the American market in recent years as solar panels reach grid parity in the United States.

“Our office in Springfield, NJ, is ideally located to cover the complete East Coast which offers a huge potential for solar energy,” Parhofer said.

For its two New Jersey projects, Gehrlicher partnered with residential and commercial rooftop solar company NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV) to build two rooftop installations in Edison. Together, the two systems will cover 205,000 square feet with 5,520 Yingli solar panels and seven inverters to produce 1,543,450 kWh of electricity for the grid.