Suniva to power City of Raleigh

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Suniva to power City of Raleigh


By Greentech
Lead Team:
Suniva, a manufacturer of high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar
cells and modules, announced that its solar modules will power the 500 kilowatt
(kW) rooftop solar array at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North
Carolina.

The rooftop
solar array will consist of approximately 2,080 Suniva modules and projected to
offset Raleigh’s energy use by as much as 725,000 kWh annually, the equivalent
of removing 500 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere.

Raleigh
Convention solar array will be the second-largest convention center
photovoltaic installation in the United States.

Solar
engineer and developer, FLS Energy partnered with electrical contractor,
PowerWorks to construct the Raleigh Convention Center solar system. The
construction scheduled for completion in April 2012.

“Suniva is
pleased to partner with PowerWorks and FLS Energy in the commissioning of the
convention center solar array. This will support the renewable energy demands
of the City of Raleigh for years to come,” said Bryan Ashley, chief marketing
officer for Suniva.  

The use of
Suniva’s U.S.-sourced, solar modules, as well as other regionally manufactured
products, helped the joint FLS Energy and PowerWorks proposal win the bid.

“PowerWorks
is excited to be involved in the development and installation of such an iconic
solar project. The partnership between PowerWorks, FLS Energy and Suniva has
assured that the City of Raleigh and the Raleigh Convention Center will enjoy
one of the highest-quality photovoltaic systems in the country,” said Al
Fiore, CEO of PowerWorks.  

Suniva
recently announced that it is powering a 1 megawatt (MW) solar farm at the
Chattanooga Airport. Implemented by Inman Solar, the 1 MW installation is the
first phase of a 3MW project by the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority
(CMAA), designed to reduce pollution, waste and energy consumption.


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