Trina Solar Limited, a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, founded in 1997, announced today that shipments began this month to provide more than 13,400 solar PV modules to power the Atlantic City Convention Center (“ACCC”) in New Jersey, United States. This supply comes as part of a signed agreement with general contractor American Capital Energy, who is managing project integration and installation for Pepco Energy Services and the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority (“ACCVA”). The agreement provides for up to four additional megawatts (“MW”) to be supplied during 2009.
Once complete, the ACCC project will be North America’s largest single roof-mounted solar array, with approximately 17200 square meters of solar panels for a system size of approximately 2.4 MW. The system is expected to generate over 2.8 million kilowatt-hours of energy per year, or enough to power 280 US homes. The system is being developed under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with Pepco Energy Services, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc., and will provide the ACCC with energy savings of $4.4 million over 20 years.
“We are very pleased that Trina Solar modules were chosen for this landmark roof-mounted system,” stated Jifan Gao, Trina Solar’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We are delighted to work with a proven solar system developer such as American Capital Energy as we enter this key growth market to provide efficient, clean solar energy in the years ahead.”
Tom Hunton, President of North Chelmsford, Massachusetts based American Capital Energy, remarked, “Trina Solar is our preferred provider on this project due to their ability to deliver a superior product on time and within budget. We look forward to working with them as a key partner on this and future projects as more large organizations recognize the quantifiable return on investment a commercial-scale solar implementation offers.”
About Trina Solar Limited
Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) is a well recognized manufacturer of high quality modules and has a long history as a solar PV pioneer since it was founded in 1997 as a system installation company. Trina Solar is one of the few PV manufacturers that has developed a vertically integrated business model from the production of monocrystalline and multicrystalline ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of high quality modules. Trina Solar’s products provide reliable and environmentally-friendly electric power for a growing variety of end-user applications worldwide. For further information, please visit Trina Solar’s website at http://www.trinasolar.com
About American Capital Energy
American Capital Energy provides full-service solar energy project integration and installation for large commercial enterprises. The company is committed to furthering the utilization of solar energy by America’s most forward-thinking companies by offering customized turnkey solar systems designed for long term performance and verifiable return on investment. Interested media may contact Richard Schineller at +1(941)780-8100 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info, visit http://www.americancapitalenergy.com. Also visit the website of the Atlantic City Convention Center for further details on this project: http://www.accenter.com/goinggreen.asp
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