Sunpreme Inc., a US-based solar photovoltaic company that designs and manufactures its own cells and panels, announced the commissioning of a 82-kW rooftop solar system at the Gurudwara Sahib in Fremont, California. The system is one of the largest rooftop solar installations to use Sunpreme’s advanced solar PV technology that will generate 150,000kWh of clean, emission free electricity annually – while providing a centerpiece to their holistic approach to environmental stewardship.
Sunpreme’s highly reliable and Bi-facial panels coupled with inverters and racking systems are designed to maximize energy production. The solar panels installed are the Maxima GxB280, 60 Cell, 280-W product that is UL and IEC certified. These tempered double glass, frameless panels need no grounding, are very easy to install, and while providing an aesthetically great look for roof top applications.
“The primary objective in adding a solar system was to enhance our green initiative and significantly reducing yearly utility electricity bills. We selected Sunpreme solar panels because of their proven reliable technology, higher efficiency Bi-facial panels, aesthetics, and their total technical solution. We are delighted to see high quality product design and installation, and consistent energy output performance. As a result we are maximizing our energy cost savings that exceeds our expectations, and able to cut our carbon emissions by 50 percent. The Gurudwara Sahib is setting a great example,” said Harjeet Singh, who oversees facility operations at the Gurudwara Sahib.
“We are gratified by the successful outcome of this distributed power generation project. It demonstrates Sunpreme’s capability to deliver total integrated PV solutions, with a winning mix of: (a) world’s best module design, (b) an innovative hybrid cell technology platform, and (c) the most cost effective, high performance required for emerging Solar 2.0 applications,” said Dr. Ashok K. Sinha, Chairman and CEO of Sunpreme. “Such Solar 2.0 market applications need a maximum of PV energy production from space constrained flat roof tops; our Bi-facial n-Si Solar Cells with 21% Efficiency optimally satisfy such unmet needs,” he added.
“We applaud Gurudwara Sahib’s Management for their vision to have clean and renewable energy for their needs, and we are proud to achieve this critical performance milestone in collaboration with them. Sunpreme deployed the most advanced SmartSilicon® Hybrid Cell Technology at this site that generates higher efficiency and zero light induced degradation. Additionally, these Bi-facial panels absorb light from both sides increasing energy yield (kWh) per kWp further. Gurudwara Sahib depends on reliable solar system, and by focusing on advanced panel technology we are able to develop a competitive, cost efficient solution – for the next 25 years or more while enhancing their green initiative,” said Surinder S. Bedi, Executive Vice President of Sunpreme. “These solar panels have already been tested and certified to withstand the most challenging environmental solutions ranging from hot to cold, sand, snow load, hail stones, and wind load to hurricane prone islands. We expect the system to demonstrate excellent performance, and we look forward in continuing to provide best-in-class customer experience,” added Bedi.
— Solar Builder magazine