PCI Solar develops solar 1.8-MW project at brownfield site in Wasco, Calif.

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PCI Solar has completed construction of a 1.8-MW solar array for the City of Wasco in California. The project, developed by Siemens, is part of California’s RES-BCT program, which allows a local government with one or more eligible renewable generating facilities to export energy to the grid and receive generation credits to benefitting accounts of the same Local Government. The energy from the array will virtually offset some of the energy from various buildings operated by the City of Wasco.

The project is located on a previous landfill site and is a brownfield development. The 1.8 MW of DC power will be provided by (5346) Silfab 345 watt panels and utilize (27) ABB Trio 50 KW inverters. So as not to disturb the soil, the panels were mounted on a GameChange ballasted racking systems and surrounded by a ballasted protective fence.

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PetersenDean Roofing and Solar signs solar panel supply contract with Silfab Solar

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Silfab Solar signed a supply contract to deliver high-efficiency panels to PetersenDean Roofing & Solar, the United States’ largest privately held solar and roofing company. The initial commitment is for Silfab SLA-M 310 all-black modules with the first shipments to begin this month.

“While some organizations in the space are contracting, we are in expansion mode,” said Jim Petersen, founder and CEO of PetersenDean. “Almost 35 years of disciplined commitment to customer service, quality standards, and sound construction practices continues to drive our success into the future.”

Silfab’s production facility is considered one of the most advanced in the world and capable of delivering orders anywhere in the United States within days. Additionally, Silfab is exploring U.S. manufacturing opportunities and locations to better service growing customer demand.

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“Silfab’s reputation in the solar industry is sterling. The company consistently delivers some of the highest-quality solar modules for the United States,” said Gary Liardon, President of PetersenDean – Consumer Division. “PetersenDean customers will continue to receive superior performance and reliability from our installations because we’ve chosen Silfab as one of our key partners in our commitment to create American jobs by growing the renewables market in the United States.”

Silfab has leveraged its decades of solar experience and international partnerships to design and manufacture some of the highest-output PV modules with superior quality. Silfab continually invests in automating its manufacturing process while dedicating technicians and engineers to focus on quality control and design. New manufacturing methods, such as fully automated bussing, has helped Silfab to drive down the price of solar modules by reducing production costs.

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Auric Solar signs 15 MW deal with PV module manufacturer Silfab Solar

Silfab Solar, a PV module manufacturer, announced a long-term partnership with Auric Solar and distributor Russell Pacific to supply Auric with all-black, high-quality modules and delivery of 15 MW over the next few months.

silfab solar modulesAuric Solar started in 2010 by co-founders Trent Vansice and Jess Phillips in a garage in Salt Lake City, Utah and has grown to more than 200 employees today. Auric Solar is the largest solar provider doing business in Utah and Idaho. The company is purchasing Silfab’s latest 300Wp module that the company debuted at last month’s Solar Power International conference. Distributor Russell Pacific (RP) handles all aspects of Auric’s module procurement and was a key partner in the deal.

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“Auric focuses on North American made quality components, exceptional service and a world class solar experience that we have pioneered and are constantly perfecting. Aligning with partners who have a track record of success and a long-term minded leadership group fits perfectly within our company’s philosophy and practices. As we look to enter the next phase of Auric’s future, the clear long-term choice for us was Silfab,” said Jess Phillips, principal of Auric Solar, which currently has the most positive reviews in America.

The vertical-integrated structure and 30-year global experience in solar systems assures suppliers and retailers that the trustworthy, bankable company is using only the best materials and methods to produce modules.

“Companies continue to select Silfab because of our North American location – which means quicker delivery, best-in-class warranties and high-touch customer service,” said Geoffrey Atkins, Silfab’s head of development. “Silfab is excited to partner with another customer-focused, high-quality solar provider such as Auric.”

 

 

 

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Vision Solar chooses Silfab modules for 12 MW of projects across six states

Silfab Solar signed a long-term partnership with residential solar installer Vision Solar to supply the company with all-black, high-quality modules and delivery of 12 MW for projects across the six states that Vision Solar services.

Vision Solar has become the second largest residential solar company headquartered in Utah and 15th largest nationwide in just three years. Silfab’s high-tech facility, vertical-integrated structure, and 30-year global experience in solar systems was a good fit for the company.

Vision Solar“Homeowners choose Vision Solar because of the quality of our systems and installations, our full-service approach to switching to solar, and our ongoing support to each and every customer. We want a product that reflects the trust our customers have in us to provide them with the very best and a module partner that was reliable and flexible in helping us meet our customer needs,” said Matt Rasmussen, Vision Solar’s CEO and co-founder. “We know that as we grow, Silfab is dedicating its technology, innovation, and commitment to quality to give us the best solar solution on the market now and for the future.”

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Vision Solar said it plans to deploy the 12 MW of Silfab modules at residential projects in California, Texas, South Carolina, Nevada, New Jersey, and its home state of Utah.

“We are proud to partner with the professional team at Vision Solar. Their innovative approach to providing high-quality residential installations makes them a perfect outlet for Silfab’s premium, all-black residential solar module,” said Geoffrey Atkins, head of development for Silfab. “We look forward to a long relationship with Vision.”

Silfab’s recently expanded North American manufacturing plant is now delivering annual production of 300 MW of solar modules to installations throughout the United States and the rest of North America. The highly automated plant operates on a 24/7 schedule, 362 days a year, and is focused on developing products specifically designed for the residential market.

Silfab’s state-of-the-art, 300 MW manufacturing facility located in Toronto, Canada, has helped pioneer smart module technology, glass-on-glass solutions, and bifacial modules. Silfab’s technically innovative process produces superior reliability and performance specifically designed for the North American market. Silfab balances manufacturing capacity between OEM partners, Silfab-branded modules, and new technology.

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