22.06.07

22.6.2007: Meldung: SunTechnics to build the third largest solar farm on the US West Coast

South San Joaquin Irrigation District (SSIJD) and SunTechnics Energy Systems Inc. have signed a contract to install one of the largest solar systems in the United States. The renewable energy turnkey provider will engineer, procure and construct a 1.9 MW single-axis solar tracking system to provide electricity to the state-of-the-art DeGroot Water treatment Plant. The $12.5 million installation consists of 11,040 solar modules that will produce 3.7 million kilowatt hours of electricity output annually, enough to power 550 homes, and offsetting 4,106,216 lbs of carbon dioxide per year. The solar array will start generating clean renewable power beginning in 2008. The water treatment plant has experienced power outages and high electricity bills since opening in 2005. Clean electricity produced by the solar energy system located just over a mile from Woodward Reservoir, where SSJID owns two hydroelectric plants, will wipe out almost all of the $500,000 electricity bill that SSJID pays yearly to run the plant. "This is a tremendous milestone for California and we are very happy to have SunTechnics as an expert partner,” comments Jeff Shields, Utility Systems Director at SSJID. “With SSJID about to become the greenest irrigation district in the U.S., we stand behind our promise of providing reliable water supply to residents in the San Joaquin county.”The irrigation district is additionally considering purchasing the local retail electric distribution system as part of their efforts to reduce electricity costs to consumers at least 15 percent. “We are happy to be part of SSJID’s major step towards energy independence and greenhouse gas reduction,” says Florian Edler, CEO of SunTechnics Energy Systems, Inc. “We share SSJID’s excellentcustomer service focus and this, combined with our engineering and installation strength, proven through several thousands of solar installations worldwide, make us a strong team.”

The final agreement between SunTechnics and SSJID includes an energy performance guarantee in which SunTechnics ensures a pre-defined energy output for 10 years to give SSJID an optimal return on investment. The SunTechnics performance guarantee is the only one in the industry offering monetary compensation regardless of system size and type of installation. SunTechnics additionally offers professional financing through independent partners that help to keep payments low and cash-flow positive from the start.

About SunTechnics
SunTechnics is a worldwide leading supplier of turnkey systems for the utilization of renewable energy and is dynamically pushing ahead with its international growth. SunTechnics is a subsidiary of the publicly traded company Conergy AG, the world’s largest company solely dedicated to renewable energy. The basis for SunTechnics’ success in markets with differing needs and requirements lies in the company’s vast experience in engineering and installation. Extensive engineering know-how in photovoltaics, solar thermal, bioenergy, HVAC engineering or hybrid systems, acquired over a period of more than 11 years through building thousands of systems, enables SunTechnics to adapt the energy technology to suit local conditions and to offer its customers optimized system solutions that satisfy their individual needs at a high quality level.

SunTechnics Energy Systems Inc. is headquartered in Sacramento and has regional offices in Redding (North California), Carlsbad (South California), Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For customer information, contact us at 1-888-786-8321, or via the Internet at www.SunTechnicsUSA.com.
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