large solar installation
at US Foodservice site
Jul 14, 2011 10:13 AM
DelSolar Development USA, a subsidiary of DelSolar Co Ltd, has completed a 1.15-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) project for US Foodservice in La Mirada CA, which is currently the largest in a series of similar projects for the broadline food distributor.
The solar system installed at US Foodservice–Los Angeles, which was co-developed with SunExpress, utilized 4,998 pieces of DelSolar’s D6P230A3E multi-crystalline 230Wp PV module. It included a 1,124-kilowatt rooftop section and two canopies of 16 and 10 kW, which will together generate approximately 1,656,774 kW-hours/year, equivalent to the annual energy consumption of about 150 US homes.
US Foodservice is one of America’s leading foodservice distributors, providing food and related products to more than 250,000 customers, including independent restaurants, government operations, healthcare and hospitality entities, educational institutions, and multi-unit restaurant companies.
Stephen Torres, director of DelSolar, said, “This is the largest PV Solar turn-key solution that DelSolar has completed in the North America—and the largest solar installation at any US Foodservice facility. DelSolar continues to demonstrate its turnkey capabilities in large commercial and utility-scale projects, as well as the advantages of its vertically integrated solution model.”
The project was partially funded thru the California Solar Initiative (CSI) incentive program. The La Mirada project created more than 50 jobs in construction and installation related services, helping to foster the recovery of local economy.
Founded in 2004 in the Hsinchu Science Park in Taiwan, DelSolar was established as a joint venture of Delta Electronics Inc and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan. For further information, visit www.delsolarpv.com or contact Aris Yi at 510-668-5581.
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