Sunvalley Solar has signed not one, but two new commercial solar installation contracts with companies in Thermal City, near Palm Springs, which combined total 1457kW and over US$6.69 million. The first installation, with 653kW, will be constructed at Felix Chao Chuo Farm using 6,876 solar panels. The contract value for this project comes in over US$3 million. The installation has an anticipated electricity generation of 1,176,721kWh per year.
“The cost of our electrical power usage is very high now since we require a significant amount of electrical power to water our fields and to refrigerate our vegetables. The new solar power systems will provide most of the electricity we need to operate the business and provide fresh vegetables to our customers” said Felix Chac Hung Chuo, president of Felix Chac Chuo Farms. “We know Sunvalley has experience and expertise in solar system design and installation, and their service is extremely good. Sunvalley offers us an extremely green power solution and we are eager to use solar power and make our farm more eco-friendly.”
In addition, Sunvalley signed a US$3.69 million contract with Long Life Farms in Thermal City for an 804kW solar system. The installation will use 8,460 solar panels and, as claimed by Sunvalley, is the largest commercial contract to date. Long Life’s solar installation will create around 1,446,464kWh of electricity per year.
Both the Felix Chac Chuo Farm and the Long Life Farm will generate an excess amount of power during the peak months of May through October and in return earn credits with Imperial Irrigation District Utility.
Sunvalley Solar will design and install both solar power systems with installations expected to begin in January 2011 for Long Life and early 2011 for Felix Chao Chuo.
“This contract is particularly meaningful to us. It is our first and largest system with thin film solar panels,” said James Zhang, CEO of Sunvalley Solar. “We will work closely with Tianwei Solarfilms, PV Powered, Long Life Farms and the City of Thermal to ensure that the system will provide the maximum benefit for the client. We are working together with other farms in the Palm Springs and Thermal City areas to introduce the option of solar power as a cost–efficient, eco-friendly alternative to traditional electricity. This is just a start in our overall strategic plan to be the dominant supplier of solar products to the Palm Springs market segment.”