Suniva powers 1MW solar farm at Chattanooga Airport, Tennessee

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Suniva has announced its high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells have been installed at a 1MW, 4.5 acre, solar farm at Chattanooga Airport, Tennessee, US. Implemented by Inman Solar, this installation is the first phase of a 3MW project by Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority (CMAA), designed to reduce pollution, waste and energy consumption. Since December, the solar farm has generated nearly 90,000kWh of electricity with no pollution.

“Building a solar farm that generates enough power for an entire airport to become energy self-sufficient is an ambitious project. A key element of this is ensuring that the technology we use is of the highest calibre,” said Mark Jones from Inman Solar. “Suniva’s solar modules have some of the highest quality of any solar product on the market, helping us generate more power with a reduced footprint. We’re excited to embark on the first phase and look forward to finalizing the project.”

“This is the first step in a historic project that will provide a clean and renewable source of energy on land that was unusable for aviation,” said John Baumstark, chief executive officer of Suniva. “The solar plant is representative of the type of innovation that will help deliver a more sustainable future for Tennessee and the US”.

Suniva's high-efficiency modules carry a 10-year workmanship guarantee and a 25-year linear power performance warranty, claiming to assure solar module power output shall not decrease by more than 0.7% per year after the initial year of service. Suniva Optimus modules contain more than 80% US content and comply with “Buy American” requirements.

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