|By Business Wire||
|December 19, 2013 08:30 AM EST||
Suniva, Inc., a metro-Atlanta based manufacturer of high-quality, high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells and modules, today announces its partnership with Coldwell Solar on several solar projects whose focus is on American quality.
In the past 12 months, Suniva and Coldwell Solar have partnered on several innovative solar projects totaling nearly 5MW. The partnership originated from Coldwell Solar’s desire to use high-quality products from an American company in their design and implementation and Suniva’s ability to deliver a high-quality solution. Most recently, the two companies partnered on a 1.15MW DC solar farm, owned by Villa Park Orchard Association (VPOA), an agricultural cooperative that packages and markets citrus fruits for its members. A leader in the citrus industry for over 100 years, VPOA sought to reduce its production costs and after careful evaluation, recognized solar as the solution to decrease its electricity costs. VPOA identified Coldwell Solar as the integrator based on the company’s commitment to high-quality, USA-based manufacturers for key solar components.
“Suniva is delighted that Coldwell Solar chose us as their American partner due to our high-quality modules,” said Matt Card, vice president, global sales and marketing of Suniva. “Our partnership recognizes the high-quality advantage that will result in annual savings to VPOA’s long-term solar investment. We look forward to future collaboration where we can further exemplify our strength as an American company,” said Card.
Sean Hood, vice president of operations at Coldwell Solar, said, “We recognize that not all panels are created equal. After understanding that VPOA’s core requirement was high-quality, we turned to Suniva, the leading USA-based solar manufacturer. We believe that we’re not only buying modules, but that we’re buying a 25 year relationship. Working with an American company gives us confidence from a business model standpoint, as well as close proximity to support, if needed.”
Suniva® is the leading American manufacturer of high-efficiency crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) solar cells and high-power solar modules. The company is known for its high-quality products, industry-leading technology, reliability and high power density. Headquartered in metro-Atlanta, GA, Suniva sells its advanced PV cells and modules globally. Suniva.com
About Coldwell Solar
Coldwell Solar, founded in 1986, specializes in turnkey high-performance, low-maintenance solar energy systems. The company has over 70 years of construction experience with over 20 years dedicated to solar and is recognized for their state-of-the-art, cost-effective system designs for commercial, agriculture business and industrial facilities and properties.