By Cameron Chai
JinkoSolar, a China-based solar product manufacturer, has partnered with OPEL Solar, a designer and producer of high performance solar trackers, for the 35.8 kW solar system project of Aquarion Water, a public water supply company.
The project has been successfully completed and the system has been installed at the Aquarion’s D.W. Loiselle water treatment facility located at Trap Falls Reservoir in Connecticut.
The 35.8 kW solar project uses 29.7 kW of photovoltaic (PV) panels from JinkoSolar and utility scale tracker from OPEL Solar to offset the power that is purchased by the water company from the local utility. It is the second collaboration project, where OPEL has utilized JinkoSolar’s PV modules along with its own utility scale tracker. Aquarion Water anticipates that the solar installation will help them to offset the electricity needed to power the water treatment plant.
Arturo Herrero, JinkoSolar’s Chief Marketing Officer, stated that the partnership with OPEL Solar enables them to supply panels for a company like Aquarion. JinkoSolar is looking forward to continue the partnership for future projects, where cost savings are ensured by their high-performance modules and provide a real value of implementing renewable energy, added Herrero.
The Chief Operating Officer of OPEL Solar, Frank Middleton remarked that JinkoSolar has been selected for its ability to offer high-quality PV panels as well as for its performance in supplying product on time.
Charles V. Firlotte, President and CEO of Aquarion Water Company, noted that they have been working on various measures to minimize the carbon footprint of the company and the successful completion of the 35.8 kW solar project will help to achieve this objective.