Suniva and FLS Energy have completed a solar installation with a capacity of 240kW on a retail center in Cary, North Carolina. Suniva is a high-efficiency solar manufacturer based in the US and FLS Energy is a solar energy generation company based in North Carolina. Powered by Suniva, a photovoltaic module array, is installed on the rooftop of the Mayfair Plaza Center and is one of the largest rooftop arrays in the state. The project had FLS Energy as its system integrator.
The Mayfair Plaza solar project is the second system built by FLS Energy with Suniva’s PV module arrays. FLS Energy, in October 2009, made an announcement that its 550kW solar farm in western North Carolina would be Powered by Suniva. The output received from both the projects is sold to Progress Energy.
Michael Shore, President of FLS Energy, remarked that the continuous demand for solar energy in the Southeast is rapidly increasing and that Suniva’s high-powered solar modules have a double advantage as they can be used to address the expanding market at an affordable price while utilizing high-quality content that are made in USA.
The solar modules from Suniva are IEC certified and UL listed. These solar modules contain more than 90 percent of content that are made in USA and provide a 25-year warranty for performance. High-efficiency ARTisun Series solar cells from Suniva are used to power the Suniva’s modules that are capable of providing up to 300 watts of peak output.
John Baumstark, CEO of Suniva, remarked that the company is looking forward to continue its relationship with FLS Energy as the Southeast is considered to be a great opportunity for the solar market. Baumstark further stated that Powered by Suniva solar modules will enable the installations carried out by FLS Energy to deliver reliability and high level performance in the industry.
Operation of the Cary solar PV array started on 22 December, 2009 and about 325,000 kilowatt-hours is expected to be generated in the year 2010. This amount is almost similar to the energy demand every year by 22 typical homes. Every year the emissions of carbon dioxide will be reduced to about 230 tons by this PV array, which is equal to the drivers preserving 26,000 gallons of gasoline.