Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd., a manufacturer of photovoltaic cells and modules, has been selected to supply 1.6 MW of solar panels to Sun Devil Solar LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Integrys Energy Services, for its project with Arizona State University (ASU).
The project will be installed on top of two elevated parking structures in the middle of the ASU's main campus using a tracking system. The solar installations are to be completed by the end of this year.
The total project size of 1.6 MW makes it one of the largest university installations in the U.S., Suntech Power Holdings says. The project will generate more than 3 million kWh annually, enough electric generating capacity to run approximately 3,680 computers at the university or the equivalent of 260 Arizona households.
The project team includes SolEquity Inc. of Scottsdale, Ariz., and CarbonFree Technology Inc. of Toronto, Ont., as project developers, ViaSol Energy Solutions of Tempe, Ariz., as the prime contractor and ETA Engineering and IronCo Enterprises as subcontractors.
SOURCE: Suntech Power Holdings