14 May 2010
Southern California Edison (SCE), an Edison International company, and SunLink Corporation
today announced a master supply agreement to use SunLink’s rooftop solar mounting solution for the next major step in SCE’s massive solar generation program.
SunLink’s mounting solution will be used to install up to 50 MW worth of photovoltaic (PV) panels on numerous commercial rooftops in San Bernardino and eastern Los Angeles Counties by mid-2011. The contract represents 20 percent of SCE’s plan to build 250 MW of owner-installed and -operated PV systems over the next five years.
“We are pleased to have the support of SunLink’s experienced engineering team and quality products as we install the next 50 MW of one of the nation’s largest solar PV programs,” said SCE Director of Generation Strategy and Planning Mark Nelson.
SunLink offers multiple tilt angles and non-penetrating rooftop mounting options for a wide variety of solar panels, guaranteeing the best performance and system output for SCE’s projects. SunLink’s offsite pre-panelization service reduces installed costs and maximizes labor efficiency on the roof.
“SunLink is proud to help SCE roll out one of the largest and most cost effective rooftop PV programs in the country,” said Christopher Tilley, CEO, SunLink. “SCE’s selection of SunLink is yet another validation of our effort to provide a roof friendly PV mounting system that can be deployed cost-effectively at large scale.”
SCE Solar Project:
- New generation sources will be installed where customer demand is rising.
- The installations will speed up California’s deployment of solar generation while new renewable energy transmission lines are being built such as SCE’s 4,500 megawatt Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project.
- SCE grid engineers will study the electrical effects of a high penetration of photovoltaics on distribution circuits and adapt circuits to accommodate large installations. The information gained will be shared with the power industry.
- SCE anticipates its solar power project will create up to 800 new green jobs in Southern California in the solar industry. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, one of SCE’s project partners, is supporting the project by expanding its solar installation apprentice-training program.
SunLink Corporation provides scalable solar module mounting solutions that reduce costs and installation times and improve system performance. Leading integrators and installers have chosen SunLink’s commercial rooftop and ground-mounted systems on 100 MW of projects at 540 sites across North America. SunLink's experienced engineering team provides comprehensive customer service for each installation. Our fully customizable racking systems support modules from nearly every manufacturer.