Ciel & Terre Delivers First California Public Floating Solar System for Lake County Special Districts – Kelseyville County Waterworks, Dist. #3

International Innovator in “Floatovoltaic” Technology Enables 252kW Clean Energy Project by Floating 720 Solar Panels on Kelseyville Wastewater Treatment Pond.

Kelseyville, CA, USA — Ciel & Terre USA (http://www.ciel-et-terre.net), innovators in floating solar power systems, today announced completion of a new 252 kW floating photovoltaic power system for the Lake County Special Districts on behalf of Kelseyville County Waterworks Dist. #3 in partnership with local contractor North Coast Solar. Financed by a municipal lease, the Ciel & Terre® Hydrelio solar power system is being floated on a man-made wastewater treatment pond in Kelseyville and is expected to produce up to 1,650 kWh in its first year.

This is the first public floating solar power system installed in California. The installation itself consists of 720 floating solar panels mounted together and delivering electrical power safely to shore using solar optimizers provided by SolarEdge to maximize inverter output. The municipal lease for the installation gives the county positive cash flow starting the first year, so no cash investment was required to pay for the system. Once the Kelseyville solar installation proves successful, the Lake County Special District is considering installing additional floating solar power systems around the county.

“We are excited to be able to take advantage of clean energy using Ciel & Terre’s floating solar systems,” said Jan Coppinger, Special Districts Administrator for Lake County. “We didn’t have available land or rooftop space suitable for this project, but our wastewater treatment pond had enough surface area to accommodate a sizable solar system. Floating is a great way to control algae growth in the pond at the same time we generate virtually free energy. All costs to provide utilities continue to increase, which forces Special Districts to seek out and implement any means possible to reduce future costs. This floating solar system will result in significant savings in future years.”

Floating solar is an ideal solution for any utility district since it generates clean energy at the same time it provides other water conservation benefits. Floating a solar array on man-made bodies of water improves energy production by keeping the solar system cooler. At the same time it reduces evaporation, controls algae growth, and reduces water movement to minimize bank erosion. It also makes optimal use of pond surfaces, providing clean solar energy without committing expensive real estate or requiring rooftop installations.

“Municipal water districts, wineries, farms, and others want to adopt solar but they don’t want to commit land that could be used for other purposes,” said Eva Pauly-Bowles, Representative Director for Ciel & Terre USA, Inc. “Installing floating solar systems gives them ready access to green energy while helping them manage their water resources. We expect we will see more demand for floating solar systems, especially in light of California’s commitment to produce only carbon-free electricity by 2045.”

The Kelseyville project is only one of four floating solar power installations being completed this summer using the patented Ciel & Terre® Hydrelio system in Q3 2018 delivering 5.3 MW.

About Ciel & Terre
Established in 2006 as a renewable Independent Power Producer (IPP), Ciel & Terre has been fully devoted to floating solar PV since 2011. The French company pioneered Hydrelio®, the first specific and industrialized system to make solar panels float on water, with criteria such as cost-effectiveness, safety, longevity, resistance to winds and waves, simplicity, drinking water compliance, and optimized electrical yield.

Ciel & Terre has floating solar installations in Japan, Korea, China, UK, France, Brazil, Singapore, Malaysia, Italy, Taiwan as well as the United States. The company has its United States headquarters in Petaluma, California.

For more information, visit http://www.ciel-et-terre.net.

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Tom Woolf
Woolf Media & Marketing
415.842.7398
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SunGreen Systems Inaugurates New 521 KW Solar System for YKK U.S.A.

New Photovoltaic Installation Delivers 97.6% Power for Anaheim Zipper Manufacturer.

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Anaheim, CA, USA (March 6, 2016) — SunGreen Systems, experts in the design and construction of commercial solar systems and sustainable, smart energy solutions, will be attending the ribbon-cutting to inaugurate a new 521.5 KW solar power systems that SunGreen designed and installed for YKK U.S.A., Inc. The new photovoltaic systems will generate sufficient power to meet 97.6 percent of the energy needs of YKK’s zipper manufacturing facility and it will be the fourth largest solar array in operation in the city of Anaheim.

SunGreen Systems designed and installed the new solar system using 1,968 solar panels provided by Mitsubishi Electric. The total power output for the new solar system is 521.5 kW of DC power, with an annual power capacity of 843,336 kWh. The new solar installation will not only deliver all of the power needed for YKK’s Anaheim plant, but it will also help fulfill the YKK’s mission of environmental protection and sustainability for its global operations.

“This is the first solar system we designed and installed for YKK and we are extremely proud of this project,” said Rick Hsu, CEO of SunGreen Systems. “This solar installation will be able to meet all of YKK’s power requirements and is part of this fastener company’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gases and promoting sustainable operations worldwide.”

The new YKK solar system will offset 896 tons of carbon dioxide annually, or an estimated 27,000 tons of CO2 over the life of the solar system. That’s the equivalent of planting 4,484 trees each year or 134,520 trees over the life of the system.

Using solar power for YKK’s Anaheim facility supports the company’s 1994 Environmental Charter to support conservation and preserve natural resources for future generations. YKK has 109 affiliated organizations in more than 70 countries with more than 39,000 employees.

About SunGreen Systems
SunGreen Systems offers sustainable energy solutions including commercial solar energy, LED lighting, cool roof systems, and battery backup power systems. SunGreen Systems serves its customers as solar and energy consultants with a team of renewable energy consultants, designers, engineers, architects, general contractors, and customer service specialists.

For more information about SunGreen Systems and its comprehensive smart energy services, visit http://www.sungreensystems.com.

Media Contact:
John Hoffman
SunGreen Systems
626-851-0008
johnhoffman@sungreensystems.com
http://www.sungreensystems.com

SunGreen Systems Cuts Ribbon on 204.52 kW Solar System Designed to Power Allstate Floral

Rooftop Photovoltaic System Expected to Meet 93% of Allstate Floral’s Energy Needs.

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Cerritos, CA, USA (March 4, 2016) — SunGreen Systems, experts in the design and construction of commercial solar systems and sustainable, smart energy solutions, will be cutting the ribbon today to signal the completion of a new 203.52 kW photovoltaic power system at Allstate Floral facility here. The new solar power system is expected to provide 93 percent of the company’s current electrical load.

SunGreen Systems designed and installed the premium solar array consisting of 768 solar panels for Allstate Floral, which is one of the top importers of beautiful silk and artificial flowers, greenery, and home accessories. The solar panels were provided by Mitsubishi Electric and the completed solar system delivers 203.52 watts of DC power with an annual production of 330,997 kWh.

“The solar system for Allstate Floral is one of the largest installations SunGreen Systems has designed in the area and demonstrates the value any company can derive from solar energy,” said Rick Hsu, CEO of SunGreen Systems. “More companies throughout Los Angeles County are seeing the substantial return on their solar investment, not only from reducing energy costs but reducing pollution as well. We hope to continue our relationship with Allstate Floral to provide solar power for the company’s other buildings.”

The solar array will not only offset Allstate Floral’s energy costs but it will have a significant positive environmental impact. The newly commissioned solar system will offset 146.64 tons of carbon dioxide each year, or 3,668.8 tons for the expected life of the system. That’s the equivalent of planning 60 acres of trees every year, or 1,500 acres of trees for the life of the system.

About SunGreen Systems
SunGreen Systems offers sustainable energy solutions including commercial solar energy, LED lighting, cool roof systems, and battery backup power systems. The SunGreen Systems serves as solar and energy consultants to their clients with a team of renewable energy consultants, designers, engineers, architects, general contractors, and customer service specialists.

For more information about SunGreen Systems and its comprehensive smart energy services, visit http://www.sungreensystems.com.

Media Contact:
John Hoffman
SunGreen Systems
626-851-0008
johnhoffman@sungreensystems.com
http://www.sungreensystems.com