NEWARK, Del., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Delaware's Motech Americas LLC, a subsidiary of Motech Industries, Inc., today announced that 16,000 of its U.S. manufactured solar panels are contributing to the annual elimination of 12,640,747 lbs. of carbon dioxide emissions at Delaware Electric Cooperative's new Bruce A. Henry solar energy farm. This is based on the fully operational status announced at the August 21, 2013 ribbon-cutting dedication of the high-tech energy site. MOTECH works to provide a global source of clean and renewable energy, and strives to create a sustainable environment for future generations. Delaware Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric utility serving 84,000 member-owners in Kent and Sussex County, Delaware, USA.
According to Dave Holleran, Senior Manager of Module Sales for Motech Americas, "This is a four megawatt solar energy farm, and through the use of our highest quality solar panels, it can supply enough power for 500 homes and, in the first year alone, will eliminate carbon emissions in amounts comparable to taking 1,239 cars off the road. By any measure, that is a noteworthy achievement to benefit the environment.
"In addition," he added, "these solar panels were manufactured by Motech Americas in Newark, Delaware. That means that we are not only contributing to an environmentally friendly development, but we are also supporting America's workforce at the same time."
The facility was developed by SunEdison, and its power will offset energy purchases from the wholesale market. What's more, this renewable energy farm will provide members with a sustainable source of power for years to come. Motech-America's thousands of solar panels are installed at the farm located at East Trap Pond Road, west of Georgetown. The overall project cost approximately $14 million, and the farm could eventually be expanded to 40 acres with the ability to produce seven megawatts of power. It will also help Delaware Electric Cooperative to comply with state mandates, which require utilities to invest in renewable energy projects.
Co-op members can monitor the electrical output at the solar farm by visiting www.delaware.coop.
About Motech Americas
Motech Americas LLC is the most experienced manufacturer of solar modules with its Newark, Delaware facility in operations for more than 20 years. MOTECH utilizes Six-Sigma rigor, best in class quality, and customer fulfillment standards that are second-to-none. MOTECH is the world's fifth largest solar cell manufacturer, providing complete control over its supply chain and access to ensure superior cell products. For additional information, visit www.motechsolar.com.
Robert J. Sincovich
R.J. Sincovich Communications, Inc.
SOURCE Motech Americas LLC