PowerLight Furnishes 100 kW Solar Power System for Anaheim Convention Center; Determines Solar Power Alone Can Solve West Coast Power Crunch

09 Aug, 2000, 01:00 ET from PowerLight Corporation

    BERKELEY, Calif., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- PowerLight Corporation
 (www.powerlight.com) today announced shipment of a 100 kWac solar electric
 PowerGuard system for installation on the Anaheim Convention Center.  Owned by
 the City of Anaheim, the system is the largest solar power system on a
 convention center in North America.
     The system incorporates 924 PowerGuard roof tiles.  PowerGuard tiles are a
 revolutionary concept in architecture.  In addition to generating clean energy
 from the sun, the patented, lightweight modules insulate the building,
 reducing heating and air-conditioning costs, and extend the life of the roof
 by protecting it from the damaging effects of the weather.
     "The Anaheim project is another example of how solar electric systems can
 solve the power crisis currently being experienced in California and other
 sectors," said Dan Shugar, PowerLight's Executive Vice-President.  "Solar
 electric systems produce the greatest energy during the same long, hot summer
 days that cause the high summer peak demand.  High summer electricity costs
 enable solar to be a viable option for reducing a building's most expensive
 energy consumption," said Mark Bronez, PowerLight Director of Major Accounts.
     PowerLight recently completed a study showing over 16,000 MW of solar
 electric systems could be sited on the roofs of commercial and industrial
 facilities in CA, comprising over a third of the state's total electric
 demand.  While it would take years to complete most of this development, solar
 electric systems are available in just a few months from ordering for
 individual commercial customers.  Onsite construction is completed in
 approximately one week.
     "Now is a perfect time to start saving with solar," said Bronez.  "Rebates
 of approximately 30% of project cost are available from the California Energy
 Commission if your building is within an investor-owned utility area like
 PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E."  For the Anaheim project, about 8% of projects cost
 were co-funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Utility Photovoltaic Group's
 TEAM-UP program and President Clinton's Million Solar Roof initiative.
 
     About PowerLight Corporation
     PowerLight was launched in 1991 and has grown to be the leading provider
 of grid-interactive solar power solutions for commercial and industrial
 consumers in the Western Hemisphere.  PowerLight has completed hundreds of
 successful solar electric projects across North America, Asia, Europe, and
 Australia, incorporating a full range of innovative services from project
 oversight, design, and construction to facilities management.
 
 

SOURCE PowerLight Corporation
    BERKELEY, Calif., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- PowerLight Corporation
 (www.powerlight.com) today announced shipment of a 100 kWac solar electric
 PowerGuard system for installation on the Anaheim Convention Center.  Owned by
 the City of Anaheim, the system is the largest solar power system on a
 convention center in North America.
     The system incorporates 924 PowerGuard roof tiles.  PowerGuard tiles are a
 revolutionary concept in architecture.  In addition to generating clean energy
 from the sun, the patented, lightweight modules insulate the building,
 reducing heating and air-conditioning costs, and extend the life of the roof
 by protecting it from the damaging effects of the weather.
     "The Anaheim project is another example of how solar electric systems can
 solve the power crisis currently being experienced in California and other
 sectors," said Dan Shugar, PowerLight's Executive Vice-President.  "Solar
 electric systems produce the greatest energy during the same long, hot summer
 days that cause the high summer peak demand.  High summer electricity costs
 enable solar to be a viable option for reducing a building's most expensive
 energy consumption," said Mark Bronez, PowerLight Director of Major Accounts.
     PowerLight recently completed a study showing over 16,000 MW of solar
 electric systems could be sited on the roofs of commercial and industrial
 facilities in CA, comprising over a third of the state's total electric
 demand.  While it would take years to complete most of this development, solar
 electric systems are available in just a few months from ordering for
 individual commercial customers.  Onsite construction is completed in
 approximately one week.
     "Now is a perfect time to start saving with solar," said Bronez.  "Rebates
 of approximately 30% of project cost are available from the California Energy
 Commission if your building is within an investor-owned utility area like
 PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E."  For the Anaheim project, about 8% of projects cost
 were co-funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Utility Photovoltaic Group's
 TEAM-UP program and President Clinton's Million Solar Roof initiative.
 
     About PowerLight Corporation
     PowerLight was launched in 1991 and has grown to be the leading provider
 of grid-interactive solar power solutions for commercial and industrial
 consumers in the Western Hemisphere.  PowerLight has completed hundreds of
 successful solar electric projects across North America, Asia, Europe, and
 Australia, incorporating a full range of innovative services from project
 oversight, design, and construction to facilities management.
 
 SOURCE  PowerLight Corporation