SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Solar Power International exposition last week, Canadian Solar (www.canadian-solar.com, Nasdaq: CSIQ), a leading vertically integrated provider of ingot, wafer, solar cell, solar module and other solar applications, announced that Rosendin Electric (www.rosendin.com), the nation's largest private electrical contractor and a 100-percent employee-owned company, was selected as the Grand Prize Winner of the Win with Canadian Solar Contest for their installation of the solar array at Mineta San Jose International Airport.
Rosendin Electric completed installation of the new 1.12 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar electric system on the roof of the airport public parking garage in May. The solar array features 4,680 of Canadian Solar's high-performance CS5P-240 monocrystalline solar modules and is part of a $1.3 billion initiative by the city of San Jose to modernize the airport. The installation is expected to deliver a projected annual output of 1.7 million kilowatt hours; enough to offset at least 20 percent of the garage's electricity needs.
"The San Jose Airport solar installation serves as a wonderful showcase for our solar engineering capabilities," said Todd Mazza, Division Manager for Rosendin Electric. "Recognition for this project reflects the ongoing success of Rosendin Electric's Solar Division in designing and installing sustainable power solutions for a wide variety of public facilities. In the past 18 months, we have delivered 10 megawatts of solar power in the state of California alone."
As recipient of the Win with Canadian Solar Grand Prize, Rosendin Electric will receive $3,000 and a profile of the airport solar installation project submission in SolarPro magazine. Rosendin Electric's submission was chosen as the Grand Prize Winner based on engineering skill, environmental impact, creativity, and aesthetics.
About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is a 100% employee-owned electrical engineering, power and communications provider and is the largest privately held electrical contractor in the United States. With branch offices in San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Sacramento, CA; Tempe, AZ; Hillsboro, OR; Las Vegas, NV; and Arlington, VA, over 2,000 employees have built upon a 90-year reputation for quality installations nationally. To achieve their growth strategy of further geographic expansion, Rosendin Electric recently completed their acquisition of Texas-based, KST Electric. For additional information on Rosendin Electric, visit www.rosendin.com.
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