Monday, July 28, 2008

Southern California Edison Solar Panel Installation Project

Southern California Edison (SCE) has begun construction of the world’s largest solar panel installation project. The project includes 150 Southern California commercial rooftops that eventually will make up SCE’s two square mile solar generation project.

During the next 45 days, SCE will attach 33,000 solar panels to a 600,000-square-foot commercial roof in Fontana, Calif. The new, clean power generated will be fed directly into the nearest neighborhood distribution circuit, strengthening grid reliability in the Inland Empire region of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. SCE expects to connect the first panels to its grid in early September, meeting peak summer power needs.

First Solar, developer of an advanced thin-filmphotovoltaic technology, has been selected as the winning bidder in acompetitive solicitation to supply the PV system for this first installation.

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