Tucson, November 15. 2010, Tucson-based SOLON Corporation, one of the largest providers of turnkey solar power plants and producers of crystalline silicon solar modules manufactured in the U.S., today announced it has been awarded the “2010 Generation Supplier of the Year” award by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). This recognition reflects the successful collaboration between SOLON and PG&E on a 2.6 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Vacaville, Calif.
PG&E’s “Generation Supplier of the Year” award category included nominees from the photovoltaic (PV), nuclear, hydro and wind supplier communities. Suppliers were nominated by the PG&E Supply Chain, and the winner was determined based on a qualitative and quantitative ranking of safety, quality, service focus, diversity and green culture, among other items. SOLON’s perfect safety record, on schedule and on budget project management expertise, and focus on reducing the total cost of ownership of a project contributed to SOLON being honored at an awards banquet in San Francisco on Monday, November 1.
As part of the utility’s solar energy initiative, PG&E plans to use PV power to deliver more than 1,000 gigawatt hours of electricity each year by 2015, which is enough to supply up to 150,000 households. PG&E awarded the Vacaville pilot project contract to SOLON in June 2009 after a multi-stage bidding process involving several North American solar companies.
“SOLON is honored to receive this distinguished recognition from PG&E,” said Dan Alcombright, Regional Vice President and General Manager of North America for SOLON. “We’ve deeply appreciated our collaborative work with PG&E, which has enabled us to better streamline our own initiatives for quality and timely solar power installations. Our work together was instrumental in the development of SOLON’s Velocity MWTM Solar System, which provides utilities preconfigured one-megawatt modular solar fields that scale to capacity in as fast as four months.”
Source: SOLON SE