Like Soliant, we believe the time is right to bring commercial rooftop CPV to Portugal. As we’ve experienced already, the installation process is fast, and cost-effective and we see immediate results in the ability to offset a portion of our energy costs. Already our customers are showing a strong interest in this innovative approach
Monrovia, CA (PRWEB) September 8, 2010
Soliant Energy, the leader in concentrated photovoltaic solar energy systems for commercial rooftops, today announced that it has completed the first installation of its commercial rooftop CPV solar energy solutions in the Portuguese market, in partnership with Turiprojecto, a leading Portuguese construction company. The solar energy producing system, built around the Soliant Energy SE-500X, was successfully installed by Sunwind on Turiprojecto’s corporate headquarters in Alverca, Portugal. SunWind, the renewable energy subsidiary of Turiprojecto, is also serving as Soliant Energy’s integrator in Portugal, Spain and North Africa . Turiprojecto will use the new rooftop Soliant Energy system to generate energy for company use and as a display installation for prospective customers.
“We are proud to be part of what we believe is the first rooftop CPV system to be installed and in-use in Portugal,” said Dr. Terry Bailey, president and chief executive of Soliant Energy. “Portugal, and the neighboring southern European and Northern African regions, are excellent target markets for Soliant. The hot, dry climates make solar a cost-effective renewable energy source and there are acres of flat industrial rooftops to turn into energy power plants. We look forward to working with Turiprojecto and SunWind to capitalize on this opportunity,” continued Bailey.
“For over the past twenty years we have been a leader in commercial, logistic and industrial business parks construction in Portugal. Turiprojecto’s and SunWind’s work with Soliant Energy reflects our belief in the potential of commercial rooftops to provide profitable solar energy production systems to our customers with access to the most innovative renewable energy solutions available,” said José Carmo, founder and president of Turiprojecto.
“Like Soliant, we believe the time is right to bring commercial rooftop CPV to Portugal. As we’ve experienced already, the installation process is fast, and cost-effective and we see immediate results in the ability to offset a portion of our energy costs. Already our customers are showing a strong interest in this innovative approach,” commented Daniel Carmo, Managing Director of Sunwind.
Founded in 1990, Turiprojecto has been a leading provider of architecture, engineering and construction expertise for the past 20 years. The company also provides services in real estate development, commercial, logistic and industrial business parks construction and rehabilitation and property management and maintenance. Sunwind provides renewable energy expertise and solutions to customers in Portugal, Spain and North Africa.
About Soliant Energy
Soliant Energy is the leading provider of concentrated solar energy systems for commercial rooftops. The company is dedicated to delivering the highest energy density at the most competitive price using its innovative solar products on a commercial rooftop. Soliant Energy has combined best-of-breed technology into a unique solar roof system that includes: a high-performance, high-efficiency concentrating optical system, patent-pending TipTilt Tracking™ and full compatibility with current best practices for installation. Soliant Energy solutions are designed for high-energy consuming customers and energy investors in dry, sunny locations. Early partners and customers include: GE, SunEdison, Boeing, 3M, Chevron Energy, True Generation, and others. For more information, please see http://www.soliantenergy.com.