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20 March 2015

Stion completes 228kW commercial rooftop solar project for US Continental Marketing

Stion Corp of San Jose, CA, USA, which makes nanostructure-based CIGS (copper indium gallium sulphur-diselenide) thin-film solar modules and provider of turnkey photovoltaic solutions, has completed a 228kW commercial rooftop solar project at US Continental Marketing Inc of Corona, CA, USA, a vertically integrated provider of leather and fabric care products for over 20 years.

Stion's project development arm Stion Energy Services was selected by US Continental Marketing to provide a turn-key solution for the project, which was commissioned at the end of December. The solar installation will offset a significant portion of the electricity used by the company for its manufacturing operations.

"US Continental believes that using solar power is both cost efficient and a testament to using best practices for our ISO 9001- and 14001-compliant operations," says US Continental Marketing's CEO David Williams. "After evaluating the different technology options available to us, we recognized that the Stion solution provided us with the highest Kilowatt hour (kWh) performance and the best overall value," he adds. 

Powered by 1690 of Stion's thin-film modules, the rooftop solar system will generate about 390,000kWh of electricity per year. "This Stion rooftop system, which is one of the largest commercial solar systems in the City of Corona, will produce the highest energy yield for a solar system located in the immediate vicinity," comments Stion's senior director of engineering Kevin Mackamul.

"The solar installation, which was completely permitted and installed in less than 5 months, will help to stabilize growing energy costs, and the resulting savings benefits are an important component of our efforts to improve operational efficiencies," says US Continental Marketing's chief financial officer Steve Toloday.

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