Amangiri Resort Completes 100 Days' Performance Milestone, Post-Commissioning of the Sunpreme Solar System, Becoming the Largest Commercial PV Installation in Utah State
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Press release date: April 29, 2014
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Amanresorts and Sunpreme Inc., a US-based solar photovoltaic company that designs and manufactures its own cells and panels, are pleased to announce the completion of 100 day post commissioning of a 500 kW ground mount solar system at the Amangiri Resort, Utah. The system is the largest commercial Solar PV installations that will generate 900,000 kWh of clean, emission free electricity annually - enough energy to serve approximately 300 homes, while providing a centerpiece to the resort's holistic approach to environmental stewardship.
Sunpreme's higher quality panels at Amangiri are ground mounted, coupled with best-in-class system design and inverters to maximize energy production. The resort's environment requires a reliable solar systems design, and Sunpreme panels with their innovative technology and rugged EPC construction have demonstrated excellent performance.
"We selected Sunpreme Solar Panel because of their robust reliability, excellent value, aesthetically good looking panels, easy maintenance, and Sunpreme's total technical solution. The owner's primary objective in adding a solar system was to enhance our green initiative and generate goodwill by giving our guests a practical demonstration of reducing our carbon footprint. The cost of solar PV systems has come down significantly in the last few years, making the installation viable. We are delighted to see energy output performance during last 100+ days, and positive guest experience that exceeds our expectations," said John Olberg, Executive Vice President at Canyon Equity LLC, which oversees operations at Amangiri.
"We are most gratified to see the successful outcome of our show-case distributed generation (DG) project at the world renowned Amangiri - Utah resort. It highlights Sunpreme's capability for providing a total integrated PV solution, namely EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) incorporating our rugged, aesthetically pleasing double glass, frameless panels and innovative Photo-Voltaic Cells based on our unique SmartSilicon(®)( )Hybrid Cell Technology (HCT) platform," said Dr. Ashok K. Sinha, Chairman & CEO of Sunpreme. "Since this project, our HCT platform continues to deliver around the world, a winning mix of design, technology and cost effective performance at the highest levels for emerging DG applications," he added.
"We are proud to achieve this 100 days' performance milestone, post-commissioning of the Sunpreme Solar System in collaboration with Amangiri and Capricorn Investment Group, and we applaud their vision to have clean and renewable energy for their business needs. By focusing on higher quality panels, rugged EPC systems design and cost efficient performance metrics, we are able to develop a competitive solution for the client. Hotels and resorts depend on reliable energy source, and Sunpreme Solar System enabled Amangiri to truly rely on daily output, with reduced energy power costs - for the next 25 years or more," said Surinder S. Bedi, Executive Vice President of Sunpreme. "These solar panels have already demonstrated reliable performance in environments ranging from hot to cold, and certified to withstand the most challenging environmental solutions including sand, snow load, hail stones and wind load to hurricane prone islands. We expect the solar system to demonstrate excellent field performance," added Bedi.
"Amanresorts offers a guest experience that is intimate and discreet while providing the highest level of service. Each resort and setting is unique, but certain elements characterize all of them -- a beautiful natural location, outstanding facilities, exceptional service and a small number of rooms to ensure exclusivity and privacy. Since 1988, when flagship Amanpuri opened in Phuket, Thailand, Aman-resorts has established resorts in Bhutan, Cambodia, China, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Montenegro, Morocco, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the United States of America and Vietnam.
Amangiri (Peaceful Mountain) is located on 600 acres in Canyon Point, Southern Utah, close to the border with Arizona. The resort is tucked into a protected valley with sweeping views towards the Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument. Built around a central swimming pool with spectacular views, the resort blends into its dramatic surrounds where deep canyons and towering plateaus create a raw landscape of immense power." To connect with Amangiri, please visit: http://www.amanresorts.com/amangiri/resort.aspx
About SUNPREME Inc.
Sunpreme is a global solar photovoltaic company that designs, develops and manufactures its proprietary SmartSilicon® Hybrid Cell Technology which delivers the best cost-performance value to clean-tech customers, worldwide. Sunpreme's higher efficiency, higher performance, bifacial, double glass, frameless panels are designed, engineered and tested in the Silicon Valley, USA, and are manufactured in China. It has deployed its solutions across the US, including California, Utah, Puerto Rico, and in Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, India, Israel, Nigeria, the Philippines, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. To connect with Sunpreme, please visit: www.sunpreme.com
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