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GenSelf Completes Installation of Nation's Largest Residential Rooftop Solar Power System

Submitted by: GenSelf Corporation

Categories: Environment

Posted: Aug 15, 2003 – 12:00 AM EST

 

Aug. 15 /CSRwire/ - IRVINE, CA - GenSelf Corporation of Irvine, CA has completed the installation of the largest rooftop residential solar electric power system in the United States. The 44.5kW grid tied system provides approximately 90% of the electricity for a large home in Southern California. The electrical loads include air conditioning units, water pumps, and outdoor lighting for the expansive compound. The system consists of 270 Sharp 165-watt modules and 15 SMA 2500 "Sunny Boy" inverters obtained from SunWize Technologies.

The homeowner purchased the system to dramatically reduce the almost $20,000 annual electricity bill and contribute to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. The system will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 95,000 lbs per year (equivalent to almost 13 acres of trees) and provide an estimated annual savings of over $17,500 at current utility rates. The system has a projected lifetime savings of $698,052. This grid tied system is eligible for the Southern California Edison Self-Generation Incentive Program as well as State tax incentives, reducing the installed cost by approximately 56%. "GenSelf and SunWize worked together to design a system that would be economically feasible and qualify for the utility rebate program," stated Gordon Bloom, project manager for GenSelf Corporation. "We are very excited about the results. Partnering with SunWize and Sharp Electronics has helped propel our incredible growth. All three enterprises were instrumental in the procurement and execution of this showcase installation."

Sharp uses a mutli-silicon technology to provide high-power modules suitable for residential and commercial grid-tied applications. Ron Kenedi, general manager, Solar Systems Division, Sharp Electronics Corporation, commented, "Sharp is very pleased to have participated in this precedent-setting, residential installation. Sharp is the world's leading manufacturer of solar energy products, and we are committed to helping make solar a viable energy option for an increasing number of Americans both at home and work," he said.

About GenSelf Corporation:
GenSelf Corporation, based in Irvine, CA, is one of California's leading providers of solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems to homes and small businesses. GenSelf is the largest solar electric retailer in the greater Palm Springs market and the fastest growing solar company in the state.

GenSelf's primary offering is a grid-connected PV solar array which provides significant savings on electric bills. GenSelf is committed to providing on-site power generation solutions to customers seeking cost savings, blackout protection, and independence from utilities, as well as those who appreciate the value of generating clean, renewable electricity. For more information, go to http://www.genself.com or contact the company at 1-866-GenSelf.

About Sharp Electronics Corporation:
Sharp Electronics Corporation (http://www.sharpusa.com) is the Mahwah, N.J.-based marketing and sales subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation. Sharp is a worldwide developer of the core technologies that are integral to shaping the next generation of home entertainment products, appliances and networked, multi-functional office solutions and mobile communication and information tools.

About SunWize Technologies:
SunWize Technologies, a solar technology company, specializes in the design and manufacture of integrated solar power systems, and associated project development and product distribution. The company operates a manufacturing/distribution facility in Kingston, NY and a distribution center in Oxnard, CA. For more information, visit http://www.sunwize.com or call 800-817-6527.

For more information, please contact:

Fred Bloom GenSelf Corporation
Phone: 866-436-7353

 

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