At the Solar Power International exposition last week, Canadian Solar (www.canadian-solar.com, Nasdaq: CSIQ), a provider of ingot, wafer, solar cell, solar module, and other solar applications, announced that Rosendin Electric (www.rosendin.com), the nation’s largest private electrical contractor and a 100% employee-owned company, was selected as the Grand Prize Winner of the Win with Canadian Solar Contest for their installation of the solar array at Mineta San Jose International Airport.
Rosendin Electric completed installation of the new 1.12 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar electric system on the roof of the airport public parking garage in May. The solar array features 4,680 of Canadian Solar’s high-performance CS5P-240 monocrystalline solar modules and is part of a $1.3 billion initiative by the city of San Jose to modernize the airport. The installation is expected to deliver a projected annual output of 1.7 million kilowatt hours; enough to offset at least 20% of the garage’s electricity needs.
As recipient of the Win with Canadian Solar Grand Prize, Rosendin Electric will receive $3,000 and a profile of the airport solar installation project submission in SolarPro magazine. Rosendin Electric’s submission was chosen as the Grand Prize Winner based on engineering skill, environmental impact, creativity, and aesthetics.
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