Suniva and OneWorld Sustainable Team Up On Solar Schools
Two Georgia-based companies are combining forces to install solar panels in schools across the state.
Suniva and OneWorld Sustainable have formed a partnership whichleverages the strengths of both companies into a positive result forschools.
Suniva manufactures high-efficiency, low-cost silicon photovoltaic cells. Considered a forerunner in the industry, OneWorld Sustainableis a renewable energy company offering a diverse selection of productsand services that showcase the benefits of solar energy and energyefficiency.
OneWorld has a history of involvement in Georgia’s educational system. The company got involved four years ago in “Sun Power for Schools”, a program created by the Green Power Electric Membership Cooperative (Green Power EMC). The program teaches students about renewable energy and sustainable living.
According to John Baumstark, Suniva’s CEO, the partnership withOneWorld is working out just fine: “we’re pleased to be partneringwith One World Sustainable on the Sun Power for Schools project,”Baumstark said. “After all, students today are extremely aware of theimportance of clean energy. Suniva’s goal is to continue to producehigh-power solar products as a cost-efficient alternative tonon-renewable fossil fuels. This program is a great vehicle to showcasethe benefits of solar energy and Suniva solar modules powered by ourleading cell technology. We are especially proud to manufacture oursolar cells right here in Georgia.”
OneWorld’s CEO Tim Blackwell is just as excited about thepartnership as Baumstark. “We are excited to partner with a company ofSuniva’s caliber, especially considering their local manufacturingpresence,” Blackwell said. “In addition to the program’s educationalbenefits to students, we believe this partnership demonstrates thepotential of the solar industry to create jobs in Georgia andcontribute to the economic development in the state.”
During the last four years OneWorld installed systems at 25 schoolsthrough the Green Power EMC program and expects to have Suniva-poweredpanels installed in five additional schools by year’s end.
Green Power EMC is Georgia’s first renewable energy program and iscomprised of 38 individual EMCs. For each school participating in the Sun Power program Green Power EMC donates small, interactive grid-tied PV systems and brings on-line PV system monitoring into the classroom.
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