GCL Solar Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of GCL-Poly, has partnered with leading solar developer AMSOLAR Corporation on this project.
San Francisco, May 16, 2011 – GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited (3800.HK) (―GCL-Poly‖) today announced that construction has begun on the solar photovoltaic (PV) project at the 20 schools in the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD).
The 5 MW project at the SDUSD will consist of 23,000 PV panels to be installed on school rooftops and parking structures across 20 sites throughout the district and will provide approximately 64% energy offset for the sites and 11% offset of the overall district’s power needs. When finished in October, 2011, the PV system will be one of the largest school solar systems in California. GCL Solar Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of GCL-Poly, has partnered with leading solar developer AMSOLAR Corporation on this project.
The San Diego Unified School District serves nearly 132,000 students in pre-school through Grade 12. It is the second largest district in California, and eighth largest urban district in the United States. The student population is extremely diverse, representing more than 15 ethnic groups and over 60 languages and dialects. Since its founding on July 1, 1854, the district has grown from a small, rented school building with one teacher to its current state—more than 225 educational facilities with more than 15,800 employees. The district’s educational facilities include 119 elementary schools, 24 middle schools, 30 high schools, 37 charter schools, and 15 atypical or alternative schools.
About GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited (stock code: 3800. HK)
GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited is China’s largest polysilicon producer, one of the world’s leading wafer suppliers, and a top green energy enterprise in China. Annual polysilicon production capacity is expected to reach 46,000 MT by the end of 2011, and the quality of its polysilicon products has reached electronic grade level. The Group’s wafer production capacity will achieve 6.5 GW by the end of 2011. In addition to the 6MW in operation in the U.S., the Group owns a 20MW solar farm in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, which is currently the largest solar farm in China.
For more information about GCL-Poly, please visit the company’s website at www.gcl-poly.com.hk.
About AMSOLAR Corporation
AMSOLAR is a leading solar energy developer with headquarters in San Diego, California. Founded in early 2009, AMSOLAR focuses on bringing clean, renewable solar energy to educational institutions. AMSOLAR’s partner schools are able to power their campuses with affordable, reliable solar power with no up-front investment by entering into a long-term solar power purchase agreement. Through AMSOLAR GIVING,
the company gives back to the communities it serves by promoting renewable energy awareness, education and exploration with solar-powered laptop charging stations, customised curricular materials and grants for students and teachers.
For more information please visit http://www.amsolarcorp.com.