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DHL, Lumeta, Inc. and Daniel’s Electric Join Forces to Make a High School Solar-Powered

Dépèche transmise le 3 mars 2011 par Business Wire

DHL, Lumeta, Inc. and Daniel’s Electric Join Forces to Make a High School Solar-Powered

DHL, Lumeta, Inc. and Daniel’s Electric Join Forces to Make a High School Solar-Powered

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DHL, the world's leading logistics company, announces its Global Forwarding division, in conjunction with Lumeta, Inc. and Daniel’s Electric, have just equipped Banning High School in Banning, California with PowerPly™, building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) solar modules. DHL Global Forwarding handled the ocean freight, U.S. customs clearance and the staging delivery of the 220 solar panels (88kW) that shipped from Shanghai, China to the school site. Lumeta’s PowerPly modules were then mounted on the roof of the newly constructed 35,000 square foot two-story classroom building within a span of three days by Daniel’s Electric.

“This installation is particularly meaningful because of the project’s significance to the local community. We're glad to help the School District not only lower its utility expense, but also have a system that generates clean, renewable solar power.”

The Lumeta PowerPly modules have several innovative features that were considered beneficial over traditional rack mounted solar panels for rooftop installations. These features include minimized roof load, elimination of roof penetrations for traditional racking systems and utilizing proven, high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon cells. The simplified “peel-and-stick” modules are lightweight and easy to install, greatly reducing costs.

In addition to the solar panels, the building will be equipped with high efficiency heating and air conditioning units, double pane windows, and upgraded insulation among other environmentally friendly features. The building will also be CHPS (Collaborative for High Performance Schools) Certified.

“With experience, timely service and previous solar panel logistics expertise, DHL Global Forwarding is able to meet the expectations of all of the partners involved,” said Greg King, director of Business Development, Renewable Energy for DHL Global Forwarding. “DHL invested in this sector by building an industry-leading team focused on developing insight, specialized services and specific logistics solutions for the solar market.”

“We select our components from top tier, well-known component manufacturers,” said Justin Khoe, vice president of Operations, Lumeta, Inc. “Lumeta uses the same approach for logistics and has selected DHL Global Forwarding as one of our strategic logistics partners to handle our shipments. We want to partner with suppliers who can scale, have global presence and are top tier in their industry.”

“We are proud to partner with Lumeta and DHL on this first school installation in California of the Lumeta PowerPly modules,” said Thomas Ispas, Daniel’s Electric president. “This installation is particularly meaningful because of the project’s significance to the local community. We're glad to help the School District not only lower its utility expense, but also have a system that generates clean, renewable solar power.”

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) U.S. energy markets’ 2011 projections, electricity generation from renewable resources increases by three percent annually, and the renewable share of world electricity generation is expected to grow from 18 percent in 2007 to 23 percent in 2035.

DHLThe Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 300,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education. DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL.

The Group generated revenue of more than 46 billion euros in 2009.

Lumeta, Inc.

Lumeta, Inc. is one of three wholly owned subsidiaries of DRI Companies, a privately held company and one of the most respected roofing and solar contractors in the United States. Lumeta, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California, is a leading developer of Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) products. Lumeta solar modules attach directly to the roof, creating clean, renewable energy, without compromising the aesthetics and functionality of roof systems. For more information about Lumeta, visit www.lumetasolar.com.

Daniel’s Electrical Construction Company, Inc.

Daniel’s Electrical Construction Company, Inc. is an industry leader, built on a solid reputation in a complete range of high quality construction services to clients in the Education, Healthcare, Design & Build, Tenant Improvement and Sustainable & Solar Technologies market sectors. Founded in 1973, Daniel’s is centrally located in the growth area of the inland empire of Southern California and is committed to working towards creating a brighter future utilizing sustainable building practices. For more information, please visit our website at www.danielselectric.com.

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