Leading solar power provider Trina Solar (U.S.) Inc., a subsidiary of Trina Solar Ltd. joined the American Lung Association in California recently to announce its intention to donate 10.5 kW of its solar modules for the organization's San Diego offices. This announcement comes as the Lung Association released its annual State of the Air report on air quality."Clean renewable technologies like solar energy help reduce the serious health threat of air pollution," said Jane Warner, President and CEO of the American Lung Association in California. "We thank Trina Solar for making this generous donation to help our organization put our energy use where our lungs are."
The American Lung Association State of the Air 2012 report shows that while air pollution continues to threaten the lives and health of millions of Californians, clean air laws and investments into clean energy sources continue to decrease ozone and particulate pollution."Solar power is an effective solution to the critical issues facing the nation's population and environment," said Delette Olberg, U.S. Director of Public Affairs for Trina Solar. "We are committed to developing high-quality panels that provide an alternative to fossil fuel energy and are proud to partner with Sonepar and Everyday Energy to help the American Lung Association fight for cleaner air."Trina Solar has worked in communities around the globe to provide solar power to organizations that empower others. The company recently partnered with actor Patrick Dempsey and the Dempsey Racing team to donate solar modules to local schools, health clinics, and nongovernmental organizations.
Trina Solar's commitment to environmental responsibility is further demonstrated throughout its sustainable manufacturing processes and carbon reduction programs. The company's manufacturing processes are ISO certified, recognized as an industry model, and have resulted in a nearly 60 percent reduction in energy and water usage per unit of solar power manufactured.Everyday Energy will install the cost-saving solar system. Solar distributor Sonepar will provide balance of system equipment for the project. It is estimated the system will provide an estimated 25 percent of the building's power and reduce CO2 emissions by 256 tons over 25 years - the equivalent of planting 10,220 trees.