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Mega large solar plant
A PRIVATELY-HELD solar company has The developer, Teanaway Solar Reserve,
announced plans to install a 400-acre LLC, is negotiating with several
solar park on property north of Cle Elum, international manufacturers of solar PV
Washington. The Teanaway Solar Reserve panels and is reviewing several sites in
is designed to generate about 75 Cle Elum on which to build the plant for
megawatts of renewable energy, enough manufacturing the approximately 400,000
to power approximately 45,000 panels needed to complete the project.
households. Making it the largest PV solar Economic projections indicate the solar
project ever proposed in the Northwest reserve will create hundreds of
United States. manufacturing, installation and
maintenance jobs in the county.
The Teanaway Solar Reserve will employ
PV solar technology to directly convert
sunlight into electricity. The power it
generates will be connected to the utility
grid and will offset about 275-million The nominations
pounds of carbon dioxide every year
are open.
compared to the equivalent amount of
energy produced from coal. The target
date for completion is fall 2011.
To find out how
“The Teanaway Solar Reserve has the
you can be
Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) says, potential to be huge for the county,” says
“Last year, I fought to pass the bipartisan Ron Cridlebaugh of the Economic
clean energy tax incentives bill, and now Development Group of Kittitas County.
we’re seeing this project get off the “Not only will it translate into good jobs
ground. This groundbreaking project will for our community but it’s our
create construction and manufacturing understanding that the developer will take
Jackie Cannon
jobs, bring investment dollars into Central great care to minimize impact on the
Washington, and generate fuel and environment, wildlife, local residents and
emissions-free electricity for our citizens.” recreational visitors.”
Chinese consortium set for USA
CENTRON SOLAR has made its official since 2004, which enables the company
Awards will be
debut at Intersolar North America 2009 in to offer some of the industry’s most
Issue III 2009
San Francisco. This international trade generous warranty packages and embark
presented at the
show served as the launching pad for on its mission to transform solar energy
Centron Solar’s market entry, which is into an affordable commodity worldwide.
sure to benefit from the endorsement and This effort will initially be focused on
support of the solar industry’s first North America, where Centron operates
Hamburg Germany.
consortium of leading manufacturers. from its headquarters in Eugene, Oregon.
The Solar Consortium affiliation is a key Leading Centron is President Ocean
component of Centron’s unique business Yuan, an experienced executive whose
model, which accommodates direct sales previous posts include President of
of a virtually inexhaustible supply of the Solarfun Power USA, Global Vice
world’s finest field-proven PV modules. President of Smith & Associates, and
Centron is leveraging this steady inventory General Manager and Vice President of
by offering on demand deliveries, no Solectron Corp. (electronics
minimum orders, premium customer manufacturing, now part of Flextronics).
service and prices that are significantly
lower than current market rates. Mr. Yuan has built a team of industry
specialists whose goals are to ensure the
The modules supplied by Centron are the quality of the PV modules and develop a
same products cost effectively customer support system that is
implemented throughout Western Europe unrivalled in the solar marketplace.
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