TREVISO – May 4, 2012 – Upsolar, a leading international provider of solar PV modules, today announced the completion of two projects for schools in Sestri Levante. Each installation will produce 1.61 kWp of clean energy, and were promoted by AzzeroCO2, a consulting firm formed by Legambiente, Kyoto Club and Ambiente Italia.
Upsolar Modules Power Two Schools in Sestri Levante
The systems enable middle school S.M.S Descalzo and elementary school Sestri Levante to reduce their energy consumption, while avoiding the release of 950 kg of CO2 into the atmosphere each year. Funded through a ministerial program, “The Sun at School”, the projects were constructed using Upsolar’s UP-M230P polycrystalline modules.
In addition to the installations, The Sun at School program provides a series of educational courses for the schools’ students, covering topics including energy savings and renewable energy technology. Students will also receive informational materials on best practices to be distributed to families, helping Upsolar to expand its sustainability message beyond the classroom.
These projects are the latest in Upsolar’s environmental stewardship efforts. The company’s comprehensive life cycle assessment (LCA) monitors the environmental impact of its products from materials sourcing through product recycling, which allows Upsolar to analyze and reduce its impact in the future.
"Establishing a new culture in sustainable planning is accomplished through small, but significant achievements such as the systems for S.M.S. Descalzo and Sestri Levante," commented Giuseppe D'Elia, Country Manager of Upsolar Italy. We were selected by AzzeroCO2 not only for our high quality, but also for our environmental commitment. This speaks volumes to the effectiveness of Upsolar’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, and we’re honored to be part of this endeavor to bring solar to the classroom."
Upsolar is a leading international solar module developer and producer, offering the solar industry’s best quality / price ratio in the global PV market. With vertically integrated, diversified manufacturing platforms, as well as an R&D-supported quality control management system, Upsolar produces high quality, reliable solar modules backed by a world-class warranty, at competitive prices. Headquartered in Shanghai, Upsolar has offices throughout Asia, Europe and North America to support an international customer-base, providing on-site technical support, customer service and product development teams. For more information, visit www.upsolar.com.
AzzeroCO2 is an ESCo (Energy Service Company) created in 2004 by Legambiente Italia and Kyoto Club. The company supports private companies, public authorities and single citizens to quantify, reduce and compensate their CO2 emissions. AzzeroCO2 provides scientific and technical advice for the definition of energy efficiency strategies, promotes renewable energy sources and sustainable mobility solutions, and offers support in the choice and use of materials. In addition, the company offers a large portfolio of high quality offset projects to compensate emissions associated with a particular activity by purchasing carbon credits. For more information, visit www.azzeroco2.com.