CEPS constructs solar power system in California

Baltimore, MD, Aug. 30, 2007 — Constellation Energy announced that its subsidiary, Constellation Energy Projects & Services Group (CEPS), has constructed and will own and operate a new photovoltaic solar power system in California, marking CEPS’ initial step in the solar power market.

Constellation Energy Projects & Services constructed the solar photovoltaic system in partnership with leading aluminum manufacturer Alcoa and DEERS, owner of the patent pending solar rooftop attachment design. The new system — a 588,000-watt, roof-mounted photovoltaic solar power system — began operating at the Alcoa Building and Construction Systems’ Kawneer manufacturing facility in Visalia, Calif. As part of this project, Constellation Energy Projects & Services will own the energy assets and will sell the electricity it generates on site back to Alcoa.

The power generated by more than 4,300 UNI-SOLAR solar panels are expected to provide approximately 80 percent of the 200,000-square-foot facility’s electricity needs, during periods when demand on the electricity grid is greatest. In addition to the solar panels, more than 200 solar light tubes were installed to supplement the artificial lighting in the facility with day lighting.

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