Stion completes small solar array at California site

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stion Corporation, a leading US-based manufacturer of high efficiency thin-film solar modules and developer of turnkey photovoltaic solar solutions, announced today that it has completed a 228 Kilowatt (kW) commercial rooftop solar project at U.S. Continental Marketing, Inc., a leading vertically integrated provider of quality leather and fabric care products based in Corona, California.

Stion Energy Services, the project development arm of Stion Corporation, was selected by the U.S. Continental Marketing to provide a turn-key solution for the project which was successfully commissioned at the end of December 2014. The solar installation will offset a significant portion of the electricity used by the company for their manufacturing operations, and represents another commitment of the adoption of solar power by commercial customers.

“U.S. Continental believes that using solar power is both cost efficient and a testament to using best practices for our ISO 9001 and 14001 compliant operations,” said David Williams, CEO of U.S. Continental Marketing. ”After evaluating the different technology options available to us, we recognized that the Stion solution provided us with the highest Kilowatt hour (kWh) performance and the best overall value for our company.”

Stion’s rooftop solar system, powered by 1,690 Stion high-performance thin-film modules, will generate approximately 390,000 kWh of electricity per year. “This Stion rooftop system, which is one of the largest commercial solar systems in the City of Corona, will produce the highest energy yield for a solar system located in the immediate vicinity,” commented Kevin Mackamul, Sr. Director of Engineering for Stion.

“The solar installation, which was completely permitted and installed in less than 5 months, will help to stabilize growing energy costs and the resulting savings benefits are an important component of our efforts to improve operational efficiencies,” added Steve Toloday, CFO of U.S. Continental Marketing.

About Stion:

Stion is a leading US-based manufacturer of high-efficiency thin-film solar modules and provider of solar solutions. Stion was founded in 2006 and is backed by Khosla Ventures, the largest institutional investor in clean technology in the US. Stion is headquartered in San Jose, CA and opened its first high volume production facility in Hattiesburg, MS in 2012. For more information, visit www.stion.com.

About U.S. Continental Marketing:

U.S. Continental Marketing is a family owned and operated company that has been manufacturing the highest quality in leather and fabric care for over 20 years. U.S. Continental is proud to be ISO 9001 and 14001 compliant and is committed to responsible environmental management by reducing emissions, recycling and formulating of the art biodegradable products that have minimal environmental impact. For more information, visit www.uscontinental.com.