Sunpreme commissions solar project at California school

SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr School is one of the most energy efficient schools in the country.

Although providing a safe and productive learning environment was the paramount goal of the project, energy efficiency and energy conservation were areas of intense focus during the planning. The 600 kilowatt solar PV system with Sunpreme Bifacial Panels was commissioned in Q2 2016.  It is one of the largest school rooftops bifacial PV deployment. Sunpreme offers high performance panels with advanced bifacial technology — that allows PV panels to absorb light from both sides, increasing energy yield (kWh per kWp) further. The system will do more than just help the school control its electric bill – it will provide a centerpiece to the holistic approach of environmental stewardship and contribute to the school’s LEED platinum certification.

“There was only one panel design capable of meeting the energy production requirements within the constraints of available rooftop space, timeframe and cost efficiencies required for MLK School. We chose Sunpreme Bifacial Panels for their smart technical solution and higher energy production, proven product reliability and outstanding aesthetics. Over 1,500 panels of Sunpreme Maxima GxB370, 72 Cell with bifacial advantage – were installed to meet the project requirements. Sunpreme has demonstrated that it is a reliable partner, with innovative products and truly professional customer support,” said Stuart Rentz, CivicSolar’s President.

“We at Sunpreme are proud to partner with CivicSolar and the MLK School in Cambridge, MA on this large rooftop PV plant, a benchmark in a sophisticated urban setting. Our Bifacial panels are among the most powerful available, delivering space-effective as well as cost-effective solutions to the distributed power market. Building up on a strong foundation of designed-in Quality, we leverage our proprietary Hybrid Cell Technology for Performance, and an innovative lean manufacturing process for Cost,” saidAshok Sinha, Sunpreme’s Chairman and CEO.

“We are privileged to have partnered with CivicSolar in making Sunpreme GxB370 Bifacial panels available to prestigious MLK School. It is extremely rewarding to enable significant operational savings and significantly lower carbon footprint while inspiring students with the great solar power,” said Surinder S. Bedi, Executive Vice President, Global Quality & Reliability, System Products and Market Development at Sunpreme. “Sunpreme has historically offered one of the most reliable solar panels – certified to withstand challenging environmental solutions ranging from extreme hot to cold, snow load, hail stones and wind resistance. By focusing on smart technologies we are able to deliver best designed bifacial panels, outstanding system performance and lifetime yields — with Lowest Cost per kWh. We look forward to continuing to provide a top quality product and best-in-class customer experience,” added Bedi.  

About CivicSolar:                                                                                               
CivicSolar distributes a full range of solar equipment to provide customers with everything needed to easily and cost-effectively sell and install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. CivicSolar serves over 3,500 contractors throughout the United States, Caribbeanand Latin America. The CivicSolar works hard to empower solar installers by delivering quality equipment, engineering, financing, and competitive pricing for every job. CivicSolar strives to accelerate the adoption of solar power by raising the bar in solar equipment distribution through reliability, efficiency and responsiveness. Dedicated team members continuously meet the unique needs of our customers from offices in Oakland, Bostonand Austin,TX. For more information, visit

About Sunpreme Inc.
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Sunpreme is a global solar photovoltaic company that designs, develops and manufactures its proprietary HCT which delivers the best cost performance value to clean-tech customers, worldwide. Sunpreme provides the world’s most powerful Bifacial and Smart Panels with STC outputs of 310W – 500W based on a patented HCT platform. With 7 of top 10 rankings among thin-film PV products, Sunpreme solutions are deployed across the US, including Alaska, California, Florida, Hawaiian Islands, Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, Utah, Vermont, and worldwide, in Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Ecuador, Fiji, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, the Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey and UK. For more information, visit: Contact Samantha Lam,