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Suntech activates first large-scale solar power system in Santa Barbara

Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd, a manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) modules, together with the City of Santa Barbara and Tioga Energy, a solar financing firm, have announced the activation of the Santa Barbara’s first large-scale solar power system.

The 384 kW DC solar PV system is financed and operated by Tioga Energy through its SurePath™ Solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

Through the SurePath PPA agreement, Tioga Energy sells the energy generated by the solar power system to the city at a fixed price over the 20-year contract term.

The solar power system could produce 550,000 kWh of energy per year.

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