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Ambling Development Partners, LLC to be Solar Powered by Suniva

posted by URE on January 14, 2010

United Renewable Energy, LLC install GA Solar Panels Powered by Suniva

The new Woodbridge at Parkway Village Independent Senior Living Facility in Fairburn will be the first commercial location to receive an all-Georgia Solar power installation. Norcross Manufactured Solar Cells
The new “Powered by Suniva” panels include highly- efficient and low-cost photovoltaic cells, manufactured by Norcross, GA-based Suniva, Inc., and will be installed by Alpharetta-based United Renewable Energy, LLC.


The new United Renewable Energy brand panels, “Powered by Suniva,” provide solar energy at a lower price point than traditional high-powered solar PV systems.  These new solar panels are comprised of 95% American-made materials, including the solar cells manufactured at Suniva’s Norcross plant.

Atlanta-based Ambling Development Partners, LLC plans to install these panels on the new Independent Senior Living Facility in Fairburn. “Ambling Development Partners, LLC has multiple solar PV projects underway in Georgia on our affordable, senior, and market rate developments. Our commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainable practices is demonstrated by the installation of these panels sourced right here in Georgia”, said Torian R. Priestly, vice president of development at Ambling Development Partners.

Ambling Development Partners, LLC and United Renewable Energy, LLC are teaming up to install nearly 100kW of solar PV, including the Arcadia at Parkway Village project currently underway, and the Woodbridge at Parkway Village project to be completed in 2010.

“Ambling is demonstrating its commitment to sustainability and green jobs, while benefiting from the strong economics of commercial solar power in Georgia, said William Silva, director of operations for United Renewable Energy, LLC. “This is the first in a series of planned commercial installations featuring the high- powered, locally-produced URE ‘Powered by Suniva’ modules.”

United Renewable Energy, LLC, Georgia’s leading commercial solar photovoltaic integrator, will complete the installation of the planned 20 kW solar array on the new Independent Living Facility. Silva’s status as one of five Georgia solar PV installers certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEPTM) ensures that the solar installations meet the highest standards of quality design and installation.

“Our ‘Powered by Suniva’ program makes our high-powered solar cells immediately available to Georgia-based integrators, companies and homeowners, and shortly available across the U.S.A.” said Bryan Ashley, vice president of marketing and sales for Suniva, Inc. “Delivering our cells through premier PV integrators like United Renewable Energy allows us to offer the highest-quality, all-Georgia,  turn-key solar solution. Ambling’s use of our cells in their affordable housing and elderly care facilities represents the realization of our goal to improve peoples’ lives in a sustainable fashion. ”

About United Renewable Energy, LLC: United Renewable Energy, LLC (URE) delivers practical and economical renewable energy systems to businesses and homes. Alpharetta, Georgia based URE provides consulting, design, sales, financing and installation of solar and wind powered electric power generation systems. While operating the only renewable energy showroom in Georgia, URE provides commercial, utility scale and residential solar power systems, educational outreach and advocacy for renewable energy throughout the Eastern United States. For additional information, please visit http://www.u-renew.com

About Suniva: Based in Norcross, GA, Suniva manufactures high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells with low-cost techniques in order to make solar-generated electricity cost-competitive with fossil fuels. The company leverages exclusive licenses to critical patents and patent-pending intellectual property developed by founder and CTO Dr. Ajeet Rohatgi at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s University Center of Excellence for Photovoltaic Research, which is funded by the Department of Energy. Led by an internationally regarded team of business executives and photovoltaic scientists, Suniva sells its advanced solar cells worldwide, renewing U.S. leadership in the new energy economy. For additional information, please visit http://www.suniva.com

About Ambling: As a leader in multi-family, independent senior, and student housing, Ambling Companies, Inc. is a group of interrelated organizations dedicated to providing high-quality, unique housing solutions throughout the nation. The Ambling brand was born in 1995 with the creation of Ambling Development Company. Today, the Ambling organization is comprised of six independent divisions committed to providing the best in real estate development, construction and management services within a wide variety of markets.  For additional information, please visit http://www.Ambling.com

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