Archive for October, 2010

SunGreen Solar Energy Partner With Hilton San Gabriel Hotel

Posted on: October 27th, 2010 by SN No Comments


SunGreen Systems has been selected to be the solar energy partner for the Hilton San Gabriel Hotel. The Hilton San Gabriel Hotel is a 222 guest room, full-service hotel situated in the midst of historical San Gabriel, California, 11 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles.

SunGreen Systems will install a 109kW roof mount and carport system, as well as a 38.6kW outdoor solar garden. Construction is expected to begin February 2011.

PV Taiwan – Photovoltaic Solar Systems

Posted on: October 27th, 2010 by SN No Comments

CEO, Rick Hsu, is currently attending PV Taiwan in Taipei, October 26-28, 2010, so that he can continue expanding our knowledge of the solar industry, not only domestically, but internationally as well. Click here for more information: PV Taiwan

Asian American Expo

Posted on: October 27th, 2010 by SN No Comments

Saturday and Sunday, January 15 and 16, 2011 – SunGreen Systems will be holding a booth at the Asian American Expo at the Pomona Fairplex. Come visit us at Booth #4826

Solar Energy – The Truth…

Posted on: October 27th, 2010 by BT No Comments

By John Hoffman:

A recent Wall Street Journal editorial that boldly stated that Photovoltaic solar energy is a “speculative and immature technology that costs far more than ordinary power” was brought to my attention.  I work in the solar industry and am constantly forced to dispel misconceptions so this is nothing new – But from the Wall Street Journal, I say Nay Nay.

First off the solar industry is far from ‘speculative’ or ‘immature’.  There are over a million people that work in solar related businesses and far more that consume power from the sun’s rays.   The people that install solar on their homes and businesses do so because it works and there are real economic and social benefits.   As for ‘immature’ the technology behind solar, Photovoltaic’s (creation of a voltage in a material when exposed to light), was first observed in 1839 by Alexandre-Edmond Becquerel.  And below is a timeline of everything that’s happened in the industry since:

  • 1904 – Albert Einstein wrote paper giving explanation of theory which won the Nobel Prize.
  • 1954 – Ma Bell produces first solar cells.
  • 1977 – Solar panels installed on White House
  • 1984 – Solar panels removed from White House
  • 2010 – Solar panels installed on White House (rinse and repeat)

Well maybe not everything but my personal faves.  Point being the technology is anything but ‘immature’.

Now to price.  We all can agree that there is a distinct difference between price and cost.  The reality is when you compare the real costs of solar with the fully loaded real costs of burning fossil fuels including coal, oil and natural gas, solar is cheaper.  This is true when it comes to nuclear power (the wolf in wolf’s clothing) as well.  So it’s tragically ironic that the owner of the esteemed Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, recently announced plans to build one of the largest solar facilities in the country.

The Truth:  solar panels are long lasting (40-50 years), will pay for themselves in first 5-10, when being used solar panels are motionless and odorless,  pollution free and silent with the lone byproduct of shade.  What more can you ask for…Beauty?  Style?  Here are a few of my favorite residential examples:

images:  http://1bog.org/blog/top-ten-beautiful-solar-powered-homes/

BYD and SunGreen Systems MOU Agreement Signing

Posted on: October 26th, 2010 by SN 1 Comment

On Monday, October 25, 2010, BYD and SunGreen Systems signed a Memorandum of Understanding  to commence their partnership in the Solar Industry.

For Immediate Release: October 27, 2010

LOS ANGELES BOASTS NEW GREEN TEAM

SUNGREEN SYSTEMS INC PARTNERS WITH BYD AMERICA CORP

TO DELIVER SOLAR POWER TO THE SOUTHWEST

Two fast growing companies in L.A.’s alternative energy industry are joining forces.

SunGreen Systems Inc.,(”SunGreen”) which develops and installs solar energy systems, has signed a cooperation agreement with BYD America Corp.,(”BYD”) a provider of photovoltaic solar panels and other technologies.

BYD will supply SunGreen with panels from its parent company in China, BYD Company Limited, which is 10% owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. SunGreen will integrate the panels into systems for commercial and residential customers in California, Nevada and Arizona. The two companies will also cross-promote each other in their marketing materials and campaigns.

“It’s an ideal match,” said SunGreen Chairman Y.Y. Lin. “We take great care to source only top quality panels. As testimony to their quality and expertise, BYD has already signed deals with the City of Lancaster, KB Home and the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power.”

“We’re impressed with SunGreen’s combined experience in real estate, green tech and architecture.” said BYD Business Development Manager Junguo Huang.

The two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding on October 25, 2010 to commence their cooperation immediately and continue at least through December 2011.

BYD America Corp., is the Los Angeles-based subsidiary of China’s BYD Company Limited (http://www.byd.com.cn/), a 200,000 employee firm and US$10 Billion company, which manufactures advanced energy technologies and electric automobiles. With investments from Warren Buffett, BYD is ranked #1 on the Bloomberg-BusinessWeek 2009 Tech 100 List.

SunGreen Systems (http://www.sungreensystems.com) provides solar energy solutions to residential and commercial customers. Based in Irwindale, California, the SunGreen Systems team consists of architects, real-estate developers and solar-energy experts.

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John at the Thousand Oaks Street Fair

Posted on: October 26th, 2010 by SN No Comments

On Sunday, October 17, 2010, John and Sandra attended the Thousand Oaks Street Fair.  Despite the cold and rain, they managed to get out there and meet some wonderful people in the Thousand Oaks community.

Rick Hsu, Speaking at the NATMA 2010 Annual Convention

Posted on: October 26th, 2010 by SN 1 Comment

On Saturday, October 9, SunGreen System’s CEO, Rick Hsu, spoke at the North American Taiwanese Medical Association 2010 Annual Convention.  The agenda for the seminar included topics on: Solar for Everyone, Solar 101, and Solar Rebates and Incentives.  The convention was well attended by physicians, dentists, ophthamologists, and other medical professionals from all across the U.S.

Solar was well received by the audience, and we look forward to providing solar for these attendees.

The Tree House Solar Energy Project, Studio City, CA

Posted on: October 26th, 2010 by SN 1 Comment

The Tree House Project, Studio City, CA – This home was built to LEED Platinum standards and is 65% above compliance levels for California’s Title 24. It is also the most highly rated green home in the San Fernando Valley.

“Installing solar panels was a top priority for us when acquiring our green home.  SunGreen Systems gained our trust from the beginning with their knowledge and attention to details.  Our goals were aligned and they were very responsive throughout the entire process.

Throughout the installation, we were pleased with their professionalism; and we were thrilled when they finished ahead of schedule!

We had a great experience and I would highly recommend SunGreen Systems.”

-Kathy & Greg Bell

Our CEO, Rick Hsu and COO, Benny Tse visiting Taiwan PV Manufacturers

Posted on: October 20th, 2010 by SN 1 Comment

Our CEO, Rick Hsu and COO, Benny Tse have returned from touring production lines in Taiwan and China. They toured production lines in SunGreen’s quest to ensure the quality of our solar panels at the best possible prices.

On September 10

Posted on: October 20th, 2010 by SN 1 Comment

On September 10, SunGreen Systems attended and sponsored the San Gabriel Valley Hospitality Association Golf Classic. We were stationed at the 17th hole at the Westridge Golf Club in La Habra where we exhibited one of our solar energy panels.