Solar for Your Molars!

Kyocera Partners with Fresh Training Concepts on Sun Dental Installation

10/31/06

Sun Dental

Lakeport, CA - October 31, 2006 - Kyocera Solar, Inc. announced today that one of its authorized dealers, Fresh Training Concepts and Energy Systems, has completed a 5.27 KW-AC installation atop Sun Dental, the first dentist’s office in Lake County, CA to go solar.

The Sun Dental solar equipment package included 2-MyGen3150's consisting of 18 (x2) Kyocera, KC-175GT, high efficiency, deep blue PV modules; 2-Xantrex GT 3.0 utility interactive inverters (240V); and Unirac Solar Mount Rail Kits were used as the fixed roof support structure. Over the systems' productive lifetime it is expected to offset about 80% of their annual usage with a 6-8 year payback projected based on deferred utility payments.

Daniel Felperin founder and principal of FRESH says he wanted to take advantage of the only available south facing roof area and give it a unique tiered look since it is easily viewed from the street.

"We were able to adapt the two standard MyGen kits to all three roof faces with little extra effort. One MyGen (18 modules) faces west. The second MyGen was divided into thirds (2/3's facing east, 1/3 facing south),“ added Felperin.

Dr. Randolph Sun, owner of the system, is pleased with the turnout and expects that the environmental benefits and financial incentives make this installation well worth the cost.

Since Sun also has a Kyocera PV system on the roof of his house, he felt installing a solar system on his office was a “no brainer”.

“I even drive an electric 2003 Toyota RAV4 EV, a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) to and from the office, so it only makes sense for me to continue ‘going green’,” added Sun.

“Besides, it gives me a great sense of accomplishment to help people prevent decay along with protecting our environment against global warming through environmental prevention,” he added.

With an estimated yearly power production of about 9,000 kWh, the system is expected to provide the office with enough power to run Dr. Sun’s facility for years to come.

“Kyocera is proud to supply Fresh Training Concepts with MyGen (MyGeneration) Solar Electric Power Systems for this unique application for Sun Dental,” said Dave Metcalf, Kyocera Solar’s Northern California Manager.

“The success of this project is a perfect example of the dedication and team work between Fresh Training Concepts and KSI,” added Metcalf.    

Kyocera Solar, Inc. is a world-leading supplier of environmentally sound, solar electric energy solutions. With operating headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ and regional sales centers in Brazil and Australia, Kyocera Solar, Inc. serves thousands of customers in both developed and developing regions. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc. of San Diego, the North American headquarters and holding company for Kyoto, Japan-based Kyocera Corporation. For more information, visit www.kyocerasolar.com

FRESH Training Concepts (FTC) was founded in 1989 by Daniel Felperin CIH, CSP, REA I.  The company has been in business over 17 years, 6 in solar. FTC is known for its involvement with retail sales design, integration, project management, as well as its collaboration on several commercial and residential applications. Please visit www.freshtc.com to learn more.

Sun Dental, based in Lakeport, CA, was founded in 1975 by Dr. Randolph Sun, DDS. Sun and partner, Dr. Heidi Sun, DDS provide state of the art dental procedures including prosthodontics (dentures and partials), cosmetic dentistry (veneers, porcelain inlays, teeth whitening), one-appointment endodontic treatment (root canals), non-surgical periodontal treatment, oral surgery (wisdom teeth extractions, biopsies, etc), restorative dentistry (white fillings, crowns and inlays) and minor orthodontic treatment. To learn more, please visit www.sun-dental.com