It’s good that not all things good for the environment happen on Earth Day only. Recently, Trina Solar announced that they will be donating 10.5 kW of solar modules for the offices of the American Lung Association of California. Everyday Energy will install the cost-saving solar system, and solar distributor Sonepar will provide the balance of system equipment for the project. The announcement came hand-in-hand with the Lung Association’s release of its State of the Air report.
“Clean renewable technologies like solar energy help reduce the serious health threat of air pollution,” said Jane Warner, President and CEO of the American Lung Association in California. “We thank Trina Solar for making this generous donation to help our organization put our energy use where our lungs are.”
The report shows that although clean air laws and investments have helped to decrease ozone and particulate matter, there is still work do be done – air pollution is still a problem for millions of Californians. This message seems to be a good fit for Trina Solar, the company’s efforts to improve its manufacturing footprint have resulted in an approximately 60 percent reduction in energy and water use per unit of solar power manufactured.
Delette Olberg, U.S. Director of Public Affairs for Trina Solar said of the donation, “Solar power is an effective solution to the critical issues facing the nation’s population and environment. We are committed to developing high-quality panels that provide an alternative to fossil fuel energy and are proud to partner with Sonepar and Everyday Energy to help the American Lung Association fight for cleaner air.”