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Shoker Dental Clinic offsets 90 percent of its energy use with high quality Sunpreme solar panels

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunpreme, a global SmartSilicon crystalline solar power product manufacturer headquartered in Silicon Valley, today announced the completion of two of the largest rooftop installations on a dental clinic in the east bay.

Both systems will generate enough electricity to offset approximately 90 percent of the clinics' annual power needs and provide a centerpiece to the clinic's holistic approach to environmental stewardship.

The systems feature 47 kW of Sunpreme solar panels mounted on the dental clinics' roof to maximize energy production. The arrays are designed to produce approximately 65,209 kilowatt hours of solar electricity each year, enough to offset 99,010 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions annually, the equivalent of planting 16.5 acres of trees.

"We applaud Shoker Dental Clinic for their vision to having clean, renewable energy generated for medical facilities. Medical facilities depend on reliable energy source for its patient care, and Shoker Clinic can rely on premium quality Sunpreme solar systems to deliver guaranteed performance for the next 25 years or more," said Surinder S. Bedi, Executive Vice President of Sunpreme.

"Shoker Clinic opted for a life-cycle approach in selecting high quality Sunpreme modules for their solar projects and net present value analysis in making its financial decisions. This highly replicable approach is expected to result in superior returns on investment," said Dr. Ashok Sinha, Chief Executive Officer of Sunpreme. "Moreover, the double glass construction of our SmartSilicon panels ensures a higher reliability and performance in combination with superior aesthetics due to its thin, frameless profile."

"We selected Sunpreme modules because of its disruptive technology, superb quality and excellent value. The employees at Sunpreme are knowledgeable, helpful and they take pride in delivering the best product and service," commented Dr. Devinder Shoker.

"We are pleased that Sunpreme selected SMA's Sunny Boy inverters for this project, especially because Sunpreme's high quality modules work well with SMA's reliable technology," said Rob Schwarzinger, director of sales for Medium Power Solutions for SMA America. "With the new PV system providing the majority of Shoker Dental's power supply, SMA's market leading technology will provide the reliability that the installation needs."

About Sunpreme

Sunpreme is a global solar photovoltaic (PV) company engaged in the business of design, development and manufacturing its proprietary SmartSilicon® based solar cells and solar panels to satisfy the growing global demand for abundant, affordable, clean energy. Sunpreme has R&D and process integration facilities in Sunnyvale, California - the heart of Silicon Valley's market-based innovation culture, and manufacturing and final process development capability in Jiaxing, near Shanghai, China. 

About SMA

The SMA Group generated sales of €1.7 billion in 2011 and is the global market leader for solar inverters, a key component of all PV plants. It is headquartered in Niestetal, near Kassel, Germany, and is represented in 21 countries on six continents. The Group employs more than 5,500 people worldwide, plus a number of temporary employees that varies on a seasonal basis. SMA's broad product portfolio includes a compatible inverter for every type of module on the market and for all PV plant sizes. The product range includes inverters both for grid-connected PV plants and for off-grid systems. SMA can therefore provide an ideal inverter solution for all plant sizes and types. Since 2008, the Group's parent company, SMA Solar Technology AG, has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (S92) and also in the TecDAX index. In recent years, SMA has received numerous awards for excellence as an employer and in 2011 and 2012 achieved first place in Germany's nationwide Great Place to Work® competition. /

About Shokar Dental Clinics

Shoker Dental Clinic has been providing superior dental care for residents of the Greater Milpitas area and beyond since 1990. Dr. Shoker and his associates provide the best dental treatment tailored to each family's needs and expectations using the latest technology in a clean, caring, and comfortable environment. The clinic offer services in cosmetic dentistry, wisdom teeth extraction and gum disease treatment. For more information go to

SOURCE Sunpreme, Inc.