SunSi Teams with LED Lighting Installer Commonwealth
SunSi Energies Inc., an international manufacturer, seller and distributor of energy products and solutions, has entered into a strategic alliance with Commonwealth Energy Group, LLC, a Pennsylvania-based energy consulting firm focused on the retrofitting and installation of energy-saving LED lighting systems. Commonwealth provides a wide array of services, including the design and installation of energy-efficient systems, energy-savings audits with payback analysis, assistance in obtaining tax rebates and credits from local municipalities on energy-saving projects, as well as offering financing alternatives to facilitate new projects.
Since its inception in 2007, Commonwealth has serviced more than 600 clients, retrofitted over 15 million square feet with new lighting, delivered greater than 112 MWh in savings, and generated in excess of $10 million in tax incentives. Commonwealth’s services cater to both domestic and international companies, including Sandvik Steel, Standard Parking, Millwood Manufacturing, CHEP Manufacturing, Diversified Information Technologies, the New Jersey Railroad and Furmano Foods.
David Natan, SunSi’s CEO, stated, “Partnering with Commonwealth will enable us to provide comprehensive, turnkey LED solutions to our customers. In addition to providing high-performing LED lighting products, we can now offer initial energy audits and effectively guarantee the potential energy savings prior to installation. Furthermore, we will have the ability to assist our customers through the processes of generating and collecting tax savings and rebates with local utility companies and in the proper environmental disposal of their old lighting products.”
Richard St-Julien, SunSi’s Chairman, stated, “Commonwealth is a superb fit for SunSi. In today’s competitive environment, customers are looking for a one-stop resource to provide complete energy solutions and services. Our vision is to serve our customers in this manner as a sole source provider.” St-Julien further stated, “Commonwealth has a vast amount of expertise, a demonstrated track record, and an excellent reputation. Historically, they have used a large network of LED providers in their projects. Now by utilizing SunSi’s high quality, competitively priced LED products, we firmly believe that Commonwealth will be able to generate many new opportunities for SunSi. In turn, we intend to incorporate Commonwealth’s knowledge and service platform throughout our business segments.”
Louis Evans, Commonwealth’s CEO, stated, “We are delighted to enter into this agreement with SunSi having access to additional resources and competitive products, which will expedite growth for Commonwealth. Our expertise will also provide great benefit to SunSi and we look forward to a long-term partnership.”
About SunSi Energies Inc.
SunSi Energies is a global company whose products and solutions focus on renewable energy and improved energy efficiency. SunSi is the exclusive distributor in the US, Canada and Mexico of LED commercial lighting products and fixtures manufactured by Lightsky.
Via its majority-owned subsidiaries in China, Wendeng and ZBC Baokai, SunSi is a major producer and distributor of Trichlorosilane (TCS), a chemical used in the production of polysilicon-based solar panels. TCS is considered to be the first product in the solar PV value chain before polysilicon, and is also the principal source of ultrapure silicon in the semiconductor industry. SunSi currently controls 55,000 metric tons of annual TCS production in China and sells it to some of the largest polysilicon companies in the world.
Through its majority stake in US-based TransPacific Energy, Inc. (TPE), SunSi offers a unique product that maximizes heat recovery and converts waste heat directly from industrial processes. The company builds, sells, and operates a proprietary and modular product known as Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC), which offers what may be the most efficient and broadly applicable waste heat capture and energy conversion systems available in the market.