Chua Di Lac Buddhist Temple Exhibits Spiritual Ecology with Solar Panel Installation Using Sustainable Lead Free Solder Modules from Mitsubishi Electric

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Chua Di Lac Buddhist Temple held a commissioning ceremony on November
16, 2016 to celebrate the 49.8 kW Mitsubishi
photovoltaic (PV) system installation at its San Jose,
California facility. Local dignitaries, including California Assembly
member, Kansen Chu, were on hand to support the temple’s switch to clean

The Mitsubishi Electric PV system is the first commercial solar system
to be installed in San Jose’s Vietnamese community. Chua Di Lac Buddhist
Temple is one of the newer temples in Northern California.

“We believe that spirituality includes engagement in ecological issues,”
said Loanie Lam, owner, Chua Di Lac Buddhist Temple & Unified Event
Center. “We give back to the community through healing and yoga classes
as well as teaching children how to meditate and live in the present
moment. It’s beautiful to see the children go home and share the
techniques with their parents on how to stay calm and release stress
through breathing. Installing a photovoltaic system and converting to
sustainable energy is an extension of our commitment to our community
and mother earth.”

The solar electric system, installed by San Jose-based, Solar
System, Inc.
features 188 Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Pro solar
modules. It has the potential to offset 90 percent of the temple’s
electricity needs and produce 75,000 kWh of solar power in its first
year. It can also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 57 tons annually,
equivalent of recycling 16 tons of garbage instead of dumping in
landfills. The system will offset CO2 emissions equal to 56,245 pounds
of coal burned.

“Loanie and the organization have already contributed so much to the
community and accomplished a great deal,” said Gina Heng, vice president
and general manager of Mitsubishi Electric Photovoltaic Division. “We
are honored she selected Mitsubishi Electric panels to continue her
quest to give back to the community and environment.”

The system was installed with inverters from Yaskawa
– Solectria Solar
and racking from PanelClaw.

About Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Photovoltaic Division

Mitsubishi Electric designs, engineers and manufactures high quality
solar panels to deliver clean, reliable energy to its customers
throughout the world. With more than 90 years of electronics
manufacturing expertise and 40 years’ experience developing solar power
technology, Mitsubishi Electric is one of the most established solar
providers in the industry. Residential, commercial, and government
customers can count on the 25-year limited warranty offered by
Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. for its photovoltaic modules to optimize
their return on investment. Additional terms and conditions of the
warranties apply. Additional information is available at
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In addition to solar modules, Mitsubishi
Electric US group companies’
principal businesses include
semiconductor devices, automotive electrical components, elevators and
escalators, factory automation products and services, heating and
cooling products, electric utility products, and large-scale video
displays for stadiums and arenas. Mitsubishi Electric US group companies
have roughly 50 locations throughout North America with approximately
4,000 employees.

About Yaskawa – Solectria Solar

– Solectria Solar
, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yaskawa
America, Inc.
, is the largest commercial inverter manufacturer in
the U.S. Solectria’s products include 3.8 to 750 kW inverters, string
combiners and web-based monitoring for all size solar systems. Solectria
is backed by over 100 years of power electronics and inverter
experience. All of Solectria’s three-phase central inverters are made in
the USA. PV System owners, developers and EPCs rely on the high
performance, reliability and bankability of Yaskawa – Solectria Solar.
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Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.
Brooke Behunin, 714-220-6885