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Firms integrate products for military

April 22, 2011 at 11:40 AM   |   Comments

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 22 (UPI) -- A U.S. solar systems company and a U.S. manufacturer of military and homeland security trailers are integrating their products.

California's GlobalWatt Inc. and Silver Eagle Manufacturing Co. of Oregon also plan to design and engineer GlobalWatt's Sun Pad product line, a single-axis-tracking, 5kW modular unit mounted on a transportable and scalable platform.

"This partnership is truly an immediate all-win agreement because it expands Silver Eagle product offerings to address the growing solar needs of the National Guard and the Department of Defense," said Silver Eagle President Jay Wilson.

"Silver Eagle's 75 years of manufacturing experience provides a rugged and defense-qualified transport system, which is critical to the rapid deployment of GlobalWatt's Mobile Solar Systems.

"GlobalWatt's ability to make retrofit solar subsystems to meet our existing trailer products fits a market niche that Silver Eagle can use effectively and immediately."

Under the agreement, GlobalWatt will offer retrofit solar subsystems to be integrated onto Silver Eagle trailers supplied to the National Guard and U.S. Department of Defense. Silver Eagle will private label these solar products, including GlobalWatt's stowaway "The Avanti (4kW)" solar system.

GlobalWatt is a vertically integrated manufacturer of crystalline silicon solar modules that are used in a variety of market segments. The company's focus will be to develop and engineer cutting-edge solar powered products designed for use in the military, disaster relief, emergency response and conventional off-grid scenarios.

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