Sunvalley Solar has signed an agreement with its partner Baoding TianWei SolarFilms, a solar thin film supplier in China, to promote thin film solar power systems in the agricultural locales in Palm Springs, Thermal City and other cities in the Eastern Los Angeles area.

Since 2010, Sunvalley Solar has worked to bring the power of solar electricity and energy efficiency to farm owners in Palm Springs and Thermal City.

Sunvalley said that in these agricultural region, thin film modules have better performance in high temperature environments than crystalline modules.

The good irradiance conditions in desert areas combined with the thin film technology offered by Sunvalley Solar provide an efficient and cost effective means of solar power for agricultural clients.

Though thin-film panels require more area for installation, this is a non-issue at these large agricultural locations where space is readily available and the benefit of increased efficiency and lower utility costs far outweigh the space requirement, according to the company.