Eaton Will Create Comprehensive Solar Power System for New Mexico VA Health Care System

Date: June 29, 2010

Project Is Funded by Federal Stimulus

PITTSBURGH … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) today announced that it will design and install a turn-key Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System at the Albuquerque, New Mexico Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System. The scope of the $20 million contract includes designing and installing a 3.2 megawatt PV system throughout the site, including car port and roof-mounted arrays, as well as implementing a building-integrated system to help reduce demand from the local utility grid. This will be the largest PV system in New Mexico.

“Eaton is now fully engaged in the sustainable energy market,” said Paul Cody, vice president and general manager, Electrical Service and Systems Division, Eaton Corporation. “This major project will combine our expertise in electrical components and power distribution with comprehensive solar power system design and installation.”

Eaton offers a spectrum of solutions designed to reduce energy consumption and leave a smaller footprint on the environment. By managing solar power through turn-key services and support, electrical balance of systems solutions and hydraulic positioning systems, Eaton provides strategic coordination of all the electrical equipment, design and installation services required to install a functioning solar power system.

This contract is one of several recent agreements that Eaton has reached with government organizations, including $8 million in electrical products and services for the San Antonio Military Medical Center on the Fort Sam Houston Army base in Texas, supplying hybrid electric power systems for 35 fuel-efficient shuttle buses purchased by the U.S. General Services Administration for use on U.S. military bases and providing energy conservation at the United States Postal Service (USPS) Eastern Facilities Service Office at postal facilities in North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

The New Mexico Department of VA Health Care System is a leader in providing rural health care, opening its first VA-staffed community based outpatient clinic in Farmington, New Mexico, followed by clinics in Artesia, Gallup, Raton, Silver City and Santa Fe. In recent years, the system has contracted with Health Centers of Northern New Mexico (multiple access locations), Ben Archer Health Center and Health Net Federal Services to provide veterans access to clinics throughout New Mexico and southwest Colorado.
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and industrial automation products and services. Eaton’s global electrical product lines, including Cutler-Hammer®, Moeller®, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, Santak®, and MGE Office Protection Systems™ provide customer-driven PowerChain Management® solutions to serve the power system needs of the data center, industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential, and OEM markets worldwide.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit

Mark Horner
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