Atlanta’s Green’s Beverage Store Commissions 57kW Solyndra Solar PV System
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Atlanta’s Green’s Beverage Store Commissions 57kW Solyndra Solar PV System from Empower Energy Technology
Atlanta, Georgia – November 15, 2010 – Green’s Beverage Store, one of the leading providers of wine, beer and spirits in metro Atlanta, today announced the commissioning of its solar photovoltaic (PV) system. Empower Energy Technology, one of Georgia’s leading commercial solar PV integrators, designed, engineered and installed the 57 kilowatt Solyndra PV system. The Solyndra system covers the majority of the Buford Highway location’s roof and offsets Green’s energy usage by nearly 20%. The system will produce approximately 86,000 kilowatt hours per year.
“Green’s is constantly looking for innovative ways to minimize our energy impact. Empower demonstrated to us the compelling ROI of the Solyndra system which was installed in conjunction with our new, white ‘cool’ roof,” said Jeff Greenbaum, President of BINS Corp, the parent company of Green’s Beverage Store. “With our refrigeration requirements and corresponding energy usage, we were investigating options to offset our energy costs and the economics of the Solyndra PV system made it the right investment.”
“Green’s has been very progressive in their investment in solar and they have taken a prudent approach in mitigating their long term energy costs,” said Mark Bell, President of Empower Energy.” We are excited to work with Green’s on their renewable energy strategy and look forward to working with them as they seek additional energy saving solutions at other properties within their real estate portfolio.”
About Empower Energy Technology, LLC:
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, with a satellite office in Ashville, North Carolina, Empower Energy Technology serves the needs of commercial and institutional clients for energy management and supplemental power solutions based on conventional and clean energy sources. They serve customers in the greater metro Atlanta area and other major cities in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi.
Solyndra designs and manufactures photovoltaic systems, comprised of panels and mounting hardware, for the commercial rooftop market. Solyndra employs high volume manufacturing based on proven technologies and processes to meet the needs of the global solar market. Using proprietary cylindrical modules and thin-film technology, Solyndra systems are designed to provide the lowest cost of electricity on commercial rooftops by delivering the lowest total systems costs per watt and the highest kilowatt hour production per rooftop for typical installations. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Fremont, California, Solyndra operates a state-of-the-art 300,000 square foot fully-automated manufacturing complex.
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