LOS GATOS, Calif. - Akeena Solar, a leading designer and installer of solar systems, has announced the completion of seven commercial projects with many using the company’s lightweight and non-penetrating Andalay Flat Roof system.
“Considering the electricity costs associated with running a
business and the rebates available, solar is a win-win kind of deal,” said
Sandy Frazen, president of Creative Labels, a manufacturer of a wide variety of
labels in Gilroy who recently installed the Andalay Flat Roof solar power
system. “We are cutting our electricity bill, and the Andalay Flat Roof system
installed quickly and easily, without any disruptions to our business. My
employees and I feel great about the steps we’re taking to be green and energy
efficient. It’s simply the right decision, and the timing is right from a
Recently completed, the 200-panel installation on Creative
Label’s rooftop is the largest installation in Gilroy. Akeena’s six other
commercial installations are scattered throughout the Bay Area and Central
Valley, and in total the seven projects will provide nearly 235 kW of solar
power and reduce carbon dioxide by 269 tons a year - the equivalent to taking
1,500 cars off the road.
“Solar fits in perfectly with our mission - we are always trying
to teach our members to be good stewards of the earth and to be more efficient
with our resources,” said Pastor Randy Pabst of Bethel Lutheran Church in
Cupertino. “Three years ago we wanted to make a move to be more green, and
started with small steps. When we considered the generous rebates available and
that we could save around $1,200 a month in energy costs by installing a solar
system, it made sense for us to make a big switch.”
Bethel Church’s 150-panel system will generate 25 kW of solar
electricity, and it will provide a learning opportunity for the 160 children
who attend the church’s school. And in San Jose, another school is getting on
the solar bandwagon. The Harker School is cutting its electricity bills with
the help of the 54-panel, 9 kW system Akeena Solar recently installed.
Steve Daniel, executive vice president of sales and marketing for
Akeena Solar, said, “The lightweight, non-penetrating panels install quickly
and incorporate Andalay solar panels that deliver built-in reliability,
resulting in optimum performance. We’ve minimized both the structural impact
and the time spent on the rooftop, making the system perfect for flat-roofed
buildings. And with the rebates currently available to businesses, it makes
bottom-line sense for companies to switch to solar.”
Akeena’s other California solar commercial installations include
a 56 kW system for Harris Construction in Fresno; a 25kW system for Le Cache
Premium Wine Cabinets in Cotati; a 14kW system for Pacific Properties in
Rocklin; and a 7kW system for Bikram Yoga Napa Valley in Napa Valley.
For more information, visit www.akeena.com.
Dec. 29, 2008: Akeena Announces Seven New Commercial Solar Installations
December 29, 2008