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Solar Panels For Georgia's Largest Commercial Solar Project

Kyocera Solar, Inc. announced it is the sole supplier of photovoltaic modules for the largest commercial solar array in the state of Georgia. USFloors recently installed the 144.48 kW solar array at its facilities located in Dalton, GA. The rooftop installation, comprised of 672 Kyocera KD 215GX PLU solar modules, spans approximately 14,500 square feet and is expected to produce 171,216 kwh/year—enough electricity to power 14 homes annually. In addition, the system will offset more than 100 percent of the building's current electrical needs, allowing for a reduction in operating costs that will preserve company jobs.

"This solar project demonstrates Kyocera's commitment to sustainable energy," stated Steve Hill, president of Kyocera Solar, Inc. "Kyocera strives to help organizations achieve their sustainability goals—we are pleased to work with companies such as USFloors and United Renewable Energy LLC who share Kyocera's commitment to the environment."

As a top provider of sustainable flooring, USFloors' commitment is to provide its customers with high quality, environmentally sound products—a practice that motivated the company to produce solar electric power on site. Various utility and government incentives such as accelerated depreciation and state and federal tax credits, made the completion of the project possible, and contributed to the site's LEED certification process and ongoing sustainability mission.

Georgia-based United Renewable energy designed and installed the solar array. According to URE President William Silva, "We chose Kyocera's solar panels for two simple reasons, quality and reliability. Their real world, global track record and zero tolerance made Kyocera the clear choice."

Source: GlassOnWeb