August 24, 2015 - Green Buildings
Pro-Tech Energy Solutions has been selected by A.C. Moore, a specialty retailer offering a vast selection of arts, crafts and floral merchandise, to install a 3.48MW rooftop solar installation. The rooftop array will be installed on the A.C. Moore distribution warehouse and headquarters in Berlin. Part of a cost saving and sustainable energy initiative, the rooftop array will cover approximately 432,000 s/f and utilize string inverters to provide maximum control over energy supply.
Pro-Tech Energy Solutions will deliver a turnkey solution to A.C. Moore for the planning, design, development, management, installation and construction of its rooftop solar project. Paramount to the project's success is Pro-Tech's proven ability to complete the installation without delay or interruption to A.C. Moore's day-to-day business. The project will commence this month and is expected to be completed in the fall.
"Increasingly, companies such as A.C. Moore are turning to solar energy to help reduce their energy costs and fuel operational efficiencies," said Rich Cooper, president of Pro-Tech Energy Solutions. "Moreover, A.C. Moore can take advantage of unused corporate space to generate power on site and fuel positive financial outcomes. Rooftop installation in particular allows for a simple, spread-out configuration and is ideal for the purposes of design and cost efficiency."
A.C. Moore recognizes that by managing its own energy supply, it has the potential to reduce energy costs by as much as 50%. Additionally, the funds saved from self-generating power can go to support other A.C. Moore company directives. Through this sustainable energy initiative, A.C. Moore can improve its bottom line results and reduce its impact on the environment.
"Being good stewards of the environment is a priority for our company and installing solar panels was an important step in the launch of A.C. Moore's solar energy initiative," said Pepe Piperno, CEO, A.C. Moore. "Leveraging solar energy is good business. It positively impacts the environment, while helping to maintain financial stability, so our company is able to deliver the best quality products, service and price to our customers."