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DNT Express Brings More Green to the Capital District Farmers Market

 

Louisville, CO, May 22, 2012 – Real Goods Solar, Inc., the oldest and most established solar energy company in the nation, recently completed the installation of a solar electric array at the headquarters of DNT Express, a wine distribution company located in the Capital District Farmers Market in Menands, NY. DNT Express is now powered by a 19.6kW solar power system designed to offset 75% of the building’s annual electrical needs. The solar array began generating clean solar energy on May 11, 2012.

“Being located in the last ‘farmer owned’ wholesale farmer’s market in the country, we wanted to make sure our operations were as green and sustainable as possible,” explained brothers Dan and Tim Nickels, owners of DNT Express. “Not only will the solar power reduce our carbon footprint but it will significantly reduce our operating costs as well.”

Real Goods Solar designed a system that met the needs of the building and DNT Express, including helping the company take advantage of a significant grant from the New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA). “We were able to optimize the array to maximize the system’s energy production within the constraints of the site,” said Dennis Phayre, the Project Development Director from Real Goods Solar’s Albany-area office.

The project consists of seventy 280 Watt Suntech solar panels mounted on the roof of the facility and includes an online data monitoring system that enables DNT to track the energy production of the system.

About Real Goods Solar

Real Goods Solar is a leading solar energy integrator, having installed over 13,000 solar electric systems. We offer turnkey solutions, and have 34 years of experience in solar energy, beginning with the sale of the first retail solar photovoltaic panels in the U.S. in 1978. With offices in California, Colorado and the Northeast, Real Goods Solar is one of the largest residential solar installers in the country. For more information, visit RealGoodsSolar.com or call 1-888-56-SOLAR.

Media: Amy Bowman, amy.bowman@realgoods.com, 203.210.7710