RGS Energy’s Sunetric Deploys PV System for Coral Creek Golf Course, First Public Golf Course to Go Solar on the Island of O’ahu
Roof, Ground and Carport Mounted Solar Systems to Offset 60% of Utility Power
Louisville, CO, and Kailua, HI – July 8, 2014 – Sunetric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of RGS Energy (NASDAQ: RGSE), has completed a multiple solar system project totaling 324.6 kilowatts (kW) for Coral Creek Golf Course in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. Coral Creek is the first public golf course on O’ahu to ‘go solar.’
The facilities at Coral Creek are now powered by three photovoltaic (PV) systems: a 108 kW roof-mounted system on the maintenance building, a 108 kW ground-mounted trellis system at the irrigation wells, and a 108 kW carport structure at the driving range.
The PV systems are expected to produce more than 44,557 kilowatt hours (kWh) monthly and offset 60% of the facility’s utility-sourced energy consumption, saving the golf course approximately $5,000 a month. In addition to providing less costly electrical power, the custom-designed carport structure provides golfers at the driving range shade from the sun and cover from any rain showers.
“We take pride in our status as one of Hawaii’s premier golf courses,” said Kyun Kim, Coral Creek’s general manager. “We focus on the customer’s experience and strive to keep our facilities always immaculate. By going solar with Sunetric, we can sustain our high level of service and while remaining a profitable business.”
Aaron Kirk, Sunetric’s president, commented: “Sunetric provides businesses like Coral Creek Golf Course the best available solar solutions that can substantially reduce the higher cost of electricity in Hawaii. As the first public golf course to go solar on O’ahu, Coral Creek is a perfect example of how more businesses on the islands are adopting solar to reduce energy costs and decrease Hawaii’s oil dependency.”
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Sunetric is one of the largest and most experienced solar developers and integrators in Hawaii. As a full-service solar energy firm, they handle every stage of the design, development and installation of photovoltaic systems on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai and the Big Island. Sunetric is a wholly owned subsidiary of RGS Energy. For more information, visit http://sunetric.com/.
About RGS Energy
RGS Energy (NASDAQ: RGSE) is one of the nation’s pioneering solar energy companies serving commercial, residential, and utility customers. Beginning with one of the very first photovoltaic panels sold to the public in the U.S. in 1978, the company has installed more than 22,500 solar power systems representing over 235 megawatts of 100% clean renewable energy. RGS Energy makes it very convenient for customers to save on their energy bills by providing a comprehensive solar solution, from design, financing, permitting and installation to ongoing monitoring, maintenance and support.
As one of the nation’s largest and most experienced solar power players, the company has 20 offices across the West and the Northeast. For more information, visit RGSEnergy.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rgsenergy and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/rgsenergy. RGS Energy is a trade name and RGS Energy makes filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission under its official name “Real Goods Solar, Inc.”
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