Knorr Brake Corporation Selects Standard Solar for 865 kW PV Installation on Custom Roof at New Facility in Maryland
Project financing provided by UGI Performance Solutions
ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Standard Solar, Inc., a leader in the full-service development, construction, integration, financing and installation of solar electric systems, today announced the completed installation of an 865 kW PV solar array on the custom-designed 100,000 net square foot rooftop of Knorr Brake Corporation’s (KBC) new facility in Westminster, Maryland.
Financed through a long-term Power Purchase Agreement with UGI Performance Solutions (UGIPS), the installation will be monitored and maintained by Standard Solar. The system is expected to provide up to 60 percent of the building’s energy requirements, reducing KBC’s energy costs and reinforcing their environmental stewardship.
“Our professional staff, installation experience and access to financing options are just a few reasons Knorr Brake Corporation selected us as their solar partner,” said Scott Wiater, Standard Solar President. “We turned their vision of a solar roof into a reality with no impact to the construction schedule and strongly positioned them to achieve their goal of LEED certification of the new facility. This was a fantastic project.”
As part of the company’s overall sustainability goals, the new building with its 2,882 rooftop mounted solar modules, will realize annual energy savings equal to 95,592 gallons of gasoline. KBC’s solar roof and other green building practices will allow the company to pursue LEED certification for the facility.
“The solar project allowed KBC to really drive home the fact that we are an environmental and energy conscious company. We had looked at other sustainability measures for our facility and decided that solar made the most sense for sustainability and cost-savings goals,” said David Moore, KBC’s Director of Finance.
High-resolution aerial images of array are available upon request.
About Standard Solar
Standard Solar, Inc. is a leader in the full-service development, construction, integration, financing and installation of solar electric systems. Dedicated to making solar solutions more accessible to businesses, institutions and governments, the company is leading the way to energy independence. Committed to offering responsible and energy cost-saving solar solutions that conform to the highest standards, Standard Solar is one of the most trusted and respected solar companies. Since 2004, Standard Solar has been the partner of choice to make solar energy financially accessible, helping customers through financing options, including Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and navigating expanded federal and state and local tax credits. The company’s Standard Energy Solutions (SES) division provides home energy solutions including home solar, energy efficiency and energy management services. Named one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for three consecutive years by Inc. Magazine, Standard Solar is headquartered in Rockville, MD. For more information, please visit www.standardsolar.com.
About UGI Performance Solutions
UGI Performance Solutions (UGIPS) is a vertically integrated service network of wholly-owned subsidiaries of UGI. The venture incorporates exceptional design and engineering capability, world-class execution resources, and the innovation and ingenuity of hundreds of dedicated professionals. With the capability to design, build, own, operate, and maintain energy and efficiency assets, UGI Performance Solutions provides clean, innovative, and effective solutions and technologies that deliver improved performance, a healthier environment, and significant impact to its client’s bottom line. For more information, visit www.ugiperformance.com or call Lauren Ventresca at (215) 716-7512.