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CALGARY, Alberta and ATLANTA, Jan. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Creative Solar USA and Eguana Technologies (TSX.V: EGT) (OTCQB: EGTYF) are pleased to announce a fleet of more than 20 residential energy storage systems has been installed and commissioned in the Greater Atlanta Area and Carroll County regions of Georgia as part of the Solarize Atlanta and Carrollton-Carroll campaigns.
In 2018 Creative Solar USA, chosen as the installer for the Solarize Carrollton-Carroll and Solarize Atlanta campaigns, contracted over 170 PV installations totaling over 1.2 MW. Creative Solar USA worked closely with its clients to ensure that the coordination of engineering, procurement, and on-site installation services exceeded proposed financial and power generation objectives. As part of the initial roll out two dozen Eguana Evolve Energy Storage systems were selected by Georgia homeowners as their battery system of choice.
“Eguana was the only provider of a cost-effective, AC-coupled lithium-ion energy storage system that was capable of delivering meaningful volumes of product in 2018,” said Russell Seifert, CEO of Creative Solar USA. “Eguana proved to be an excellent partner providing both web-based and on-site training along with promotional and installation support. We expect demand for residential and commercial energy storage to continue to rise in 2019 and have follow up orders placed with Eguana to continue to have the Evolve system available to homeowners.”
“We are very pleased with Creative Solar USA’s ability to sell energy storage systems in this developing market demonstrating the potential for widespread adoption of residential energy storage solutions across North America,” said Livio Filice, Director of Residential Sales, North America. “Looking forward, we have agreed to continue our strong relationship into 2019, backed with a 400 KWh order placed by Creative Solar USA to support ongoing interest in the Evolve system.”
“The solarize programs in Georgia have been designed to bring affordable renewable energy solutions to the people of Georgia” added Justin Holland, CEO of Eguana Technologies. “With Evolve’s modular approach Georgia families can maximize energy produced by their solar panels for self-consumption further reducing their dependency on local utilities, while maintaining confidence that during grid outages Evolve’s back up power capability will continue to deliver meaningful power to their essential loads. We look forward to continuing to support Russell and his team at Creative Solar USA.”
Evolve – Home Energy Storage Systems
Evolve is a fully-integrated residential energy storage system that includes the company’s proprietary power electronics system, LG Chem low-voltage battery modules, and a comprehensive user interface. The system is rated at 5KW AC output with a modular battery design based on a 6.5 kWh battery, which is scalable from 13 to 39kWh in storage capacity. The NEMA 3R wall-mounted package is suitable for indoor and outdoor installations. The package is backed by a 10-year standard warranty.
The Evolve supports grid-connected solar self-consumption, time of use, and backup power. It is now available in the United States and in Caribbean markets, with certification standards matching UL1741, California’s Rule 21, and Hawaii’s Rule 14H.
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About Creative Solar USA
Creative Solar USA is a Georgia based, turn-key installer of innovative solar electric systems, dedicated to alternative energy solutions for your home or business. The company works with clients before, during and after the installation to ensure the best possible solution, blending customer demand, system capabilities and the expertise of the staff Creative Solar's staff of experienced and Certified Installation Professionals uses the highest quality solar electrical products with industry "best-practices" to customize every PV installation according to the customers' requirements.
About Eguana Technologies Inc.
Based in Calgary, Alberta Canada, Eguana Technologies (EGT: TSX.V) (OTCQB: EGTYF) designs and manufactures high performance residential and commercial energy storage systems. Eguana has two decades of experience delivering grid edge power electronics for fuel cell, photovoltaic and battery applications, and delivers proven, durable, high quality solutions from its high capacity manufacturing facilities in Europe and North America.
With thousands of its proprietary energy storage inverters deployed in the European and North American markets, Eguana is one of the leading suppliers of power controls for solar self-consumption, grid services and demand charge applications at the grid edge.
Trenton, GA – Creative Solar USA has completed its installation of a solar generation facility on the roof of Dade County High School.
A grant from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority helped pay the upfront cost of solar equipment that will extend the school’s energy conservation efforts. The 60-kilowatt installation is part of ongoing improvements that reduce energy, utility costs and greenhouse emissions in school operations. Earlier efforts included a new energy-efficient HVAC system for the school and LED lights, said Dr. Jan Harris, superintendent of Dade County Schools.Already, she said, savings from those efforts have helped to allow funds previously consumed by utility bills to be directed into other school needs. “We’re hoping the solar panels will help reduce our [utility] cost even more,” she said. She said Dade County is proud to have the solar panels in place, and the team found the installation process to be a positive experience. Schools across the nation are on the forefront of solar energy adoption. Not only do the utility bill savings allow more resources to be devoted to classroom needs like supplies and teacher salaries, the solar technology provides inspiration to students for STEM subjects. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, about 5 percent of the nation’s schools now use solar energy. Across the U.S., more than 5,500 U.S. elementary, middle and high schools have deployed 910 megawatts of solar, enough to power 190,000 homes.Russell Seifert, CEO of Creative Solar USA, said he is proud to contribute to this dual-purpose infrastructure for schools in Georgia. “Schools are adopting solar because their mission is focused on creating a better future in every community,” Seifert said. “Today’s solar technology is better and more cost-effective than ever. As a company, Creative Solar USA supports STEM education and creating systems that provide meaningful savings and clean energy for decades.”
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Founded in 2008, Creative Solar USA is a Georgia-based, turn-key installer of innovative solar panel systems, dedicated to alternative energy solutions for home and business. The company’s experienced and certified installation professionals use the highest quality solar panels and products with industry best practices to customize every PV installation.
For more information, visit www.creativesolarusa.com.
Macon, GA – The coalition running Solarize Middle Georgia announced today the selection of solar installer, Creative Solar USA. Residents of Macon, Warner Robins and surrounding counties will soon have a new option to power their homes and businesses. The coalition has scheduled a Launch Party for interested property owners on Tuesday, October 23rd at 6pm at the Macon Terminal Station, 200 Cherry Street, Macon, GA 31201 from 6pm – 8:00pm. Mayor Robert Reichert will welcome guests and the public is invited.
Solarize Middle Georgia will be the first Solarize campaign in Georgia to outreach to an entire region, including multiple counties, and cities and towns, surrounding Macon and Warner Robins. Prior campaigns have outreached to one city and/or one city and county. Solarize Middle Georgia will run for six months, through April 30, 2019.
Additional public meetings, workshops and lunch and learn opportunities will be held throughout the campaign. The schedule of meetings and workshops is in development and will be publicized at the Solarize Middle Georgia website: https://bit.ly/2CxutBo and through social & traditional media channels.
“This is a great step in pushing solar projects forward, and it’s even more exciting that it involves seven counties and 13 cities,” says Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert. “I’m delighted that, as a region, we are focused on making our communities greener and more sustainable.
“Middle Georgia is a place where families, businesses, and local government work together, making our region a great place to live and work,” stated Sam Kitchens, County Commissioner of Jones County. “Jones County, as part of the Middle Georgia Clean Air Coalition, is excited to partner with Solarize Middle Georgia and Creative Solar to help make our community more sustainable by increasing the use of clean, renewable, domestic energy.”
Ray Clark, Senior Advisor to the elected officials of the Middle Georgia Clean Air Coalition (MGCAC) adds, “Solarize Middle Georgia is an important partner to MGCAC. While all the partners in the Coalition make significant contributions to improving air quality in the region, Solarize Middle Georgia is unique in that it offers every single household in the region an opportunity to play a role in reducing air pollution.
“Creative Solar USA is thrilled and honored to be chosen as both the residential and commercial installer for the Solarize Middle Georgia Campaign,” said Russell Seifert, CEO for Creative Solar USA. Mr. Seifert continued, “We look forward to working with the Campaign's coalition members, as well as the residents and businesses in Middle Georgia, to further the expansion of renewable energy in our state.”
Creative Solar USA, Inc. (Creative Solar), based in Kennesaw, Georgia was founded in 2008. It is a turn-key provider of solar power and related energy management services for the residential and commercial sectors. Creative Solar begins with a feasibility assessment and ends with interconnection to the grid. Creative Solar was the chosen residential installer for Solarize Decatur-DeKalb, Atlanta and Carrollton-Carroll. Creative Solar has completed over 400 residential installations totaling almost 2,900 KW (2.9 MW), and 47 commercial installations totaling over 6,500 KW (6.5 MW) with more being installed daily.
Georgia ranks 10th in the nation for installed solar capacity but most of the energy we use in our homes still comes from coal, gas and nuclear power plants. Community Solarize programs are working to change that. Prior Solarize programs include Tybee Island, Savannah, Athens, Decatur/DeKalb, Dunwoody, Atlanta, Carrollton-Carroll, and Newton-Morgan. Over half of the rooftop solar capacity in Georgia has been generated through Solarize programs. Solarize campaigns are supported by the U. S. Department of Energy.
The coalition for Solarize Middle Georgia includes the Middle Georgia Clean Air Coalition (MGCAC), Jones County, Georgia, Environment Georgia, Georgia Interfaith Power and Light, U.S. Green Building Council and Solar Crowdsource.
Additional partners or “Ambassadors” for Solarize Middle Georgia include Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful, NewTown Macon, Altamaha Riverkeeper, Redeeming Hope Center, a ministry of Awakening Fires Church (Macon), Georgia House of Representative Patty Bentley (Dist. 139), The Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce, the Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce, the Hawkinsville – Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce, The Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce, Roberta- Crawford County Chamber of Commerce and Twiggs County Chamber of Commerce.
Solarize Middle Georgia: https://bit.ly/2CxutBo
Solarize Active Campaigns: https://bit.ly/2OdA1mK
Creative Solar USA is very excited to announce that we have been awarded the contract to install Solarize Atlanta Residential customers as well as Solarize Carrolton Residential/Commercial customers.
We are both greatly humbled and appreciative of the opportunity to work with Solarize Atlanta and Atlanta residents to increase renewable power in the City, and to aid the drive to 100% Renewable by 2035.
This campaign represents the perfect alignment of Government, Commerce, and the public to move affordable solar power forward. We welcome the participation of Atlanta residents.
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Kennesaw, GA – Foundations for the Future School, a private learning academy for child care and elementary grades, will inaugurate its use of solar energy this fall with an installation created by Kennesaw-based Creative Solar USA.
The school serves 200 students in two buildings on its Kennesaw campus, where solar arrays on each building totaling output of 95 kilowatts will soon begin to supply power to the campus.
The solar installation is just one aspect of the school’s longstanding commitment to principles of sustainability, Lynn McKinnon, Head of School, says. Although the school administration has been interested in solar energy since Foundations School was founded in 2004, the cost of solar installation did not reach affordable levels until recent years.
The school began its solar installation effort in earnest about two years ago, but the details of the installation took a long time to arrange.
When they selected Creative Solar USA for the project, McKinnon said school administrators were impressed by the company’s devotion to educating its customers in depth on the technical options available. They also appreciated the great care the Creative Solar team took to find the right fit for the school’s needs. Creative Solar USA even prepared a detailed report the school used to obtain the right financing arrangement for the project.
“We were new to solar and it’s very technical,” McKinnon said. “Creative Solar USA was very helpful and responsive to our questions.”
Thanks to the attention devoted to every aspect of the installation, Foundations for the Future will enjoy the benefits of clean, renewable energy. Its utility bill savings are expected to cover its investment in equipment within 10-12 years with no increase in annual expenditures. Then, because the panels have a generating lifespan of more than 35 years, the school can look forward to significant savings over the life of the installation.
Russell Seifert, CEO of Creative Solar USA, said he is particularly gratified to help a local school spend money wisely while reducing its carbon footprint.
“With solar energy, the cost of fuel never rises. Foundations for the Future can look forward to using its energy savings to benefit its students in other ways,” he said. “At Creative Solar USA, we are passionate about ensuring cleaner air and water for this growing generation to enjoy. This opportunity to take the mystery out of solar installation and create an asset the school can be proud of for decades to come is the essence of what we do.”
Offsetting 96 tons of CO2 annually, the solar panels save environmental degradation equivalent to taking a dozen cars permanently off the road or planting 70 new trees. For more information, visit www.creativesolarusa.com .
Access to solar is easier and more affordable than ever!
The homeowner has many options available to control electrical costs. You can purchase the PV system outright, finance a percentage of it, or finance the entire solar energy system. No matter which route you choose to go, here are some of the benefits*:
This is a great time to install solar. Explore your options and contact us for a free consultation. Creative Solar USA helps you identify which incentives will apply to your installation.
*Creative Solar USA does not warrant or guarantee rebates, grants, credits, awards, or ROI. See your tax professional to assess which financial advantages will apply to your installation.
Why are businesses going solar?
The main reason businesses are choosing solar may not be what you think. Some businesses go solar because it helps achieve environmental goals, reductions in carbon emissions, and target LEED certifications–and these are very good reasons. However, the most compelling reason businesses choose to install a solar energy system is because it makes good financial sense to do so.
With utility rates increasing and operating budgets falling under more scrutiny than ever, businesses are using solar to turn otherwise non-performing assets such as rooftops and undeveloped land into energy-saving, self-generating solar energy investments. Plus by developing solar assets at prime business location(s), self-generation allows them to not only mitigate the emissions produced through business operations, but it also stabilizes electricity costs and adds to the bottom line for decades to come. A properly engineered solar array works much like a 25-35 year annuity except it is not effected by economic upturns and downturns. Rather, its performance is based on the sun’s rays.
Benefits of Solar
Why use Creative Solar USA for your renewable energy project?
At Creative Solar USA, our comprehensive project approach gives you the power to choose. Solar prices are declining, and depending on your location, we can show you how to achieve a payback in less than 5 years with a very respectable return during the years beyond. Creative Solar USA works with your organization to meet all of the bottom line objectives.
*Creative Solar USA does not warrant or guarantee rebates, grants, credits, and awards. See your tax professional to assess how credits and grants may apply to your installation.
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