KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, American Reading Company, an educational services company, and TerraSol Energies, a SunPower commercial partner, announced the completion of a 313-kilowatt high efficiency SunPower® Helix™ Roof solar power system at American Reading's warehouse in King of Prussia.
"As a triple bottom line company (people, planet, profit), we are proud that our new SunPower system will help us reduce carbon emissions and save approximately $2 million in electricity costs over the next 25 years," said American Reading CEO and Founder Jane Hileman.
"It's rewarding to help our customers achieve financial savings and peace of mind as a result of selecting the most efficient and reliable solar technology on the market today, which is what you get with SunPower," said Robert Santoleri, vice president of TerraSol Energies. "The high quality SunPower Helix technology combined with TerraSol's reputation for excellent craftsmanship and customer service helped American Reading decide to go solar."
The SunPower® Helix™ Roof product is the world's first fully-integrated rooftop solar solution for commercial customers. It is a pre-engineered, modular solution that is built to last, maximizes power production, and can be installed almost three times faster than competing technology, enabling customers to scale their solar programs quickly with minimal business disruption.
The Helix product was launched by SunPower last year. SunPower is currently installing Helix systems for customers such as Macy's and Bed, Bath and Beyond. The Helix system for American Reading is the first SunPower Helix Roof system installed by one of SunPower's commercial partners.
"With standardized components, we have eliminated the inefficiencies and added costs of complex solar system design," said Bill Kelly, SunPower vice president. "Helix makes the complex simple, allowing customers like American Reading to manage energy costs and maximize solar power production over the long term. We commend TerraSol for being the first of our commercial dealers to complete a Helix Roof system, and look forward to their continued success."
About American Reading Company
American Reading Company is a diverse, mission-driven, woman-owned business based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Built and run by education activists, ARC is a trusted partner of 5,320 schools and 1,070 districts in 50 states. With a staff of more than 200, ARC helps strengthen district and school capacity at every level to ensure all students read, write, discuss, think, investigate, and solve problems at ever-increasing levels of proficiency. As a result, students' academic performance is accelerated and their life prospects are fundamentally improved.
About TerraSol Energies
TerraSol Energies, Inc. was founded in 2009 by a professional group of Villanova University graduate engineers who are recognized experts in the field of solar energy. The TerraSol team provides full-service energy solutions with a focus on renewable energy and high efficiency lighting. TerraSol has successfully completed more than 60 installations in PA, NJ, DE, MD and Washington, DC during the last seven years with commercial and residential partners who have identified TerraSol Energies as one of the area's most preferred and knowledgeable teams of solar specialists. The company is noted for its customized installations which have achieved significant economies of scale for companies, organizations and homeowners in the Northeast. TerraSol Energies, Inc., which is based in Glen Mills, PA, has been a SunPower partner since 2011.
SOURCE SunPower Corp.