WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Distributed Sun LLC (D-SUN), a DC-based solar project developer and services provider, begins serving solar power to the Hilton Hotel BWI Airport – a PMHS property – in Maryland this month. The system, owned by Distributed Sun's Solar Energy Investment Company (SEIC), sunONE, combines clean, on-site power with green power savings, generating nearly 60 megawatt hours of electric power per year, and over 2 gigawatt hours over its lifetime.
"We are honored to partner with the Buccini/Pollin Group and Pollin/Miller Hospitality Strategies for installations at the Hilton and throughout the Mid-Atlantic," says Chase Weir, CEO of D-SUN. "In this challenging economic climate, it's really exciting to provide a service that creates jobs, delivers substantial savings to our partners, and is beneficial for the environment."
D-SUN's solar services to PMHS are widely considered to be much better for the environment than conventional energy – offsetting an estimated 3.5 million pounds of CO₂, or the equivalent of removing 316 cars from the road. Solar power from D-SUN also costs the Hilton less per kilowatt hour generated than the electricity it buys from the grid, and under contract terms that guarantee savings for PMHS will grow each year, compounding for 20 years.
"At PMHS and BPG, we are committed to doing all we can to have the most energy efficient, and most efficiently run, properties in our industry," says Dave Pollin. "Our partnership with Distributed Sun at the Hilton and elsewhere demonstrates our dedication to greening our portfolio with best-practice solutions that improve our bottom-line."
Leading the next-generation of solar business models and practices, D-SUN installs significantly more solar capacity per dollar invested than the national average, while offering one of the most competitive solar power discounts available. D-SUN investors benefit too, achieving better returns than the industry norm. Its first SEIC, sunONE, is fully committed and commissioning power on rooftops in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey now. Its second SEIC, sunTWO, will deploy 50 megawatts of solar to commercial and industrial buildings of all types with rooftop, carport and groundmount installations beginning this Fall, 2010. sunTWO will serve 25-100% of its partners' building power needs, and save them millions of dollars in electricity rate payments. sunTWO anticipates the creation of several hundred new jobs over the next 18-24 months.
ABOUT DISTRIBUTED SUN
D-SUN is a turnkey solar developer and operator, managing the entire solar value chain after materials manufacture… (For more information visit: http://www.distributedsun.com)
D-SUN formed sunONE LLC in January 2010, to build and own solar arrays on commercial rooftops. (For more information visit: http://distributedsun.com/funds/sunone)
Pollin/Miller Hospitality Strategies, Inc. (PMHS) is the hotel management affiliate of The Buccini/Pollin Group (Buccini/Pollin)… (For more information visit: http://www.pmhs.com)
For additional information about Distributed Sun or sunONE, please contact Nick Culver at 202-550-4047, or Nick@distributedsun.com.
SOURCE Distributed Sun LLC