TAOS, N.M., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sol Luna Solar is proud to announce they have partnered with Centinel Bank (member FDIC) of Taos, New Mexico to provide the design and installation of a Grid-Tied Photovoltaic project at the North-Side Motor Bank location (next door to Cid's Grocery).
Centinel Bank will be the first banking institution in the community of Taos to 'go green' with Solar. The solar array will offset 95 percent of Centinel Bank's North-Side electric usage. Utilizing a state of the art solar system with panel level monitoring, the 72 module array is expected to produce 28,000 KWH of electricity per year.
Over the life time of the solar system, and in addition to generating energy savings, the solar installation is expected to reduce Centinel Bank's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by more than 1 million pounds. The reduction in emissions is equivalent to planting more than 12,364 tree seedlings, based on computations using data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Centinel Bank President, Angel Reyes, says "Centinel Bank is committed to renewable energy and the endorsement of projects that provide sustainability for the natural environment."
Centinel's commitment to Solar Energy is one of the many ways Centinel Bank has stayed at the forefront of Corporate Social Responsibility in addition to: offering options for green and alternative building loans, recycling, participating in River Clean-Up projects, providing paperless transaction options, incorporating energy efficient lighting at all banking facilities; and ultimately reducing their carbon footprint.
"Centinel Bank is part of a profoundly important shift in that businesses are taking steps to become more environmentally friendly through the incorporation of sustainable energy solutions while at the same time improving their bottom line," says Sol Luna Solar VP Mark Johnson. "We are honored that Centinel Bank chose Sol Luna Solar as its clean energy provider."
Sol Luna Solar has begun work on the 18 KW project. Both Centinel Bank and Sol Luna Solar have deep roots in the community of Taos and are proud to promote the use of renewable energy at commercial locations in Northern New Mexico.
Sol Luna Solar is a full service solar company that utilizes its in-house capabilities to provide the best product and service to their clients. Centinel Bank is known as an established leader in Banking.
To contact Sol Luna Solar regarding future projects, FREE Site Assessments, or general Solar inquiries please visit www.sollunasolar.com or call (575) 770-7042. For weekly project updates please visit the Solar News blog.
SOURCE Sol Luna Solar