Pro-Tech Energy Solutions Serves Up Savings With Solar Installation at the New Shrewsbury Racquet Club

Tennis Club First in N.J. to Become Solar Energy Producer

Oct 27, 2010, 09:30 ET from Pro-Tech Energy Solutions LLC

BRANCHBURG, N.J. and TINTON FALLS, N.J., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Through a partnership with Pro-Tech Energy Solutions LLC, a self-funded turnkey energy services company, the New Shrewsbury Racquet Club (NSRC) in Tinton Falls, N.J. was able to install a 281.06kW photovoltaic solar array estimated to generate $49,000 in annual savings.

John Drexinger, Principal, Pro-Tech Energy Solutions commented, "This is a very exciting opportunity for the NSRC to benefit from clean, renewable energy, while leveraging a turnkey partnership with Pro-Tech.  This partnership ensures a seamless design and construction process as well as access to Pro-Tech's knowledge about state and federal programs designed to assist individuals and businesses in making facilities more energy efficient."

"This is a great opportunity for the NSRC to take advantage of the large roof of the tennis facility and do our part to reduce the Club's carbon footprint as part of an overall green initiative," said Rich Maizel, Managing Director of New Shrewsbury Racquet Club.  "In September, 1,200 solar panels were installed on a new steel roof, making NSRC the first tennis club in N.J. to be a major green energy producer, generating 100 percent of its electric energy from solar. Our only remaining costs are delivery charges at night from the utility company. This really is an exciting project, and we are eager to see the system in operation."    

Together with Englert Inc., Pro-Tech's preferred vendor for roofing design and installation, the partners installed a new steel roof to withstand the weight of the solar panels. The combined roofing and solar installation project, took only one month from start to finish.

"Pro-Tech's ability to design, permit and manage the overall project was the reason we selected them," added Maizel.

"An increasing number of recreation facilities are beginning to recognize that cost-efficient and simple energy upgrades and solar installations can offer significant savings in addition to being environmentally-friendly," added Drexinger. "This solar installation only took one month, but will pay for itself in about five to seven years."

Photos of the system can be viewed online by visiting: http://www.facebook.com/nsrctennis#!/nsrctennis?v=wall

About Pro-Tech Energy  Solutions, LLC:

Branchburg, NJ based Pro-Tech Energy Solutions LLC is a self-funded, turnkey energy services company offering a wide range of energy solutions and services for commercial and residential properties as well as government installations in the Mid Atlantic region. From simple lighting upgrades to utility scale solar installations, Pro-Tech's team of seasoned experts design and implement customized solutions so that clients can achieve cost effective, long-term savings. Pro-Tech's members have been responsible for developing and project managing the installation of over fifteen (15) MW of large and small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in New Jersey since 2003.  Pro-Tech is a member of the American Solar Energy Society, Northeast Sustainable Energy Association and the International Solar Energy Society.  For more information, please visit http://pro-techenergy.com/

SOURCE Pro-Tech Energy Solutions LLC



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