ROCKVILLE, Md.--(Standard Solar, Inc., a leader in the full-service development, installation and financing of solar electric systems for commercial, government and residential customers, today announced it will officially activate a 701 kilowatt solar energy system on the Rockville Ice Arena—one of the largest single rooftop solar energy systems in Maryland.)--
“This was an easy business decision. Ice rinks are an energy-intensive operation. We need to help our tenants manage costs, while providing activities like skating and hockey that have a more benign impact on the environment”
Standard Solar executives and representatives from Rockville Blades, LLC, which owns the arena and is an affiliate of The Maven Group, will unveil the new system during a dedication event at the Arena on Thursday, November 18 at 10:00 AM ET, 50 Southlawn Court in Rockville, Md.
“Having solar energy at the arena is literally a win-win for everyone: the players, the arena managers and the environment,” said Standard Solar CEO Tony Clifford. “Not only will the system help control electricity costs and reduce carbon emissions, but it will also ensure the rink’s future as a training ground for aspiring hockey stars.”
“This was an easy business decision. Ice rinks are an energy-intensive operation. We need to help our tenants manage costs, while providing activities like skating and hockey that have a more benign impact on the environment,” said Stuart Schooler, managing member, The Maven Group. “After all, the C&O Canal is only thick enough for skating two to three weeks per year.”
The system is projected to meet about 30 percent of the Arena’s annual electricity needs and will reduce carbon dioxide (CO2)-equivalent emissions by about 757 tons each year. The electricity generated by the Arena’s solar system is enough to power approximately 72 average-sized American homes for a year.
The installation includes a large screen monitor where visitors can view how much electricity the solar panel system is producing at any given time, or review historical performance.
Press and members of the media are invited to attend. For additional details or to attend the event, please contact Keira Shein, firstname.lastname@example.org, 410/363-9494.
About Standard Solar
Standard Solar, Inc. is a leader in the full-service development, construction, integration, financing and installation of solar electric systems. Dedicated to making solar solutions more accessible to consumers, businesses, institutions and governments, the company is leading the way to energy independence. Committed to offering responsible and energy cost-saving solar solutions that conform to the highest standards, Standard Solar is one of the most trusted and respected solar companies. Since 2004, Standard Solar has been the partner of choice to make solar energy financially accessible, helping customers through financing options, including Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and navigating expanded federal and state and local tax credits. The company’s Standard Energy Solutions (SES) division provides energy auditing and retrofitting services for energy improvement projects. Ranked the 73rd Fastest Growing Private Company in America in 2010 by Inc. magazine, and the highest-ranking renewable energy company on the list, Standard Solar is headquartered in Rockville, MD. For more information, please visit www.standardsolar.com.
About The Maven Group and their renewable energy activities
The Maven Group, LLC is a Bethesda, MD based real estate developer, dedicated to integrating renewable energy and energy efficient construction into their portfolio. Their cutting edge financial models applied to renewable energy technology has enabled them to achieve 25%+ return on capital investments for renewable energy with the default risk of some of America’s best run public utilities. Since 1995, The Maven Group and its affiliates have completed several brownfields and adaptive re-use projects, consistent with their environmental friendly corporate philosophy, enhancing the quality of life for its tenants and their neighbors in the community. For more information, please visit www.themavengroup.us.