Installation will provide clean, affordable solar power to families in the area

Conway, SC, December 11, 2017 – Alder Energy Systems LLC, a trusted South Carolina turnkey solar provider, is pleased to announce its project with Santee Cooper to build a new utility scale solar array has been completed. The ground mounted system is installed adjacent to the Bucksville Substation off of US-701 in Horry County. The installation utilizes 5,904 solar panels to generate an annual production of 2,827 megawatt hours (MWh) of clean renewable energy. The solar farm sits on 10.03 acres of land where it will reduce CO2 emissions impact by 39 tons every year.

“It has been great working with Santee Cooper on the Bell Bay Solar Farm project. This project advances the efforts of Santee Cooper to reduce energy costs for its customers and to improve their environmental profile.” said Don Zimmerman, President/CEO of Alder Energy.

Santee Cooper offers a comprehensive Green Power Program, where the customers can choose cleaner power resources which, when efficiently used, can save money and the environment. This green power is electricity that Santee Cooper generates from renewable resources, like wind, solar and landfill gas. Santee Cooper Green Power helps preserve the environment, reduces demand on our non-renewable natural resources and increases our energy independence.

Green Power is Green-e Energy certified, and meets the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Santee Cooper’s Green Power generating portfolio includes six landfill generating stations, four solar arrays and one wind turbine.

About Alder Energy

Alder Energy Systems LLC is a locally-owned business specializing in the planning, design, and installation of solar PV energy systems for homes, businesses, and utilities throughout South Carolina.

About Santee Cooper

Santee Cooper is the South Carolina’s largest power producer, it is the first to produce renewable Green Power, and it is the only state-owned electric and water utility.

Santee Cooper provides retail service to customers in Berkeley, Georgetown and Horry counties. Santee Cooper is the primary source of power distributed by the state’s 20 electric cooperatives to all 46 counties in the state. Santee Cooper also supplies power directly to 27 large industrial customers in 10 counties, the town of Bamberg, the city of Georgetown and Joint Base Charleston.

Combined Beaufort municipal buildings installed with 94.86 kW of solar panels

Beaufort, SC, December 8, 2017 – Alder Energy Systems LLC has completed the second of five municipal buildings for the City of Beaufort. The Police Department and the City Courthouse have a combined 94.86 kW system installed. The municipal buildings will use the solar energy generated by the system to manage energy costs, provide long term price stability, and help the city of Beaufort reach its renewable energy goals.

The building’s large roof accommodated multiple arrays of solar panels, each designed to capture as much sunlight throughout the day as possible. Altogether, the system consists of 293 Jinko Solar 325 watt panels.

“Alder Energy Systems is proud to partner with Johnson Controls Inc and the city of Beaufort to complete this second solar project, as part of a Solarize Beaufort effort that will ultimately include five municipal buildings, such as two Fire Stations and the Public Works building. Beaufort exemplifies what economically and environmentally responsible commitments in South Carolina can achieve,” says Vice President Craig Knowlton.

Beaufort is one of the first cities in South Carolina to step up to the plate with a significant solar power initiative. Many cities plan to follow Beaufort’s example in an effort to reduce utility costs while reducing their impact on the environment. There are state and federal incentives available for both businesses and residences when transitioning to solar power. Beaufort and other South Carolina cities and businesses stand to save millions in utility costs through clean, solar energy. Now is a great time to make the switch to solar.

Alder Energy Systems LLC is a locally-owned business specializing in the planning, design, and installation of solar PV energy systems for homes, businesses, and utilities throughout South Carolina.

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Their commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms.

The SC Biz News Roaring Twenties winners include Charleston based solar firm

Charleston, SC, September 26, 2017 – Coming off the biggest year ever for U.S. solar installations, local installer Alder Energy Systems is proud to be named one of the fastest growing small businesses in South Carolina by SC Biz News.

The Roaring Twenties winner list is developed by SC Biz News to recognize the 40 fastest growing companies in South Carolina. Announced annually, the Roaring Twenties list celebrates the twenty fastest growing large companies and the 20 fastest growing small companies in an array of fields. Winners are chosen and ranked according to growth and revenue. Company size is determined by gross revenue — small, $10 million or less; large, more than $10 million. Small companies must have had revenue of at least $500,000 each year for three years. The list was released on August 17.

“Alder Energy Systems was honored to be recognized by SC Biz News by appearing on the list of the 20 fastest growing small companies in South Carolina. We work hard to provide excellent customer service and represent South Carolinas’ rapidly expanding Solar Industry. As solar adoption continues to grow, we will continue to incorporate the forward thinking technologies…” says Vice President Craig Knowlton.

Alder Energy Systems LLC is a locally-owned business specializing in the planning, design, and installation of solar PV energy systems for homes, businesses, and utilities throughout South Carolina.

About SC Biz News Roaring Twenties

SC Biz News Roaring Twenties is an our annual event at which the state’s top business leaders gather to celebrate the fastest-growing companies in South Carolina. Each year, SC Biz News recognizes the 20 largest and 20 smallest companies in the state for the Roaring Twenties awards. To qualify for the Roaring Twenties, companies must
have a physical presence in South Carolina and be a for-profit entity or a nonprofit organization, but not a government entity or a charity.

About SC Biz News

SC Biz News provides award-winning business news and analysis through an integrated media platform of daily email news, print publications, and live events. Our comprehensive collection of business lists is an essential reference guide to doing business in SC.

First of five Beaufort municipal buildings completed with a 36.25 kW solar array

Beaufort, SC, September 29, 2017 – Alder Energy Systems LLC has completed the first of five municipal buildings with an impressive 36.25 kW solar array. The fire station will use the solar energy generated by the system to manage energy costs, provide long term price stability, and help the city of Beaufort reach its renewable energy goals.

The building’s large roof accommodated multiple arrays of solar panels, which face in several directions to capture as much sunlight throughout the day as possible. Altogether, the system consists of 125 Q Cell 290 watt panels in a sleek all black color.

“Alder Energy Systems is proud to partner with Johnson Controls Inc and the city of Beaufort to complete this first solar project, as part of a Solarize Beaufort effort that will ultimately include five municipal buildings, such as City Hall and the Courthouse. Beaufort exemplifies what economically and environmentally responsible commitments in South Carolina can achieve,” says Vice President Craig Knowlton.

Beaufort is not the only city in South Carolina to step up to the plate with a significant solar power initiative. Many cities across the state are carrying out projects like these in an effort to reduce utility costs while reducing their impact on the environment. There are state and federal incentives available for both businesses and residences when
transitioning to solar power. Beaufort and other South Carolina cities and businesses stand to save millions in utility costs through clean, solar energy. Now is a great time to make the switch to solar.

Alder Energy Systems LLC is a locally-owned business specializing in the planning, design, and installation of solar PV energy systems for homes, businesses, and utilities throughout South Carolina.

About Johnson Controls Inc.

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Their commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms.

Local solar energy company practices what they preach with 31 kW solar array on new HQ

Charleston, SC, September 1, 2017 – Alder Energy Systems LLC, a trusted South Carolina turnkey solar provider, is pleased to announce the opening of their new solar powered headquarters. They installed the solar array on the roof of their building located at 495 Jessen Lane, just off of Clements Ferry road in Charleston, SC. The installation utilizes 107 solar panels which create over 43,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually, enough to offset 100 percent of Alder Energy’s electricity use. This allows them to reach their goal of having a net-zero energy building.

“In addition to the environmental benefits, installing solar will significantly reduce our operating costs and protect against the rising costs of energy. Like our commercial customers, we see solar as a reliable investment that improves our bottom line while doing something good,” says President/CEO Don Zimmerman.

Alder Energy’s new facility combines office and warehouse space that has been retrofitted with LED lighting and wifi thermostats, continuing the company’s commitment to cleaner energy. Employees and guests can also enjoy the benefit of an electric vehicle charging station on site.

Alder Energy Systems LLC is a locally-owned business specializing in the planning, design, and installation of solar PV energy systems for homes, businesses, and utilities throughout South Carolina.

The Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors list includes Charleston based solar firm.

Charleston, SC, August 4, 2017 – Coming off the biggest year ever for U.S. solar installations, local installer Alder Energy Systems is proud to be named one of the top solar contractors in the United States by Solar Power World magazine. The Top Solar Contractors list is developed by Solar Power World to recognize the work completed by solar contractors across the United States. Produced annually, the Top Solar Contractors list celebrates the achievements of U.S. solar developers, subcontractors and installers within the utility, commercial and residential markets. The list was released on July 25.

“The 2017 Top Solar Contractors list features 500 of the best solar contractors in the United States,” said Kelly Pickerel, managing editor of Solar Power World. “From solar hotbeds on the coasts to the up-and-coming Midwest solar market, every installer adding even the smallest solar array to the grid is making a positive impact on our communities. We’re proud to recognize these companies and their efforts to bring solar power to U.S. homes and businesses.”

The U.S. solar market installed more than 14,700 MW of solar in 2016, nearly doubling the capacity installed in 2015. For the first time ever, solar was ranked as the No. 1 source of new electric generating capacity additions brought online throughout the year. GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) predict the cumulative U.S. solar market to nearly triple in size over the next five years. By 2022, more than 18 GW of solar photovoltaic capacity will be installed annually, and Alder Energy Systems will continue to be a major player in adding solar to the grid.

About Alder Energy

Alder Energy Systems LLC is a locally-owned business specializing in the planning, design, and installation of solar PV energy systems for homes, businesses, and utilities throughout South Carolina.

About Solar Power World

Solar Power World is the leading online and print resource for news and information regarding solar installation, development and technology. Since 2011, SPW has helped U.S. solar contractors—including installers, developers and EPCs in all markets—grow their businesses and do their jobs better.