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.

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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.

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