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.

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