King of Prussia’s American Reading Company, an educational-services business, and TerraSol Energies, a SunPower commercial partner based in Glen Mills, announced the completion of a 313-kilowatt, high-efficiency SunPower Helix Roof solar power system at the former’s warehouse.
The American Reading Company is the recipient of the first SunPower Helix system installed by a SunPower dealer. The system is expected to save approximately $2 million over 25 years.
“As a triple bottom line company (people, planet, profit), we are proud that our new SunPower system will help us reduce carbon emissions and save approximately $2 million in electricity costs over the next 25 years,” said American Reading CEO and Founder Jane Hileman.
“It’s rewarding to help our customers achieve financial savings and peace of mind as a result of selecting the most efficient and reliable solar technology on the market today,” said Robert Santoleri, vice president of TerraSol Energies. “The high quality SunPower Helix technology combined with TerraSol’s reputation for excellent craftsmanship and customer service helped American Reading decide to go solar.”
The SunPower Helix Roof product is the world’s first fully-integrated rooftop solar solution for commercial customers. It is a pre-engineered, modular solution that is built to last, maximizes power production, and can be installed almost three times faster than competing technology, enabling customers to scale their solar programs quickly with minimal business disruption.
TerraSol Energies was founded in 2009 by a professional group of Villanova University graduate engineers who are recognized experts in the field of solar energy.