groSolar & WinnDevelopment Partner to Reduce Energy Costs for Low Income Families

Multiple Sites in MA and CT Will Receive Systems


groSolar & WinnDevelopment Partner to Reduce Energy Costs for Low Income Families

July 21, 2008 - White River Jct., VT - groSolar, the Vermont-based North American leader in value-added distribution, residential and commercial sales of solar power systems, has contracted with Winn Solar LP, a division of WinnDevelopment, one of the largest affordable housing developers in the U.S., to install 831 kW of solar electric systems at multiple sites in Connecticut and Massachusetts. The systems will provide solar electricity to these affordable properties, and will be completed in 2008.

"groSolar is very pleased to be able to perform this difficult, multi-site project," according to Jeff Wolfe, CEO of groSolar. "Winn Development has been very far-sighted in creating this opportunity, and is leading the affordable housing industry into solar. groSolar's multi-state presence, secure PV supply, and construction expertise make this a perfect project for us."

"WinnDevelopment is glad to partner with groSolar on this important project," said Heather Clark of WinnDevelopment. "The addition of solar to these facilities will allow Winn to continue to provide truly affordable housing for the long term. groSolar has made the process of adding solar simple, providing all design, procurement, and installation services."

The projects will use Evergreen Solar modules and inverters by SMA and SatCon. Systems will be installed on both flat and sloped roofs, and vary in size from 37 kW to over 248 kW. Systems received partial funding from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative.

About groSolar
groSolar is a leading North American solar power company focused on designing, distributing and installing high quality solar electric and solar hot water systems. groSolar provides residential installation in the northeast and mid-Atlantic states, and commercial installation in California as well as the eastern US, serving other areas through an extensive dealer network. With a system of warehouses across the continent, groSolar has the broadest distribution capabilities of any solar provider. groSolar integrates components from leading solar manufacturers into efficient solar energy systems for its customers that generate clean, reliable energy for decades. groSolar was also recently recognized as the second fastest growing company in Vermont and one of the best places to work in Vermont.

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