ESA Renewables - Winner of First Annual Intersolar AWARD for Solar Projects in North America

ESA was presented the Intersolar AWARD for Solar Projects in recognition of its Martins Creek Elementary School Solar PV project which demonstrated strong innovation

Lake Mary, FL., July 16, 2012 - ESA Renewables, a leading turnkey solar solutions provider, has been awarded the Intersolar AWARD for Solar Projects in North America for its Martins Creek Elementary School Solar PV project during a ceremony at the Intersolar tradeshow last week in San Francisco, California. The new North American Intersolar AWARD solar project category was developed to recognize the exceptional projects in North America. Intersolar Europe has been awarding this distinction for several years, but 2012 is the first year the award has been utilized to recognize the North American market.


The Intersolar Award recognizes projects, both large and small, which utilize advanced technology, incorporate aesthetic and architectural concepts and exemplify outstanding services and products. The new solar project category, open to exhibitors at Intersolar North America 2012, Intersolar Europe 2012, Intersolar China 2011 and Intersolar India 2011, distinguishes installations demonstrating strong innovation in three fields: solar building; industrial and commercial use; and utility-scale projects. All nine award finalists delivered presentations that provided attendees with an overview of their projects. The three winners represent innovation in terms of system design, technology and project financing.

ESA Renewables' Martins Creek Elementary School installation in Murphy, North Carolina (US) is one of the largest solar farms on school grounds in the US at 999 kilowatts (kW). The system, which covers 5 acres (~2 hectares), benefits not only the elementary school but the surrounding community as well. The system produces 20% more energy than initially projected: 1.3 million kWh of electricity, or the power needed by 150 average-size homes. The community benefits through the system's educational monitoring system, as well as through the rural jobs generated by the project. In addition, a portion of the PPA funds generated by the project go back to the school and equate to keeping approximately two school teachers employed annually.

"We are honored to have been recognized for the Intersolar Award," said Jeffrey Burkett, President of ESA Renewables. "Moving forward, ESA will continue to develop green, innovative solar PV projects that benefit our environment and our customers."

For those who stopped by the ESA Renewables Intersolar booth, we would like to make sure that all of your questions about their turnkey solar solutions were answered. Please contact us if you would like further information about any of our capabilities, from development opportunities to the proprietary monitoring system and operations and maintenance services.

About ESA Renewables

Description: Image removed by sender.Located in Lake Mary, FL, ESA Renewables has positioned itself as a leader in the industry providing turnkey solar PV systems globally. ESA owns and operates a diverse portfolio of more than 500 solar PV power generating facilities located in the United States, Puerto Rico, Spain and Italy. ESA's scope of services includes financing, engineering, construction, testing, monitoring and operation and maintenance. With headquarters in Castellon Spain, ESA has additional offices in Florida, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Canada, Chile and Italy. For more information about ESA Renewables, LLC, please visit http://www.esarenewables.com, call 407-268-6455, or email at info@esarenewables.com.

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