Frost Supply and Microgrid Solar: Powering Businesses Together

Companies Combine Efforts to Energize Local Businesses

St. Louis, MO August 28, 2013


Frost Supply and Microgrid Solar are partnering to provide local establishments with top-tier solar power equipment. It's a win-win for the two businesses, as well as companies within the greater St. Louis metro region.

Andy Garamella, Director of Industrial and Commercial Sales for Frost Supply, said "We see solar installations becoming more mainstream in our market. Microgrid Solar is a clear leader in our region and will be a strong partner. This partnership will help maximize the value added services that both companies offer and will hopefully help drive renewable energy in the Midwest."

Frost brings over a century of expertise in electrical, lighting, voice & data, industrial, automation, and tool & safety distribution. Microgrid Solar is the leading Midwest comprehensive building energy services provider, focusing on renewable energy and efficiency, with over 400 solar projects completed. Microgrid has served as the solar installer for notable clients such as Anheuser-Busch and the St. Louis Cardinals.

As part of the partnership, Frost Supply will be installing a solar panel system on the roof of their corporate headquarters at 2429 Schuetz Road in Maryland Heights, MO and at their downtown facility at 2720 Walnut Place in St. Louis, MO.

"We look forward to walking the walk in solar and renewables," said John Frost, President of Frost Supply. "These solar arrays will be a great addition to our facilities and will have a positive impact on our operating expenses."

Solar Power Pros and Cons

There is no such thing as the "perfect" energy solution, but solar power comes as close to that ideal as possible. Aside from the initial upfront investment associated with the purchase and installation of solar power panels, solar energy affords many advantages, including:

*Reduced utility costs- Depending on average energy consumption, most businesses save a minimum of $1,000 on annual electric bills

*Completely clean energy- Solar energy produces absolutely zero pollution by emitting nothing into the atmosphere that isn't already present

*Minimal maintenance- Aside from cleaning the solar cells themselves once a year, little is needed to maintain this type of energy. Plus, the cells typically last for long periods of time

*Infinite renewability- While there is a finite amount of oil remaining and a finite amount of output electricity can produce, the sun will always come out tomorrow

In addition, the government assists businesses with grants and tax rebates to make the switch from conventional electricity.

Those interested in powering their business and budget with the use of solar power are encouraged to call Frost Supply at 314-567-4004.

About Frost Supply

Now in its third generation, Frost continues to deliver a unique combination of products, services and expertise to the bi-state region. The Frost family guides the distribution company with a focus on the electrical supply, industrial automation, tools, safety, and voice/data industries. Frost's knowledgeable staff serves customers from its headquarters in Maryland Heights, MO and its six full service retail locations in the Saint Louis metropolitan are including the city of St. Louis, O'Fallon, MO, Collinsville, IL and Lebanon, IL as well as two locations serving Mid-Missouri in Columbia, MO.

For more information about Frost Supply please contact Nick Arb by calling 314-567-4004 or visit http://www.frostsupply.com.

About Microgrid Solar

Microgrid Solar is the leading Midwest solar installer, based in St. Louis, MO, offering turnkey solar services for both commercial and residential clients. The St. Louis Business Journal named Microgrid Solar in the Who's Who in Energy in 2012 and received the Heroes of the Planet award in 2011. For more information, visit http://www.microgrid-solar.com.

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