Largest Electricity Co-Op in the US Connects Its Biggest Solar Installation to Date

Builder Homesite, Inc. Expects to Offset 80% of Its Electric Costs by Using Solar Power

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Created in 2000 to develop world class technology solutions for the homebuilding industry, Austin-based Builder Homesite, Inc. (BHI) will soon be the site of the largest solar energy system in Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) territory. Revolve Solar, a commercial and residential solar contractor, partnered with BHI to deliver the designs and installation of the 194 kW solar power installation.

"We're proud to be able to deliver this kind of sustainable solution for BHI," commented Tim Padden, CEO at Revolve. "There's been tremendous excitement on BHI's part, and we're pleased to help them realize their goal of getting more than half of their electricity from solar power. Projects like this demonstrate how much solar prices have fallen over the past few years and how it can now compete effectively as an energy source. Specifically, because it can save business customers vasts amounts of money by investing in fixed price power."

Revolve Solar—recently ranked the 2nd fastest-growing business in Central Texas by the Austin Business Journal—was responsible for the design, engineering, and interconnection of BHI's 586 panels, including 55 kW worth of solar carports. In total, the rooftop system and carports are expected to offset 80% of their electric costs and will reduce their carbon footprint by 5,785 tons of carbon dioxide.

About Pedernales Electric Cooperative: Pedernales Electric Cooperative, based in Johnson City, Texas, is the largest distribution electric cooperative in the country, serving more than 271,000 meters in an 8,100-square-mile service area. Founded in 1938 with the help of then-Congressman Lyndon B. Johnson, PEC provides safe, reliable and fairly priced electric service to all or parts of 24 Central Texas counties.

About Revolve: Revolve Solar is a residential and commercial solar design and installation company headquartered in Austin, Texas. Founded by entrepreneur Tim Padden, Revolve commenced operations in early 2012 and quickly replicated its formula to compete in multiple Northern California markets.

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