BlueChip Energy Installs Solar Power System for Bright House Networks in Florida

Solar Generated Electricity to Power Weather Doppler Radar Tower in Brevard County

LAKE MARY, FLA. (April 26, 2012) BlueChip Energy, LLC (BCE), a fully-integrated solar energy provider for residential, commercial and utility applications today announced it has completed the installation of a solar electric system that will completely power the Bright House Networks' Doppler radar site with renewable energy.


The project is comprised of a 32,000 Watt solar electric system that is expected to produce an estimated 43,000 kWh of clean energy every year. The solar energy generated will supply more than enough to power the Doppler site in Cocoa, Fla. year-round.

BlueChip Energy provided the design, engineering, permitting, construction, installation and commissioning for the project. The commercial solar installation features ASP 240 Watt PV crystalline silicon modules and an ASPs proprietary ground mount system - all manufactured locally in Central Florida. The project was completed in a remarkable two week period.

BCE will next be installing a 28,000 Watt solar electric system for one of Bright House Networks' major facilities in the Tampa area. Using ASP PV modules and racking system, the solar system will be mounted to the roof of the company's Riverview building.

The Doppler Tower is used by Bright House Networks' Bay News 9 and Central Florida News 13 news channels to give the most accurate and real time weather information to their viewers. Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S. and the second largest in Florida with technologically advanced systems located in five states including Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California.

BlueChip Energy, LLC(BCE) is a fully-integrated solar PV power generator, occupying all segments of the solar power value chain, from manufacturing of solar panels and balance of systems components, to the sale of turnkey solar power plants – and electricity – to utility, commercial and residential customers. BCE develops finances, constructs, operates, and monitors solar plants for companies and individuals, as well as for its own portfolio.

BlueChip Energy's two flagship utility scale solar projects, the Rinehart Solar Farm (10 MW) and the Sorrento Solar Farm (40 MW), are approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as self-certified small power production facilities, or Qualified Facilities (QFs) in 2011, requiring the local utility to provide interconnection to them and purchase the electricity they produce. Additionally, these two solar farms are approved to operate as Exempt Wholesale Generators (EWGs), providing the facilities with undisputed access to the power distribution network. FERC has also granted the company Market-Based Rate Authorization, allowing BCE to purchase and sell wholesale electricity and offer renewable energy products to customers.www.bluechipenergy.net

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