U.S. Trading Company Cuts Energy Costs With Vista Solar

In December 2012, Vista Solar installed a 259 kW solar system for U.S. Trading Company, and the system is set to save the company almost $3.5 million in utility costs in the coming years.

Hayward, CA January 31, 2013


Vista Solar installed a 259 kW solar system at U.S. Trading Company's Hayward, California distribution center. The system is estimated to save the company almost $3.5 million in utility costs over the next twenty-five years.

"Solar power is a way we can cut costs and run our business even more efficiently, and Vista Solar gave us a deal that made too much sense to not go solar," said Vince Tov, General Manager. "Thanks to our new system, we now have a hedge against utility rates and have more money that we can reinvest in our employees and our products."

Vista Solar installed Suniva solar panels and an Ecolibrium Echo Foot 2 ballasted racking system to turn a rooftop into an energy-producing asset. The project was completed on-time and on-budget in two short weeks of construction. In the first year of operation, the solar system is expected to produce 398,300 kWh - the equivalent to powering fifty-seven homes for the next twenty-five years.

"We're proud to help U.S. Trading Company take control of their utility costs with solar power," said Jaymes Callinan, Vice President of Vista Solar. "Their solar system will reduce operational costs not just for today, but for decades to come." Going solar also benefits the environment since much of the energy coming from utilities is derived from fossil fuels. The solar system's energy will offset almost 600,000 pounds of carbon emissions in the first year alone.

About U.S. Trading Company
U.S. Trading Company is a leading grocery and food service distributor of Asian grocery and food service products in the United States. For over 25 years, U.S. Trading Co. has provided quality foods and service to customers throughout the United States and abroad. Products come from Thailand, Taiwan, China, Philippines, South Korea, Japan, and other countries around the world. Item selection caters to the food service, wholesale, and grocery industries. The company is based in Hayward, CA, and distribution services the entire United States--coast to coast.

Additional information about U.S. Trading Company may be found online at http://www.ustrading.com.

About Vista Solar Inc.
Vista Solar is an award-winning solar design and installation firm serving the commercial and agricultural markets throughout California. Vista Solar offers $0-down financing solutions that allow organizations and businesses to save money on their utility bills without any capital outlay. Vista Solar is driven by the fundamental principle that the job isn't complete until each customer is reference-able.

Additional information about Vista Solar can be found online at: http://www.vista-solar.com.

Featured Product

RBI Solar - Dahlia Has You Covered

RBI Solar - Dahlia Has You Covered

What if you could maximize the Ground Coverage Ratio (GCR) on your next project and not have to worry about the complicated variables that come with a tracker system? With a low tilt and clearance design, Dahlia® has the highest GCR of any fixed-tilt system in the marketplace. The system is available in three tilt options (7.5, 10 and 12.5 degrees) and designed to accommodate any sized PV module. The lightweight system is engineered with fewer components, several of which are shipped to job sites pre-assembled. This design feature reduces freight costs and rapidly trims the amount of on-site installation time required to complete construction. Maximizing PV coverage on a site can lead to an increase of production, which creates greater financial return for project owners. Over 100 MW of Dahlia® projects have been deployed across the United States, in regions of variable snow and wind loads. How much can Dahlia® cover and save you on your next project?