Dr. Bronner’s Celebrates the Completion of their 346 kW DC Solar Photovoltaic System with HelioPower

Dr. Bronner's solar array consists of a 346kW solar carport combined with the PredictEnergyTM Energy Management System all part of their sustainability focus.

HelioPower, Inc. and Dr. Bronner's are pleased to announce the successful installation of a 346 kilowatt (kW) DC solar PV installation at Dr. Bronner's primary manufacturing and distribution facility in Southern California. The recently installed 346 kW DC solar PV system is coupled with the PredictEnergyTM Commercial Energy Management System, marking a significant milestone for Dr. Bronner's sustainability program and their ability to reduce their energy consumption.

"As the next step in our sustainability program, the solar power system will generate 572,000 kilowatt hours of electricity, accommodating about 50% of Dr. Bronner's factory headquarter's needs on an annual basis," says Dr. Bronner's Strategic Advisor & CSR Manager, Kris Lin-Bronner. "Our new permaculture designed, drought-tolerant garden, will also eliminate the need for any irrigation of 27,000 square feet of newly landscaped areas. This will save more than 600,000 gallons of water annually, enough for 100 people to take a shower each day for a whole year," Lin-Bronner said.

Makers of the top-selling soap in the US natural marketplace, Dr. Bronner's is a family business committed to honoring the vision of our founder Emanuel Bronner by making socially and environmentally responsible products of the highest quality, and by dedicating profits to help make a better world. This solar installation is a concrete example of Dr. Bronner's company vision for sustainability.

"We are honored to partner with Dr. Bronner's." said Jonah Liebes, President of HelioPower. "HelioPower's mission is not only to work with our clients to find the most cost-effective solution for their energy needs, but to make a positive difference to the planet as well. This project demonstrates that our predictive analytic and profiling tools identified energy reduction opportunities to help the company reach a sustainability achievement."

The solar installation consists of 1,033 high-performing photovoltaic (PV) modules with 10 three-phase inverters.

Dr. Bronner's will be holding a commemorative ribbon cutting ceremony and has invited HelioPower to join them in honoring this notable accomplishment.

About Dr. Bronner's

Dr. Bronner's is a family business committed to honoring the vision of founder Emanuel Bronner by making socially and environmentally responsible products of the highest quality, and by dedicating profits to help make a better world. The company's progressive business practices is part of the company's mission to put into practice the principles that inform the philosophy printed on the company's iconic soap labels written by founder Emanuel Bronner. The company has grown to become the top selling natural soap maker in North America and a major brand worldwide. Based on 2015 sales, a bottle of Dr. Bronner's soap was sold on average every 3 seconds. For more information, visit: http://www.drbronner.com

About HelioPower

HelioPower is an integrated energy solutions company based Murrieta, California. The company helps its clients reduce energy costs and develop energy assets by leveraging renewable energy production, demand side management, and return on investment strategies for clients in the U.S. and abroad. HelioPower employs a diversified approach to providing renewable energy technologies and load reduction expertise. Because needs can vary greatly among energy consumers, HelioPower is committed to helping its clients understand their unique energy challenges to deliver customized, cost-effective services and products to reduce energy costs. For more information, visit: https://www.heliopower.com

The PredictEnergyTM commercial energy management system (EMS) provides distributed energy resource (DER), load center and power quality monitoring, energy analytics and energy asset management. For more information, visit: https://www.predictenergy.com

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