July 12, 2010 - RADIANCE SOLAR COMPLETES INSTALL AT THE NEST IN THE SERENBE COMMUNITY
(Atlanta, Georgia) Radiance Solar, in partnership with Serenbe and HCNRGSolutions, completed a 3 kW residential install on the first Nest Cottage in the community of Serenbe. The system is expected to provide most of the home's electrical energy needs and includes a monitoring kiosk for visitors to actively view solar energy production.
The array incorporates SunPower modules and SMA inverters installed on a standing seam roof. The system provides approximately 4050 kWh of power annually.
The energy-efficient Nest Cottage showcases next-level environmental measures including geothermal heating and cooling and solar photovoltaic energy generation, as well as energy-efficient building materials and Energy Star appliances.
The model home is one of 15 Nest Cottages planned for Serenbe Community. In the desire to achieve Platinum certification under the EarthCraft House regional green building program, the home hopes to achieve 80 percent source energy savings over the DOE's Building America Program benchmark of 30% savings on the average home.
Radiance Solar will offer a solar install option to future Nest Cottage owners in an effort to further energy independence and cost savings. "We're delighted to partner with Serenbe, the Nest development, and HCNRG with the introduction of solar as a cost-effective solution towards achieving a net-zero residence," James Marlow, CEO of Radiance Solar, said. "We look forward to working with other Nest home buyers on similar projects to help meet their needs, while progressing towards the Serenbe community's goal of a net-zero development."
More information on the project can be found at www.serenbenest.wordpress.com
About Radiance Solar
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Radiance Solar designs, develops and installs turnkey solar energy systems that help commercial and residential customers save money while reducing their carbon footprint. Radiance is a triple bottom-line company: people, planet, profits. Their focus is on providing outstanding customer service and helping customers determine what they need to do to save money, reduce their environmental impact and help America become energy independent. www.radiancesolar.com
Serenbe is a 1,000-acre community located just 30 minutes from Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, with a focus on balanced growth, sustainability, green building, organic farming, and smart environmental practices. Serenbe has private residential homes, commercial space, art galleries, original shops, stables, the 20-room Inn at Serenbe with conference facilities, and Serenbe Farms with CSA program and Saturday markets. The community is home to three restaurants, all pioneers in the farm-to-table movement: Blue Eyed Daisy Bakeshop (the nation's smallest Silver LEED certified building), The Farmhouse (proprietress Marie Nygren), and The Hil (chef/owner Hilary White). www.serenbe.com
HCNRGSolutions is a provider of renewable energy solutions for the generation of electricity through the use of clean and renewable sources. HCNRG works with Grant Managers, Solar Renewable Energy Certificate Brokers, Regulatory Affairs Experts and Geographical Assessment Specialists who examine the renewable energy industry for opportunities and developments within this region that could impact your investment. www.hcnrg.com
Media Contact: James Marlow, (404) 885-9898 (office), (404) 213-0718 (cellular)
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