Sunora Energy Solutions Completes Educational Solar System
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School in New Orleans Unveils New Solar
System and Playground
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 7, 2013
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunora Energy Solutions just
completed a solar photovoltaic installation at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Charter School for Science & Technology in New Orleans. The installation,
donated by NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), Sunora Energy Solutions, and others
was unveiled on Saturday, February 2^nd and will provide hands-on solar energy
education for the school's students, as well as solar power to help reduce the
school's utility bill.
The solar installation at the Martin Luther King, Jr. school is comprised of
397 solar panels, which will generate 112kW of power, enough to handle
one-third of the school's peak electricity demand with renewable solar energy.
The installation also features an outdoor classroom in the new garden area
with an irrigation system powered by the solar system using reclaimed water,
educational components, and other playground upgrades.
Sunora Energy Solutions designed and managed the installation in addition to
fabricating and preassembling the solar arrays. The solar panels were
installed in less than four days and the entire project was completed in five
and half weeks.
"Our team was able to quickly move from idea to installation with minimal
disruption to the school using Sunora's Modular Solar Solution,"said John
Plumlee, Sunora Energy Solutions CEO. "Utilizing our standardized approach we
are able to prefabricate the solar arrays at our off-site facilities, in this
case Phoenix, AZ, then rapidly deploy the system, minimizing cost, time and
impact, which is really important in a situation such as this where classes
are on-going during construction."
Rapid on-site deployment has also been a critical success factor for other
Sunora clients including the owners of an NFL stadium where the Sunora Solar
Carpark coverings had to be installed in the stadium parking lot without any
disruption to the season's game schedule and tailgating parties.
"We are so excited and pleasantly surprised that we could have solar without
having to go to a rooftop installation," said Dr. Hicks, the school principal.
"The structure is so perfect and went up so quickly. It will prove to be
beneficial for us financially and as a educational center piece well into the
Saturday's dedication ceremony was conducted by David Crane, NRG President and
CEO; and included Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints Quarterback and Dr. Doris
Roche'-Hicks, CEO, Principal of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School
for Science and Technology and John Plumlee, CEO of Sunora Energy Solutions.
Sunora Energy Solutions, who worked in conjunction with NRG, was supported by
DLR Design Group in the engineering, and Core Construction in the construction
of the installation. The solar panels were donated by Trina Solar (NYSE:
TSL). Common Ground Relief was responsible for the gardens and wetland
education components and the project was inspired by the ongoing work Global
Green USA has been leading in the lower Ninth Ward.
About Sunora Energy Solutions
Sunora Energy Solutions is a design-build energy solutions company that makes
solar power cost-effective through proprietary innovation, scale, &
operational excellence in engineering, construction, and fabrication. Sunora
provides high quality, integrated solutions at the lowest total cost in the
industry. Sunora services a range of customers from developers to consumers
across the United States and North America that need affordable utility and
distributed power generation.
Sunora is a privately-held, solar Engineering, Procurement and Construction
(EPC) corporation based in Phoenix, Arizona.
For more information about Sunora Energy Solutions, please visit the company's
website at www.SunoraEnergy.com
Keith E. Bluford, Sr. Vice President Sales & Marketing
SOURCE Sunora Energy Solutions
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