Geronimo Energy Announces Rooftop Solar Installations with Slumberland Furniture

  Geronimo Energy Announces Rooftop Solar Installations with Slumberland

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- October 2, 2013

Geronimo Energy is excited to announce today the partnership and installation
of solar panels with Slumberland Furniture over eight stores, one distribution
warehouse, and one corporate office in the surrounding Twin Cities area. The
energy produced from the panels will provide Slumberland with clean, renewable
energy that will help power the stores and reduce their electricity expense.

Each of the ten, 40 kW solar installations will help Slumberland reduce its
electricity usage by an average of 20% at each store. This is the equivalent
weight of 815,000 pounds of CO[2] emissions annually. Slumberland Furniture
continues to be a leader in environmental practices and backs that up with
commitment to renewable energy for the next 25 years.

Installation on the first of panels began Thursday, September 26^th, at
Slumberland’s Roseville location and will be followed by the other locations
including: Bloomington, Fridley, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Owatonna, Woodbury,
St. Paul and Slumberland’s corporate headquarters and warehouse in Little
Canada, MN. Completion on the first round of store installations is expected
in early November with more installations being planned for 2014.

“Taking steps toward improving the future of our planet is really just another
way we try to improve the lives of our customers. Whether providing the bed
for a good night’s sleep or the energy for a nightlight, we’re here to help,”
says Slumberland President Kenny Larson. “As a company, we are committed to
environmentally friendly practices. Plus, by reducing our own energy costs, we
can pass the benefits directly on to our customers.”

Blake Nixon, President for Geronimo Energy commented that “This is a great
achievement for both parties and demonstrates the unique benefits and economic
value that solar energy development can bring. Slumberland is truly a first
class company to work with and has made their sustainability practices a

About Geronimo Energy

Geronimo Energy (Geronimo) is a utility-scale developer of wind and solar
energy projects based in Edina, Minnesota. Having developed three operating
wind farms in Minnesota, Geronimo is developing a large pipeline of wind and
solar projects in various stages of development throughout the United States
with a particular focus on the Midwest. Geronimo has a strategic partnership
with Enel Green Power North America, giving it the credibility and capital
strength necessary to deliver on projects for customers and communities. For
more information about Geronimo Energy, visit them on the web at

About Slumberland Furniture

Founded in 1967 in Richfield, Minn., Slumberland began as a mattress and
La-Z-Boy specialty shop whose mission has been to make people comfortable with
both its products and prices. Over the past 40 years Slumberland has expanded
to more than 125 stores across 12 states and is now the Midwest’s largest
retailer of Sealy and Simmons Mattresses,one of America’s top sellers of
La-Z-Boy upholstery,and has earned the designation of Elite Retailer from
Tempur-Pedic International. The family-owned business has a deep commitment to
community service, and dedicates 10% of its profits to charitable giving every
year. For more information, visit


Geronimo Energy
Charlie Daum, 952-988-9000
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