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Commercial Solar Installation at R&H Truck Parts & Service

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Flemington, NJ – October 18, 2017: Green Power Energy has completed a 96.56 kW commercial solar installation at R&H Truck Parts & Service.  R&H is a full-service parts and repair shop for all makes and models of trucks.   In 2016, the owners of the business, Bill Pitchford and Steve Roth, were able to purchase the property, and they made installing solar panels one of their top priorities.

Commercial Solar Installation

About R&H Truck Parts & Service

R&H has been a landmark along Route 31 North in Flemington since 1994.  You can’t mistake their large building along the side of the highway.  The business is always bustling with trucks coming in and out of their tall garage bays.  On any given day, they may be working on trucks built by International, Peterbilt, Freightliner, Volvo, Mack, and more.  They will even service school buses, motor homes, tow trucks, and fire trucks.

Choosing solar energy will save R&H money and put them in a solid financial position when it comes to managing an uncontrollable cost like electricity.  Bill and Steve have been with R&H for years but are wise enough to adapt to newer technologies like solar panels.  “Going forward,” Steve said, “We see ourselves growing and getting bigger”.  With growth in mind, they have pursued the commercial solar installation, an update of their website, and have put a large focus on advertising and sales.  Outside of the busy shop, they run daily sales calls and have been attracting more business across New Jersey.  By doing the right things as they always have, pursuing cost saving technologies, and focusing on business development, R&H is poised to succeed in the long term.  For more about R&H Truck Parts & Service visit their webpage, here.

About the Commercial Solar Installation

When asked about their motivation for the commercial solar installation, both Bill and Steve gave a resounding, “Save Money!”   Bill added, “Right away, solar was one of the things we knew we wanted to do. What Steve and I do every day is find ways to cut overhead.”  The business was previously spending $18,000 per year in electric costs which will now be covered by their solar panels.  R&H will take advantage of the 30% solar tax credit (ITC), MACRS solar depreciation, and create an additional source of revenue from their SRECs (Solar Renewable Energy Certificates).  When combining the electric savings with the incentives, they expect to recuperate 50% of their solar investment in year one alone!

The commercial solar installation is comprised of high efficiency SunPower solar panels.  SunPower is a solar company based out of Silicon Valley and has been an industry leader with efficient solar panels and a 20-year product warranty.  In choosing Green Power Energy as their installer, R&H appreciated their thorough and “non-pushy” approach.  Green Power Energy is the most local solar company to R&H, and they also came with solid area references.  For commercial solar installations, Green Power Energy works with the business owner to develop the most financially advantageous options available.  As a business owner, you can choose from a cash purchase, solar loan, and even a solar PPA (power purchase agreement).   To learn more about Green Power Energy’s commercial solar installation programs, visit their Commercial Solar webpage, here.


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