Posted by Rob Lamkin

Cool​ ​Earth​ ​Solar​ ​Completes​ ​Rooftop​ ​Solar​ ​Power​ ​System​ ​at​ ​Valley Christian​ ​Center

10 October 2017

340-Kilowatt​ ​SunPower​ ​System​ ​Expected​ ​to​ ​Save​ ​Valley​ ​Christian​ ​Center​ ​$2.98​ ​Million

Cool​ ​Earth​ ​Solar​ ​Completes​ ​Rooftop​ ​Solar​ ​Power​ ​System​ ​at​ ​Valley Christian​ ​Center

340-Kilowatt​ ​SunPower​ ​System​ ​Expected​ ​to​ ​Save​ ​Valley​ ​Christian​ ​Center​ ​$2.98​ ​Million Over​ ​25​ ​Years


DUBLIN,​ ​Calif.,​ ​October​ ​10,​ ​2017​ ​– Cool Earth Solar, a leading Bay Area SunPower Commercial Dealer,
recently completed the installation of a 340-kilowatt high efficiency solar power system at Valley Christian
Center (VCC), a church, as well as a preschool and K-12 school in Dublin, Calif. The installation was
completed on VCC’s pre-school, elementary school and high school roofs, and is expected to provide
enough power to completely offset VCC’s electricity bill.


VCC chose to finance their solar system with a power purchase agreement (PPA), enabling the church
and schools to purchase solar energy at a rate lower than traditional electricity, resulting in immediate
monthly savings. Cool Earth Solar also replaced over 1,000 fluorescent lights with new LED lights and
state of the art lighting controls throughout VCC’s campus, which are expected to reduce VCC’s lighting
electricity use by 75 percent.


According to VCC’s Lead Pastor, Roger Valci, “After doing the initial assessment, we realized that solar
could significantly cut our energy bill while benefiting the environment.” Jennifer Davis, VCC’s Executive
Pastor added, “We awarded Cool Earth Solar with the solar project because we trust Rob [Cool Earth
Solar CEO], as not only a person, but a leader. We are really proud to showcase our newly installed solar
project and to serve as an environmental example to our community.”


The equipment used included high-efficiency SunPower X-Series 327 Watt and SunPower E-Series 435
Watt solar panels, SMA inverters, and an Iron Ridge mounting system.


VCC will see lower utility bills with their new solar project and plans to use the money that they would
have spent on electricity to continue giving back to the community as they have for the last 54 years.


About​ ​Cool​ ​Earth​ ​Solar
Cool Earth Solar, founded in 2007 and located in Pleasanton, California, believes that everyone should
have access to affordable and abundant energy from a clean energy source. The company provides a
full-turkey solar project for their customers. Cool Earth Solar performs a complete package of project
services, including site survey, financial analysis, engineering and design, permitting, procurement,
construction, utility interconnection, start-up and commissioning, plant monitoring, and on-going operation
and maintenance. To learn more, visit http://www.coolearthsolar.com

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