Keares Electrical Goes Solar at Exton Headquarters
Like the shoemaker who rarely has time to fix shoes for his family – Keares Electric has been busy putting customers first… and delaying installation of solar on the headquarters building in Exton.
Well, they finally did it! Installation is complete on an impressive 41.4 kW (kilowatt) solar PV system. That’s over 41,000 watts of electricity being generated every hour on a sunny day.
Installation is complete on an impressive 41.4 kW (kilowatt) solar PV system. That’s over 41,000 watts of electricity being generated every hour on a sunny day.
"We take great pride in every commercial solar installation that we do, but this project has special significance for our company and employees," said Bob Keares, President of Keares Electrical Contracting. "I like the fact that we are practicing what we preach and saving money on our utility bills. Picture 414 – one hundred watt light bulbs burning brightly. That’s the equivalent amount of energy being produced from our roof.
The new solar installation will reduce Keares’ electric bill by more than 50% - and they are not stopping there. "We are adding a SunForce 600 watt wind turbine to the solar arrays, bringing the total output to 42 kW," said James Girafalco, Manager of Keares’ Renewable Energy Department. "The Sun gives us more energy in one hour, then the entire world uses in a year! Why not take advantage?"
The Keares solar project was eligible for the 30% Federal Renewable Energy Tax Credit put in place by President George W. Bush. The Federal tax credit runs through 2016. Keares also qualified for a state incentive through the PA Sunshine Program, further reducing the payback period. "We work with our customers to be sure they are aware of all available tax credits and incentives," said Bob.
Call Keares Electrical Contracting to discuss your commercial and residential solar needs. They have installed more than 8 megawatts of solar in the area. That’s 8 million watts of clean, renewable energy. When you call, don’t forget to mention the coupon at left.
- 180 solar panels – each rated at 230 watts
- 5 - SMA-SB 7000-US Grid Tied Inverters
- Racking system made from recycled plastic
Coming soon to the Keares web site – online monitoring for customers and employees to view system output in real time.
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Donny was hired by Keares as an electrician directly out of the Vo-Tech program and has enjoyed the hands-on work ever since.
"If you are looking to see what makes Keares Electric stand out from the competition, look no further than 17-year employee, Donny Broomell."
Coatesville Solar initiative (CSI) Receives Final Approval
Hello CSI neighbors, community members and Keares employees. By now, I hope you heard that CSI received final land use approval on Feb 13, 2013 by the Caln Board of Commissioners. After 24 months of hearings and reviews, we want to thank everyone who supported the project for two long years. We came a long way together and our commitments to our neighbors and community are unwavering.