HARRISBURG (March 16, 2018) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that four solar energy projects in Chester County will receive more than $1 million in total state funding.

“These investments can go a long way in encouraging businesses to transition to solar energy,” Dinniman, who serves on the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, said. “They not only cut pollutants and energy costs; they support a competitive business environment, attract entrepreneurs and jobs, and help ensure that Pennsylvania will be a leader in the clean energy marketplace.”

The funds, which come through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Solar Energy Grant Funding Program, were approved today by the Commonwealth Finance Authority. They are as follows:

  • $643,415 for Safari Viper LLC for the purchase and installation of a 1.252.6 kW roof-mounted solar array at the Exton Square Mall, owned by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, in West Whiteland Township. The system will generate approximately 12 percent of the mall’s annual electricity usage. The total project cost is $2.899 million.

 

  • $70,453 for CubeSmart TRS, Inc. for the construction of a 77.72 kW roof-mounted solar array at its storage facility located at 6 Tabas Lane in Exton. CubeSmart is a self-storage facility for residential and commercial customers. The project will provide 90 percent of the existing energy consumption at its facility. The total project cost is $190,000.

 

  • $71,190 for Zimmerman and Summers DBA L&L Leasing for the purchase and installation of a roof-mounted 77.72 kW solar photovoltaic system at its facility in Atglen Borough. Zimmerman and Summers is a plumbing and heating company that leases that facility from L&L Leasing. The system will generate 79 percent of the company’s annual energy needs. The total project cost is $203,400.

 

  • $216,125 for DFT, Inc. for the purchase and installation of a roof-mounted 308.75 kW solar photovoltaic system at its facility in West Whiteland Township. DFT is a manufacturer of check valves and control valves. The system will generate about 53 percent of the company’s energy consumption. The total project cost is $617,500.
 

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