Greenwich, CT (June 28, 2011) – Sound Solar Systems, LLC, a clean energy integration and installation company based in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, has completed a solar thermal system on the Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel. A retrofit project installed on the roof of the hotel, this system is projected to produce 29% of the hotel’s annual hot water usage. Additional funding of approximately $50,000 for this system was provided by the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) through its Solar Thermal Incentive Program via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Founded on the platform of a construction company, Sound Solar Systems brings a unique advantage to solving the engineering and installation limitations that can hinder retrofit projects. The company offers full services from beginning to end of a project, including cost evaluation, design, construction, and financing options for a multitude of renewable energy technologies. The Delamar Greenwich Harbor is the company’s first commercial solar thermal project.
“We’re delighted to have designed and installed a solar hot water system to help this landmark hotel go green and save money on their power bills,” says Tony Savino , Principal of Sound Solar. Responsible for design and technology, Mr. Savino brings a strong background in construction to Sound Solar, giving it an advantage in the industry. “The design and installation of solar arrays onto existing residences and commercial buildings can be a delicate task. Our construction background allows us to execute projects with maximum system efficiency while preserving the integrity of the roof.”
“It is exciting to be involved in having cutting edge green technology in the Delamar Greenwich Hotel and we look forward to incorporating similar initiatives in our other properties,” says Charles Mallory, founder and General Partner of the Delamar Greenwich Harbor. “Continuing the green theme, we recently acquired an electric hybrid launch to offer our guests harbor and cocktail cruises. It has been a pleasure to work with the people at Sound Solar Systems who delivered this clean energy system on time and on budget; as promised.”
“Businesses that use a lot of hot water, such as hotels, are just beginning to realize how much money they can save using solar thermal systems to heat water. Hot water presents a hidden, but often significant cost,” says Bryan Garcia, president of the CCEF. The system on the Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel will generate savings of upwards of $1500 a year, which will increase each year. “The Delamar is demonstrating how solar hot water systems are good for customers and business,” says Mr. Garcia. “Heating water with the sun for residential, commercial and industrial end-uses provides an economic alternative with extraordinary environmental benefits.”
The Delamar Greenwich Harbor offers a luxury waterfront escape to those travelling on business or pleasure. The hotel is centrally located minutes from Greenwich Avenue, downtown Stamford and a short distance from Manhattan. Offering guestrooms and suites, as well as fine dining, spa services and meeting and banquet facilities, the Delamar Greenwich Harbor is an all-inclusive luxury hotel located at the heart of the majestic Greenwich Harbor.
About Sound Solar Systems, LLC
Sound Solar Systems delivers proven and profitable clean energy solutions to commercial, residential and public sector clients in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. For every client, Sound Solar Systems focuses on energy and cost savings as well as preservation and integrity of existing roof and building structures. For more information, please visit www.soundsolar.com.
About The Delamar Greenwich Harbor
The Delamar Greenwich Harbor is an elegant boutique hotel located along the Greenwich Harbor in Fairfield County, offering its discerning guests 82 luxury deluxe rooms and suites, all designed to evoke an ambiance of old world charm, bespoke services and modern technology. For more information, please visit www.thedelamar.com.
About the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF)
CCEF was created by the Connecticut General Assembly and is funded by the electric ratepayers. CCEF’s mission is to promote, develop and invest in clean energy sources for the benefit of Connecticut’s ratepayers in order to strengthen Connecticut’s economy, protect community health, improve the environment, and promote a secure energy supply for the state. CCEF is administered by Connecticut Innovations, a quasi-public authority. For more information on CCEF, please visit www.ctcleanenergy.com.