Greenwich, CT (December 14, 2011) – Sound Solar Systems, LLC (“Sound Solar”), a clean energy integration and installation company based in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, has started construction on a commercial solar electric project on the Greenwich Racquet Club in Cos Cob, CT. The project has received funding from the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) and the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The 70kW solar PV array is expected to reduce the Greenwich Racquet Club’s electricity draw from the grid by almost 90%.
“Sound Solar is delighted to be providing the design, construction and implementation of this solar PV system right here in Greenwich,” says Tony Savino, principal of Sound Solar. “The design and integration of these systems can sometimes be a complex undertaking. Sound Solar relies on its construction background to come up with solutions that are efficient and productive for the building owner, ensuring substantial savings for many years.”
“Congratulations to the Greenwich Racquet Club and Sound Solar Systems for demonstrating how combining energy efficiency and clean distributed generation can provide long-term benefits to businesses throughout Connecticut,” stated Bryan Garcia, President of CEFIA. “We are proud to have supported this project, which will provide energy, economic and environmental savings.” Peter Tesei, First Selectman in Greenwich adds, “I am pleased to see another Greenwich business utilize this alternate energy source, thanks to Sound Solar Systems LLC.”
“Greenwich Racquet Club is excited to support green energy initiatives in Connecticut,” according to Riccardo Leon, co-owner of the Greenwich Racquet Club. “The federal and state incentives provided to us for this project will allow us to recoup any costs within one year of installation and provide us with subsequent years of little to no cost for electricity. Andrew Lifshin from Sound Solar has been instrumental in guiding us through the complexities of financial benefits available through various federal and state programs. We are thrilled to be a leader in the effort to bring solar to Connecticut.”
Founded on the platform of a construction company, Greenwich-based Sound Solar has a unique approach to providing clean energy solutions. Sound Solar works with the client from beginning to end of the project, offering cost and site evaluation, system design, construction and financing options for a wide array of clean energy systems. Sound Solar installs solar photovoltaic systems that use the sun to produce electricity; solar thermal systems that use the sun to create hot water; wind power systems that generate electricity from wind; and lighting retrofits that lower clients’ energy usage.
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 Greenwich Racquet Club
The Greenwich Racquet Club offers a wide variety of options for tennis enthusiasts. With four indoor courts, private lessons, adult and children’s clinics and league play, the Greenwich Racquet Club has something for every skill set. Located on the waters of the Cos Cob Harbor right off I-95, the Greenwich Racquet Club provides an idyllic and convenient location for avid tennis players. For more information, please visit www.leontennis.net.
About the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA)
CEFIA was created by the Connecticut General Assembly and is funded by the electric ratepayers. CEFIA’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. CEFIA is administered by Connecticut Innovations, a quasi-public authority. For more information on CEFIA, please visit www.ctcleanenergy.com.