Solar Panel Dedication Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting

Media Advisory 4.7.08

Media Contacts:
Richard Matthews
951-6777-7755 Ext 110

Hebrew Academy Partners with SharpUSA and HelioPower
to Go Green in a Big Way!
Solar Panel Dedication Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting

Who: Stephen Koenigsberg PhD, VP, WSP Environment and Energy, Chair Dean’s Advisory Council The College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, California State University Fullerton
Debbie Cook, Mayor, Huntington Beach, CA
Rabbi Yitzchok Newman, Dean, the Hebrew Academy
Peter Shapiro, Donor
Yitzy Geisinsky and Hamah Energy, Project Support
Steve LoRusso, VP Sales, HelioPower
Adrian Taylor, Associate Sales Manager, SharpUSA

What: Ribbon Cutting, dedication and Presentations to Support Academy’s Go Green Program including Sharp Solar Panel Installation

When: 10:30 am
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Where: Hebrew Academy, 14401 Willow Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Sharp Electronics Corporation’s Solar Energy Solutions Group, based near the school in Huntington Beach, and HelioPower worked together with the Hebrew Academy on the solar energy aspect of the school’s Go Green program. A portion of the Karp Federation Challenge Grant and a generous private donation made the solar panels possible. The panels are situated on south facing roofs with over 98% efficiency. The Academy system includes 189 Sharp 167 watt photovoltaic panels and covers 8000 square feet at a cost of over $200,000. SMA inverters and a Web Box monitoring system are included allowing online review of the system performance. The electricity generated returns to the main electric grid on the building. The system generated energy offsets the peak load electricity costs of the Academy. The solar electricity system emphasizes to the children and community the Go Green concept being taught in the science classrooms at the Academy.

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