INMAN SOLAR COMPLETES TWO SOLAR ROOF INSTALLATIONS AT KENCO DISTRIBUTION CENTERS
Partnership Between Inman Solar and Kenco Includes a Lease Component
(September 29th, 2011) Chattanooga, Tenn. – Inman Solar and Kenco announce the completion of two, 200 kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in Chattanooga, TN. Each of these installations was installed at separate Kenco distribution centers at 350 Corporate Place and 650 Wauhatchie Pike. Combined, these installations will produce enough electricity to power 40 homes per year.
“These installations were built by Inman Solar and are owned and operated by us,” said Mark Jones, Principal of Inman Solar. “You can think of the solar arrays as tenants of the Kenco distribution center. Kenco collects rent for leasing us the roof space and Inman Solar earns income by selling electricity to Electric Power Board as part of Tennessee Valley Authority’s Generation Partners program.”
“This installation is a great example of our commitment to our environment and the production of clean, renewable energy,” said Wilson McGinness, Director of Leasing for JDK Real Estate. “The concept of a solar photovoltaic roof lease was a win for Kenco, Inman Solar, and the environment.”
This project was made possible in part by a solar installation grant from The Tennessee Solar Institute. The Tennessee Solar Institute is part of the Volunteer State Solar Initiative, a comprehensive solar energy and economic development program that was established using $62.5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funding received by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.
In total, more than 25 people were involved with completing the project that was funded in part by federal and state grant dollars.
David Barrueta Associates of Chattanooga, Tennessee provided marketing and research services to Inman Solar for solar projects in the Chattanooga area. David Barrueta Associates provided the initial contact between Kenco and Inman Solar.
For photos of this project, see our Kenco Project page.
Kenco provides integrated logistics services throughout North America. By leveraging the strengths of our five operating companies we engineer innovative solutions that provide tangible value. The Kenco Family of Companies includes Kenco Logistic Services, Kenco Transportation, Kenco Material Handling Solutions, Kenco Management Services, and JDK Real Estate. For over 60 years we have transformed our customers’ supply chains from a cost of doing business to a source of competitive advantage. Learn more atwww.kencogroup.com.
About Inman Solar
Inman Solar is a full service solar photovoltaic (PV) systems integrator serving commercial and residential customers in Georgia and the Southeast. They offer engineering, installation, maintenance and consultation services for residential, commercial and utility scale projects. Inman Solar specializes in solutions that maximize return on investment, while being environmentally and socially responsible. For more information, visitwww.InmanSolar.com.
About David Barrueta Associates
David Barrueta Associates is a full service commercial real estate services company based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The firm’s value-added approach for clients has led to involvement in over 25 corporate real estate transactions with a gross value over $11 million since 2010. More information on David Barrueta Associates may be found at www.davidbassociates.com.
About Tennessee Solar Institute
The Tennessee Solar Institute (TSI) is a center of excellence between the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory that brings together scientists, engineers and technical experts with business leaders and policymakers to help speed the deployment of solar technology. Its mission is to advance the understanding of solar innovation and to inspire new ideas that speed the development and implementation of solar-based technology in Tennessee. TSI is housed at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. For more information, visithttp://solar.tennessee.edu.
Acknowledgment: “This material is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy under Award Number DE-EE0000160.”