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EPOX-Z Corporation

September 08, 2011 11:10 ET

EPOX-Z Partnering With Pro-Tech Energy Solutions to Bring Solar Energy to Monmouth University

One of New Jersey's Leading Turnkey Solar Developers Believes EPOX-Z NRG™ Is the Best Cool Roof Coating for Solar Companies

NORWELL, MA--(Marketwire - Sep 8, 2011) - After working with Boston coatings manufacturer EPOX-Z Corporation to prepare a major university's rooftops for solar panel installation, one of New Jersey's largest and most respected solar companies believes EPOX-Z NRG™ cool roof coating is the best commercial roofing solution available to solar energy developers.

Pro-Tech Energy Solutions, which has established itself as one of the leading solar developers on the East Coast since being founded in 2008, strongly recommended EPOX-Z's technologically advanced cool roof coating for a recent project at Monmouth University in New Jersey. Pro-Tech Energy Solutions co-founder and Principal John Martin was so impressed with the product that his company considers EPOX-Z NRG™ as its primary roof solution.

EPOX-Z NRG™ is a two-part, 100-percent solids cool roof coating engineered to provide superior performance over all elastomeric coatings. The solventless, odorless coating contains zero VOC's and is the only cool roof coating proven to mitigate the damaging effects of ponding water on flat commercial roof surfaces. The superior engineering, composition and performance enable EPOX-Z to offer warrantee terms which are longer than any other cool roof coating on the market. EPOX-Z's 10-year, 15-year and 20-year warranties for EPOX-Z NRG™ are in line with standard Power Purchase Agreements offered by solar companies.

Martin said his company will not install their equipment on a roof which is not under warranty for at least 15 years, and EPOX-Z NRG™ was the only product that he could find which would substantially extend the life of a roof for a fraction of the cost of replacement. Martin believes the introduction of EPOX-Z NRG™ into the solar market will dramatically expand the financial viability of solar installation for commercial properties.

"NRG™ is exactly what we were looking for and Pro-Tech Energy is extremely pleased about how well the product has performed already," said Martin. "We have been extremely excited about using EPOX-Z NRG™ on the Monmouth University project and other projects for a number of reasons. Once the NRG™ cool roof coating is applied, it provides a cleaner and much cooler working environment for our installation team. Additionally, once the solar panels are installed, the dramatically reduced temperature provided by the white reflective cool roof coating enables the panels to function at a substantially higher level of efficiency than they would on a black roof."

At Monmouth University, Pro-Tech Energy Solutions and partner Torcon, Inc. won a bid over 12 other solar providers to equip seven buildings for solar energy generation, and Martin said EPOX-Z coated six rooftops with NRG™ cool roof coating. Despite Hurricane Irene making landfall and soaking the area in the middle of the project, the coating of all six roofs was completed in less than 21 days on roofs ranging from 5,000 to 30,000 square feet.

"The Monmouth University project was an important proving ground for EPOX-Z NRG™," said Martin, who said he has already specified EPOX-Z for two additional large projects in New Jersey. "We have been able to identify several advantages which make EPOX-Z NRG™ an ideal choice for solar companies looking for a roofing solution and an advantage in the commercial solar market. From a cost and efficiency standpoint, one of the biggest advantages of working with EPOX-Z is the fact that that NRG™ can be applied directly over a roof's membrane without any removal or stripping process.

"For many reasons that we witnessed first-hand during the Monmouth University project, we will be using EPOX-Z NRG™ as our go-to roofing solution going forward," Martin concluded.

In addition to the many performance advantages offered by using NRG cool roof coating, EPOX-Z is the only cool roof coating company offering a partner incentive program that allows approved solar companies to earn an instant rebate if they partner with EPOX-Z. EPOX-Z gives the solar company the option to retain the rebate or pass the savings through to the customer.

"Solar companies no longer have to be frustrated when commercial properties require roof work before solar panels can be mounted," said EPOX-Z CEO and NRG™ inventor Tony Camarota. "EPOX-Z NRG™ is the first cool roof coating that extends the life of the roof and provides an affordable gateway to solar installation."

Please call (781) 561-7575 or email solar@EPOX-Z.com for more information on EPOX-Z NRG™.

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