SOURCE: Astralux Environmental Solutions

March 21, 2008 15:17 ET

Hole in the Wall Enterprises Goes Solar

ALAMOSA, CO--(Marketwire - March 21, 2008) - Hole in the Wall Enterprises, based in Alamosa, Colorado, has just completed an 8.6kW solar electric system installation. Astralux Power Systems provided design, engineering, and installation services for this solar project.

Owned by Darin and Regina Curley, Hole in the Wall will now run completely on solar energy, as 100% of their electricity needs are met by this solar power system. This commercial system is comprised of industry leading Sharp Solar Panels which will benefit from Colorado's 300-plus days of sunlight per year.

"We are proud to have Hole in the Wall Enterprises as our first commercial project in the city of Alamosa," says Dr. Rande Treece, CEO of Astralux. "We also commend Darin and Regina Curley for their efforts to create a truly green business with this 100% offset solar energy system."

The positive environmental impacts of this system are impressive. Over the warranted life of the system, it will offset over 500,000 pounds of CO2 (greenhouse) emissions and prevent over 250,000 pounds of coal being burned.

Utility rebates and federal tax credits and benefits will pay over 90% of the cost of this system. This is made possible by the incredible federal tax benefits available for commercial buildings and the Xcel Energy Solar Rewards program. This system will also save the Curleys tens of thousands of dollars in electricity costs and protect them against future increasing energy costs.

About Astralux

Astralux, established in 1992, is a Boulder, Colorado-based research firm and was originally founded to research and develop opto-electronic materials and devices. Over time the company has expanded to include R&D in a broad range of advanced technologies with the objective of conceiving, growing and launching new businesses to bring best-of-breed innovations to market. The firm's research contracts with the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Department of Energy and others are directly related to advanced solar energy systems development and give Astralux unique and surpassing capabilities in the field. The Power Systems group was developed to commercialize these alternative energy technologies and deliver professionally designed solar energy systems to home and business owners. For more information please call (303) 995-0891, or visit http://www.AESsolarenergy.com.

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