SOURCE: Nexamp; Spruce Environmental Technologies

Spruce Environmental Technologies

Nexamp: Clean Energy Solutions

November 11, 2010 13:18 ET

Spruce Environmental Technologies Goes Greener With Solar Array by Nexamp

78.8-kW Solar Photovoltaic Project, Installed by Clean Energy Company Nexamp, Helps Energy Star® Partner Spruce Become an Even More Sustainable Business

WARD HILL, MA--(Marketwire - November 11, 2010) - Spruce Environmental Technologies, Inc., an Energy Star® Partner, recently completed the installation of a solar array to provide electricity for its Ward Hill, Massachusetts, headquarters building. The 78.8-kilowatt (kW) array was installed by clean energy company Nexamp.

Spruce, a manufacturer of inline ventilation fans, is the parent company of RadonAway, the world's leading radon fan manufacturer; AccuStar Labs, a nationally certified radon testing lab that manufactures and distributes radon test devices and analyzes test results; and HomeAire, a manufacturer and distributor of indoor air quality products.

For more than twenty years, Spruce has been committed to researching and developing new technologies, techniques, products, and services to make the indoor environment a healthier, safer place in which to live. The company is equally committed to sustaining and improving the environment in general. Converting to solar power for its main operations and manufacturing center is a natural extension of this long-time commitment.

"With the installation of a system that captures solar energy," said David Kapturowski, Spruce's Executive Vice President, "Our Ward Hill building will be generating one-third of our electrical needs from the sun. As an added bonus, when Spruce is not using the solar energy generated by our new system (weekends, holidays, etc.) the unused power will be available to National Grid for use elsewhere."

A Commonwealth Solar Stimulus rebate for $91,250 helped make the project more affordable and reduced the payback period.

"Massachusetts is in the midst of a solar boom that is creating the clean energy jobs of the 21st century. By the end of this year, the Commonwealth will see a nearly 20-fold increase in solar installations over what we had when Governor Patrick took office," said Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Ian Bowles. "I congratulate Spruce Environmental Technologies for becoming part of the Massachusetts solar success story."

"Spruce Environmental Technologies understands the value of clean energy from an environmental and economic perspective," said Scott McClintock, Vice President at Nexamp. "We are proud to partner with Spruce on this project to help them reduce electricity costs with solar power."

The 78.8-kW solar array offsets approximately 137,150 pounds of carbon dioxide annually, the equivalent of taking 12 cars off the road each year or growing 1,595 trees from seed for 10 years.

About Spruce Environmental Technologies, Inc.
Spruce Environmental Technologies, Inc., an Energy Star® Partner, was founded more than 20 years ago with the purpose of making indoor air safer. Spruce is the parent company of RadonAway, the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of radon mitigation fans and supplies; AccuStar Labs, which manufactures and analyzes radon test devices in certified laboratories in Medway, MA and Lebanon, PA; and HomeAire, a manufacturer and distributor of indoor air quality products. Spruce is committed to saving lives through creating a healthier indoor environment and through radon awareness, testing and mitigation; and it is a long-time member and supporter of the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST). Learn more at www.spruce.com.

About Nexamp
Nexamp is a leading clean energy company, providing services and solutions that reduce energy costs for business and government. Nexamp's solutions include renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy planning and management. Nexamp has installed some of the largest solar photovoltaic systems in New England, including National Grid's 1-megawatt project in Whitinsville, MA, and was awarded the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' largest ever public solar contract, for 4 megawatts of solar at 12 water & wastewater treatment plants across the Commonwealth. Combining energy project construction experience with expertise in energy technology, markets, and policy analysis, Nexamp makes clean energy simple and profitable for its clients. Learn more at www.nexamp.com.

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