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La Rosa Greenhouses

Woodstown, New Jersey

La Rosa Greenhouses
Client Objectives: 

La Rosa Greenhouses is committed to “Keeping the Earth Green.” Clean, renewable and affordable Solar Electricity Generation on-premise is a critical part of their sustainability initiatives.

  • Be the most “green” greenhouse on the east coast
  • Lower carbon footprint to reduce their impact and be an environmentally friendly greenhouse operation
  • Cost savings and predictability vs. grid-supplied electricity
Our Solution: 

 SolarSense developed the Solar PV System to power 45% of the electricity needs of La Rosa, including their greenhouse operation and retail store.

  • Solar System Description: 58 kW Solar PV system comprised of: 252 SolarWorld 235W Panels; Ground mount and racking; Grid tied solar Inverters.
  • Annual Production: 73,000 kWh’s
  • Business Model: 10-year Loan Agreement
  • Financing: Private financing 3rd party debt-capital
Benefits: 

Sustainability: As of July 2011, La Rosa was using 45% green solar electricity. Cost Savings:

  • $0 out of pocket capital for the La Rosa’s
  • Predictability in electricity costs for 25+ years
  • Term of contract cost savings projected at over $530,000 vs. grid-supplied electricity

When the banks would not loan us the capital for a solar system, SolarSense came through for us and has exceeded our expectations as a partner.

C. La Rosa

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