Everyone knows about the stars in Chapel Hill: the basketball team ( if you ask any of the Tar Heels in our office)! Add to that the food scene, the bar scene, the art and architectural and cultural scenes. But stars aren’t the only things shining in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. The evidence is in how many homes and businesses, schools and non-profits have turned to solar as a renewable source of clean energy. Yes Solar has installed 79 solar systems in the last few years in Chapel Hill and Carrboro alone. Some of these were a result of the Solarize programs received so enthusiastically over the years, and some the result of the kind of communities they are: committed to the environment and to sustainability.
United Church of Chapel Hill raised all the money to invest in an 83 kilowatt solar system, making it the largest solar system on a faith community structure in North Carolina. Solar covers multiple roofs and includes a trellis to make the solar visible to the community and congregation.
Chapel Hill Tire Car Care is a good example of a business that values sustainability. Like Yes Solar, it was one of the first Green Plus certified businesses, and soon after installed a 4.8 kW solar system. Solar is just the icing on the cake for the Pons family, who have won multiple awards for sustainability.
We met Greg and Bryna Rapp when we installed a 5.5 kW system on their pole barn. When it came time for them to consider solar for their business Furniture Lab, the answer was Yes. We installed a 28 kW solar system on their downtown Carrboro building.
Midtown Market put a 60 kW system on the building on MLK Blvd in Chapel Hill, that houses stores like Flyleaf Books and Kitchen. It was a challenge to work with the retail tenants’ parking needs and access to the roof, but our project manager planned it easily.
Watch this space for updates on more Chapel Hill and Carrboro businesses that have taken the smart step to sustainability with affordable solar. Call Yes Solar today at 919-459-4155 for more information about how your business can learn the secret to savings with solar!