Passerby’s and potential customers on 202 4 miles south of West Chester will notice that Stoltzfus RV & Marine has filled up most of their roof space with solar.
Expected to produce up to 90% of their power demand, the 230.75 kW system is comprised of 923 high-efficiency solar panels. Earl Stoltzfus, owner, said “I wanted a clean power energy solution, but also a clean conscience knowing that we were taking steps forward to be a responsible and sustainable business.”
Earl started researching the available tax benefits and incentives for solar about two years ago, but at the time it seemed too expensive. It wasn’t until Josh Mitten, Director of Business Development at Advanced Solar Industries, came and visited that solar began to be a tangible and affordable option for Earl. The up-front cost was offset through energy savings, depreciation, a federal grant, and a state rebate.
Recently, the solar industry has experienced a significant decrease specifically in the cost of solar panels. With prices reduced by 50% in the last 18 months alone, now is an excellent time to go solar. Mitten anticipates that the pricing is at an all time low, and Advanced Solar Industries is seeing the numbers work for many businesses. Bob Cox, General Manager at Stoltzfus RV & Marine said, “I was always a believer in solar power, and am very excited to share our experience with our customers. We hope that our initiative to use green power makes our motor homes and boats even more attractive.”
Electricity generated by the system will be measured in real-time via web-based monitoring, making it available for customers to view in the showroom. Customers already have commented on how impressive the system looks from Route 202.
Earl touted that Advanced Solar Industries acted as his partner and advocate throughout the whole process. “These guys were 100 percent turnkey. They took care of us every step of the way and set a high bar for the solar industry.”
The system is currently operational and producing clean, quiet, and efficient power. Tours of the system are available upon request. Ask for Earl Stoltzfus or Bob Cox.
Stoltzfus RV’s and Marine has been in business on 202 four miles south of West Chester for the past 45 years. Stoltzfus sells and services a long list of top industry RV and Boat product. Earl Stoltzfus President and original owner of Stoltzfus RV’s and Marine sold the company to the employees in 2007. Now Stoltzfus RV’s and Marine is an ESOP company. As an employee owned company each of the 55 employees have a stake in making sure that each customer has a great buying experience at their dealership.
If you have any interest in RV’s or Boats or want to learn more about solar systems please stop in and visit us.
For More Information:
Chris Byers, Marketing and Outreach Manager at Advanced Solar Industries
Specs: Stoltzfus RV & Marine
Job Location 1335 Wilmington Pike, West Chester, PA 19382
Installer Advanced Solar Industries (New Holland, PA)
Module Manufacturer Siliken
Inverter Manufacturer Satcon
Annual Energy Production 288,437 kWh
Number of panels 923
About Advanced Solar Industries:
With over 17 year of experience, Advanced Solar Industries is headquartered in New Holland, PA and specializes in providing high-quality turnkey solar energy solutions for commercial, agricultural, and residential customers. For more information visit: www.advancedsolarindustries.com
We have just finished installing a solar power system with 923 solar panels on the roof of our facility which will produce most of our electricity throughout the entire year.