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Direct Energy Business Unveils 1.2 Megawatt Solar Installation with H-E-B and SolarCity

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In 2014, Texas ranked eighth nationally in installed solar electric capacity. This year, the Lone Star State’s installed capacity is expected to more than double. 


Through strategic solar investments made by innovative businesses in Texas, including one of the country’s largest independent food retailers: H-E-B

On Friday, Direct Energy Business — in partnership with H-E-B and SolarCityunveiled a new rooftop solar installation at H-E-B’s distribution center in Weslaco, Texas. The 1.2 megawatt installation — which is one of the largest rooftop installations in the Lone Star State — includes more than 3,000 panels and covers a whopping 105,000 square feet. It is projected to serve about half of the center’s electricity demands while also providing significant energy savings and carbon emission reductions.

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“Direct Energy Business partnered with SolarCity in 2013, adding their expertise and market knowledge to our Total Energy Management services that we offer to our commercial and industrial customers,” said David Brast, Direct Energy Business Vice President. “We are very excited to have been a part of this project, and we look forward to seeing the results that solar technology can bring to our valued customer, H-E-B.”

We’re proud to partner with H-E-B and SolarCity on this groundbreaking installation, and are excited for the results solar technology will provide H-E-B and Texas. To learn more about the vast business benefits of solar power, check out our Solar Power page.

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Posted: July 21, 2015