We will be sourcing local components, supporting the New Mexico economy, reducing shipping costs, and helping revitalize a U.S. manufacturing economy. This is all part of our triple bottom line approach to business.
Albuquerque, New Mexico (PRWEB) February 9, 2010
Visible Light Solar Technologies, in conjunction with today’s announcement from the Office of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, announced its intention to be a first local customer of the newly funded Solar Distinctions’ solar panel products. Governor Richardson announced today that Solar Distinction Inc., a New Mexico company, would be building a state-of-the-art photovoltaic manufacturing plant in Albuquerque. The plant will employ 300 within two to three years with a potential of up to 500 thereafter.
Visible Light Solar will be using the panels produced by Solar Distinction as part of its LED lighting fixtures (new or retrofit) with on-and-off-grid energy optimization solutions. Visible Light Solar is the first commercial and industrial lighting company to integrate LED lighting devices with on-and-off-grid energy optimization, a smart interface and the option of including solar panels or using solar exclusively. The company’s LED lighting applications operate 50-85% more efficiently than its traditional HID and incandescent counterparts. In addition to dramatically lowering energy consumption, Visible Light Solar’s solutions also reduce maintenance costs (high quality LED fixtures have a 50,000 hour-rated lifespan and are resistant to thermal and vibrational shocks) and produce true-color, programmable illumination.
“We are pleased to participate in today’s announcement as one of Solar Distinctions first New Mexico customers,” said J. Dee Dennis, Jr. CEO of Visible Light Solar. “Our order is already in for custom solar panels. Keeping our own carbon footprint low is a big part of our company mission. Once their plant is up and running and our order fulfilled, we will be sourcing local components, supporting the New Mexico economy, reducing shipping costs, and helping revitalize a U.S. manufacturing economy. This is all part of our triple bottom line approach to business.”
Solar Distinction will also sell its photovoltaic technologies to third party companies throughout the Southwestern U.S. Visible Light Solar Technologies, its outdoor lighting solutions company Qnuru and Solar Distinction are clean tech enterprises that are business products of the venture accelerator firm Noribachi. Visible Light Solar just announced its expansion into a 32,000 sq-ft facility in Albuquerque and nine new distributors to assist its global outreach.
About Visible Light Solar Technologies
Visible Light Solar Technologies (http://www.visiblelightsolar.com) is an energy technology company providing LED lighting, point of use solar technology and on-and-off-grid energy optimization solutions. Visible Light Solar's flagship LED lighting solutions give public, private, industrial and commercial facilities ways to immediately save money, reduce maintenance costs, and advance their environmental sustainability goals. Products include exterior and interior retrofit as well as new LED lighting solutions, including a patent-pending solar or hybrid powered smart board technology. Visible Light Solar is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society, US Green Building Council and the International Dark-Sky Association. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the company is backed by the venture accelerator firm, Noribachi (http://www.noribachi.com).