Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site and Day & Night Solar – Making History Together

Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site continues to make history. It was the first NPS site in the Midwest Region to switch to buying wind and water power. Now it is making history again by installing solar power.

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St Louis, MO (PRWEB) December 22, 2012

Nestled in South St. Louis County is the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site. Ulysses S. Grant was known as the victorious Civil War general who saved the Union and became the 18th President of the United States. This National Park Service site and St. Louis landmark is home to rich beauty and history.

What few people may not know is that in 1872 President Ulysses S. Grant signed legislation making Yellowstone America's first national park. This act put in motion the preservation and conservation of the National Parks Service (NPS) that continues today. There are nearly 400 National Park Service sites across America. The NPS strives to be a leader in conservation and green practices.

Keeping with that goal, the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site decided to utilize solar energy for its Visitor Center to offset the power they were using. Melinda Kershaw, Director of Marketing for Day & Night Solar knew that she wanted Day & Night to be part of this rich local history and to work with such an iconic landmark.

Since opening its doors in early 2009, Day & Night Solar has responded to the rapid demand in the growing solar industry by expanding from its roots in Collinsville, Illinois to working with clients across the entire United States. Their rapid growth is a direct result of listening to their clients and meeting their customers’ needs by providing complete, turnkey, photovoltaic system solutions including financing, securing available grants, installation and superb follow up. The cornerstone of their business is based on integrity, from their highly trained installers and support staff, to the highest quality solar products and superior customer service.

Day & Night Solar was awarded the project. The solar system is now mounted on the roof of the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site’s Visitor Center. The project was completed on October 12, 2012.

The new system is a 7.2kW Photovoltaic (PV) array consisting of (30) thirty 240W Lifeline Energy panels along with all associated hardware. All products utilized are 100% US manufactured and were installed by J.F. Electric on a standing-seam steel roof tying in new solar technology while preserving the historic integrity of this landmark.

Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site continues to make history. It was the first NPS site in the Midwest Region to switch to buying wind and water power. Now it is making history again by installing solar power.

Day & Night Solar continues to make history with each new installation that requires more creativity and ingenuity to meet the demand for solar power. This is the first National Park Service site for Day & Night Solar. To find out if solar energy is right for you, visit: http://DayAndNightSolar.com or email at: info(at)dayandnightsolar(dot)com.


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