St. Tammany Parrish Loves the Sun

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Joule Energy and St. Tammany Parish Finish Multiple Solar Installations

Koop Pavilion

New Koop Pavilion with solar system.

The project represented a great opportunity for Joule to feature its work and deliver a solution that provides real cost-saving results for the Parish as well as a great first step toward going green.

St. Tammany Parish and Joule Energy, an integrator of high-efficiency solar systems, today proudly power two vital parish facilities, the Pavilion at the Koop Drive Trailhead of the Tammany Trace, and the Caretaker’s Cottage at the Camp Salmen Nature Park in Slidell. Both systems were designed to provide electricity for up to 30 years, and will significantly reduce the facilities’ energy costs during that time.

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program was established by the Department of Energy to provide funding to local governments to help them both reduce energy usage and to improve energy efficiency in municipal buildings and transportation. As a recipient of grant funds, St. Tammany Parish pursued both a turnkey solar energy solution as well as an upgrade to its facilities’ lightning and HVAC. The annual combined savings for both solar systems will amount to about $3600.00 annually.

Julian Thomas, Joule Energy’s COO, noted, “The project represented a great opportunity for Joule to feature its work and deliver a solution that provides real cost-saving results for the Parish as well as a great first step toward going green.” More of the project and its real time energy production savings can be seen at the St. Tammany Parish website. You can see more of the project at
(http://www.stpgov.org/energy.php) and see the real time energy production savings (http://datareadings.com/client/moduleSystem/Kiosk/site/bin/kiosk.cfm?k=4pwdBE0S) at the St. Tammany Parish website.

About Joule Energy
Joule, a Louisiana owned and operated solar integration company, was founded on the principle that investing in solar energy can be as beneficial to the bottom line as it is to the environment. Our experienced company has installed megawatts of solar panel systems in the gulf region, creating substantial savings for homes, businesses,

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