Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 29, 2014
LegalZoom, Inc. (“Legal Zoom”), the leading provider of online legal help for businesses and families, has partnered with Meridian Solar, Inc. (“Meridian Solar”), a leader in commercial solar energy solutions, to engineer and construct a 260 kW solar electric system at LegalZoom’s Spectrum Drive office in Austin, Texas. LegalZoom’s investment in solar will advance its commitment to corporate sustainability and ultimately reduce operating expenses.
The 260 kW solar electric system, comprised of 864 photovoltaic modules, will produce an estimated 345,800 kWh in year one – that translates to first year savings of $22,000.00. The environmental impact amounts to an annual reduction of 450,000 pounds, or 224 tons, of carbon dioxide emissions - an environmental benefit equivalent to planting 8,000 carbon-sequestering trees in Texas’ parks.
”LegalZoom is committed to clean, renewable energy,” said Mike Wilson, VP of Operations. “Going solar is a winning solution all around - great for the environment, great for the community, and great for the business - and the expert team at Meridian Solar helped make deployment of our Austin office solar infrastructure a seamless process.”
Meridian Solar was responsible for the development, engineering, procurement and construction of the 260 kW roof-mounted system. Meridian Solar’s Executive Vice President, Mark Begert, commented, “Working with LegalZoom has been a pleasure for Meridian Solar. LegalZoom had the foresight and seized the opportunity to reduce operating costs with a solar energy solution. LegalZoom understands that clean, sustainable solar energy is both financially astute and environmentally responsible.”
About LegalZoom: LegalZoom is the nation's leading provider of personalized, affordable online legal solutions for families and small businesses. Founded more than 12 years ago by attorneys with experience at some of the top law firms in the country, LegalZoom has helped over two million Americans become protected with binding legal documents. Although LegalZoom is not a law firm, it can help people access an attorney through its legal plans. The company has offices in Austin, Glendale, and Mountain View. For more information, visit http://www.legalzoom.com.
About Meridian Solar: Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Meridian Solar specializes in the development, engineering, construction, and financing of high-quality solar electric generation projects. Since 1999, Meridian Solar has designed and built more than 600 installations with an installed capacity of over 40 MW across 15 states. For more information, visit http://www.meridiansolar.com