Clare Rose Inc. Harnesses Long Island Sunshine
Clare Rose, one of the top 20 beverage wholesalers in the US, partnered with EnterSolar to install a 1,560 kilowatt (kW) rooftop solar system on their state-of-the-art facility in East Yaphank, New York. It now rates as one of the largest rooftop solar projects in New York State.
Solar Photovoltaic System Specifications
The Clare Rose solar system will generate almost 90% of the facility’s total electricity needs. The installation comprises over 5,000 individual solar modules, and includes advanced features such as string-level inverters.
The Clare Rose system provides the Long Island community and the environment with benefits including removing over 250 cars from service and powering over 175 homes annually.
Significant Financial Returns through Solar
The project takes advantage of Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) solar incentive programs which awards upfront rebates based on system efficiency and expected performance. EnterSolar’s expertise in optimizing system design, combined with the available Federal and New York State Solar Incentives, along with the MACRS depreciation treatment, yielded Clare Rose a rapid payback period and a lucrative rate of return.