From where we sit today, almost halfway through 2012, the devastation of Hurricane Katrina seems a long time ago—yet renovations in Louisiana are still ongoing, including one particular renovation involving six housing projects and extensive solar installations!
MAGE SOLAR, part of the globally operating MAGE GROUP, announced last month that over 3,300 of its solar modules are part of an ambitious historic redevelopment project in Louisiana. These modules supply 1.4 GWh of clean energy to six of the housing projects part of the area’s revitalization plan—among the converted buildings are the American Can and Blue Plate buildings in New Orleans, River Garden Apartments and the Bonne Terre Apartments.
The project’s developer is HRI Properties, a company known for coming up with innovative building methods. HRI integrated MAGE SOLAR’s modules into the project to enhance the sustainability and long-term energy cost projection.
“We congratulate both HRI Properties and Pontchartrain Mechanical to this remarkable accomplishment,” said Joe Thomas, CEO and President of MAGE SOLAR USA. “To see the vision of both partners to create sustainable, vibrant metro communities executed so perfectly and with such craftsmanship will attract not only many happy residents but also inspire others to follow their pioneering example. Additionally, the system owner and tenants can enjoy on the financial benefits of low operating and utility costs our highly efficient modules are producing for the next three decades.”
Thomas also said, in a statement, “To see the vision of both partners to create sustainable, vibrant metro communities executed so perfectly and with such craftsmanship will attract not only many happy residents but also inspire others to follow their pioneering example.”
(Image source: MageSolar.com)