PRESS RELEASE December 02, 2013 | By: Realgy, LLC
Seven Oaks Farm, Saint Charles, Ill., will soon be partially powered by a 160 solar panel PV system.
Realgy, LLC has announced the start of installation on a 37.5 kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) system for Seven Oaks Farm. The solar PV system will be the second of its kind installed by Realgy in Saint Charles, the first being Midwest Groundcovers in 2011. Seven Oaks Farm is a historic dairy and horse farm owned by Deborah and Helmut Jahn since 1998.
The solar PV system is being installed by Renewable Energy Alternatives of Northbrook, Illinois. This is the first solar project that Renewable Energy Alternatives has completed for Seven Oaks Farm “We are excited to be a part of this venture,” said Kacie Peters, Director of Sales and Marketing at Renewable Energy Alternatives. “The array is in a very public space and will be seen by thousands annually. We hope that this array will inspire others to know solar is possible—and practical in Illinois.”
Realgy, LLC is an alternative energy service supplier in Illinois, and will be supplying Seven Oaks Farm their electricity and selected them for this installation. Seven Oaks Farm will receive all of the solar energy produced by the panels, which will reduce their reliance on fossil generated energy produced primarily from coal in Illinois.
Once complete the Seven Oaks Farm solar PV system will produce over 49, 000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy annually and more than one million kWh over the next 25 years. That is enough energy to power about 2 average U.S. homes every year. The environmental benefits associated with the system will offset about 900 thousand pounds of carbon dioxide over the initial 25 years of operation.
“We are excited to announce the start of the Seven Oaks solar project,” said Michael Vrtis, President of Realgy. “Realgy made this investment as a part of our sustainable energy commitment and due to the support of Illinois Department of commerce Renewable Energy Program and the ISEA.”
Seven Oaks Farm
36W788 Red Gate Road
Saint Charles, Illinois 60175
Renewable Energy Alternatives
3670 Commercial Avenue
675 Oakwood Avenue
West Hartford, CT