Project Marks the Completion of Cox’s Second Solar Project in Georgia This Year
ATLANTA (June 25, 2009) – Radiance Solar LLC announced today the completion of one of Georgia’s largest solar thermal hot water installations at Cox Enterprises’ Manheim Georgia facility. The system will supply hot water to Manheim Georgia’s auto detail operation, offsetting more than 300 million BTUs of energy per year with clean, renewable solar energy.
The system has a life expectancy of more than 25 years and will reduce annual energy costs and environmental impact by more than 50 percent. The solar installation consists of forty 4’x10’ solar thermal collectors and 2,000 gallons of solar hot water storage.
“Cox Enterprises was great to work with throughout the development, design and installation,” said Jamie Porges, Radiance Solar’s founder and COO. “It’s great to work with partners like Cox who are forward-thinking in their approach to sustainability and understand the long-term financial benefits awarded by renewable solar energy.”
The Manheim project underscores both Cox’s commitment to renewable energy as well as the increasing vitality of the solar energy industry in the Southeast. The recent federal stimulus bill includes a series of state and federal stimulus grants available to businesses that invest in renewable energy.
“Renewable energy projects are good for the environment and the bottom line – especially with new stimulus incentives,” said Mike Mannheimer, vice president, supply chain services and chief procurement officer, Cox Enterprises. “Across the country, Cox is acting now to ensure a greener tomorrow.”
This project follows the recent completion of Cox’s 10,000-square-foot photovoltaic rooftop solar panel installation at its Manheim DRIVE facility in Stockbridge, Ga. Both projects are part of Cox Conserves (www.coxconserves.com), the company’s national sustainability program to conserve resources, embrace renewable forms of energy and reduce the company’s greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2017. The program also encourages Cox’s 77,000 employees and their families to engage in eco-friendly practices.
About Radiance Solar
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Radiance Solar LLC designs, develops and installs turnkey solar energy systems that help commercial and residential customers save money while reducing their carbon footprint. Radiance is a triple bottom-line company: people, planet, profits. Their focus is on providing outstanding customer service and helping customers determine what they need to do to save money, reduce their environmental impact and help America become energy independent. www.radiancesolar.com
About Cox Enterprises
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues exceeding $15 billion and more than 77,000 employees, the company’s major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications, Inc. (cable television distribution, telephone, high-speed Internet access, commercial telecommunications, advertising solutions and the Travel Channel); Manheim, Inc. (vehicle auctions, repair and certification services and web-based technology products); Cox Media Group, Inc. (television stations, digital media, newspapers, advertising sales rep firms and Cox Radio, Inc.); and AutoTrader.com (online automotive classifieds and related publications). Additionally, Cox’s Internet operations include Kudzu.com and Adify Corporation, a unit of Cox TMI, Inc.
Media Contacts: Ryan Langdale (Radiance Solar) (404) 885-9898 email@example.com
Elizabeth Halter (Cox Enterprises) (678) 645-0762 firstname.lastname@example.org