ATLANTA, June 2, 2016 Radiance Solar recently completed the installation of a 43kW roof mounted solar array at the Atlanta showroom of Cooper Piano. The system will produce more than 60,000 kWh annually, enough to power approximately 60 homes. The new array will save Cooper Piano almost $9,000 a year in energy costs. The solar array was designed and constructed by Radiance Solar, an Atlanta based company that has been engineering and constructing solar arrays in the Southeast since 2007.
Radiance Solar will also handle the operations and management of the system. The system is located just behind Cooper’s iconic grand piano sign visible from Interstate 85. It is comprised of 136 Canadian Solar 320 watt modules and a 36kW Solectria inverter. Cooper Piano has been a family business since its founding in 1906. The initial idea to install solar came from owner Blake Cooper, whose son Ian graduated from Ga Tech with a PHD in solar energy. “After my son Ian graduated, I became interested in solar panels and what they could save on power for my business,” said Blake Cooper. “Buying a solar system can be quite confusing to a novice like me and the people at Radiance explained all the aspects in terms I could understand.”
“We were so happy to work with Blake and his team at Cooper Piano. It is great to see them use state of the art solar panels to improve his family’s business,” said Radiance Solar CEO James Marlow. “Seeing a high quality, 110year old family firm using 21st century technology is a great example of innovation at work.” Since 2007, Radiance Solar has constructed more than 50 MW of power in the Southeast, with more than 200 sites producing clean energy. Radiance has designed and constructed projects for Anheuser Busch, Cox Enterprises, Ikea, Shaw Industries and the Georgia Institute of Technology. The company has created utility scale arrays for Sun Edison, Washington Gas, Origis Energy and Hecate and has fostered excellent relationships with EMCs across the southeast. It recently completed a 1MW community solar array for Walton EMC. Radiance’s Operations and Maintenance division has more than 60 MW of power under its supervision, including Georgia’s largest solar farm, Silicon Ranch.