DICKINSON, ND, June 15, 2010 -- New SolarBee lease-purchase and rental plans help municipalities solve water quality challenges without a capital expenditure. SolarBee monthly lease-purchase and rental plans are available for all reservoir applications, including wastewater, raw water reservoirs, potable water storage tanks, lakes, stormwater ponds, water re-use ponds, industrial ponds, and others.
"The lease-purchase plan and the rental plan are intended to help cities eliminate the lump-sum payment for equipment and installation required in a straight purchase," said Pat Schnaidt, vice president of Marketing, SolarBee. "Another plus is that these options avoid the need to pass bond issues."
Lease-purchase plan: The standard plan offers up to five years of financing, allows for early payoff with no penalty and includes a non-appropriation clause as well as the BeeKeeper maintenance and support plan. "Funding a SolarBee purchase with the new lease-purchase plan allows municipalities to 'pay with their savings,'" said Schnaidt.
Rental Plan: SolarBee's new Rental Plan allows a municipality to rent equipment initially and convert to a lease-purchase plan or straight purchase later. "This try-before-you-buy plan makes it easy for municipalities to rent the equipment initially and convert to a lease-purchase plan or straight purchase later. A city can decide if the SolarBee solution will work for their application without a significant capital outlay."
SolarBee® long-distance water circulators help improve water quality and biodiversity in freshwater lakes, help eliminate thermal stratification and stagnation in potable water, and provide energy savings and reduce odor issues in wastewater and industrial water reservoirs. SolarBee's unique Long-Distance Circulation™ (LDC) technology pulls water from a fixed depth and moves it at an almost frictionless, or near-laminar, flow through very long distances. The solar-powered, floating circulators operate day and night with a low-voltage motor and on-board battery system for continuous, energy-efficient water quality improvement.
SolarBee Inc., a division of Medora Environmental Inc., develops, installs and services solar-powered water circulation equipment to help solve water-quality problems in lakes and raw water reservoirs, potable and recycled water storage tanks, wastewater lagoons, storm-water ponds, estuaries, and other reservoirs. The floating circulators create a near-laminar flow that can prevent and control harmful blue-green algae in fresh water; completely mix any size potable water tanks to reduce nitrification, temperature stratification, stagnation and residual loss; and reduce aeration time/expense and provide odor capping in wastewater lagoons. The long-distance circulators can move up to 10,000 gallons per minute from depths of more than 100 feet and have been proven in hundreds of applications worldwide.
SolarBee water circulation equipment can be purchased through finance options to help cities avoid cash-flow problems while solving potable water quality issues and reducing energy costs in wastewater management.