Thermalito Water and Sewer District to eliminate electricity bill, save millions with new solar array

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OROVILLE, CA, Aug. 13, 2012 -- Creotecc Solar Mounting Systems has completed a 481 kW ground mount solar array for the Thermalito Water and Sewer District (TWSD) in Oroville, CA. Chosen by integrator Elite Solar, the system was installed at the treatment plant and is expected to eliminate 100% of the District's electricity bill resulting in more than $3.8 million in positive cash flow over the 25 year life of the system.

The Creotecc ground mount system (CREOTERRA) utilized at the site, which was recently featured at Intersolar North America, spans across two acres of open space at the TWSD plant. It consists of an advanced insertion rail system, which eliminates the need for clamps and enables quick and easy module installation.

"Installation of the Creotecc system was fast and efficient. The simplicity of the system is its greatest asset," said Kirk Short, Owner of Elite Solar. "The man hours saved on this build were exceptional compared to other racking systems I have installed."

CREOTERRA can be easily engineered to suit virtually all terrains and site conditions. The combination of a versatile pile bracket that allows a tilt range of 10-50 degrees and fully adjustable slot nut connectors ensures CREOTERRA can meet the most demanding site conditions, making it one of the most innovative solar mounting solutions on the market.

"Support from the team at Creotecc was there from the beginning of construction to commissioning. Creotecc will be my 'go to' racking based on ease of install, product support and cost. It will keep me competitive in this highly competitive field," said Short.

About Creotecc
Founded and developed in Freiburg Germany, Creotecc Solar Mounting Systems offer unique and powerful solutions for all solar mounting needs, including ground mounts, flat roofs, and flush mounts. Creotecc systems are engineered to reduce parts, labor, and installation time by up to 50%. Custom engineered to meet customer needs, Creotecc provides superior module retention without the use of clamps and the labor-intensive tasks associated with traditional clamping methods. Designed and tested on the job for over 25 years, with over 600 MW installed worldwide, Creotecc is made in the USA and available directly from the manufacturer.

About Elite Solar
Installing over 1.2 megawatts in combined residential and commercial projects since its start in late 2009, Elite Solar has quickly become one of Northern California's leading solar installers. Its owner, Kirk Short, the sales team and the installation crew bring a combined 20 plus years of professional experience to the industry. A privately held company, Elite Solar is dedicated to providing exceptional energy solutions to its customers. http://www.elitesolarca.com.

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