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PHOTO CAPTION: 10kW solar electric car charging system at GM Allision Transmission plant in Frederick, Maryland

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The system’s anticipated energy production is 12,500 kW-hrs per year; enough energy to fully power a fleet of six Chevy Volts.

Published: 13-Oct-2011

Frederick, Maryland – TimberRock Energy Solutions, Inc. has commissioned Maryland’s first solar EV charging station at General Motor’s Allison Transmission plant in White Marsh, Maryland. When asked by General Motors to design, build and provide a leasing program for a solar EV charging station, TimberRock immediately turned to its long-time partner Standard Solar, Inc., a leader in the full-service development, construction, integration, financing and installation of solar electric systems, to support the execution of the project.

Standard Solar and TimberRock worked with General Motors to design a 10kW system with four level 1 (120V) charging stations and four level 2 (240V) fast charge stations. The system offers covered parking for EV drivers underneath an attractive solar canopy.

General Motors is at the forefront of electric vehicle development and is making significant investments in the White Marsh facility. “We have recently completed a roof-mount solar system and have also broken ground on an expansion program so as to produce EV motors in Maryland, said Rob Threlkeld, GM Real Estate and Facilities Manager – Green Initiatives. “TimberRock’s solar EV charging solution was a natural complement to these other investments and we’ve already begun work on other projects with TimberRock.”

The system’s anticipated energy production is 12,500 kW-hrs per year; enough energy to fully power a fleet of six Chevy Volts. The environmental benefits of doing so are significant with twelve fewer tons of CO2 gas per year released into the atmosphere. In addition to charging EVs, the system also ties directly to the building so that when the charging stations are not in use, the energy can be utilized throughout the building.

According to TimberRock CEO Brent Hollenbeck, “The introduction of production EVs has exciting and positive implications for our dependence on foreign or polluting sources of energy. However, if the vehicles are charged via grid-provided electricity – often from coal-fired power plants – the benefits are mitigated. Solar-based EV charging makes sure that only renewable, local electricity is used to charge clean vehicles.”

About TimberRock Energy Solutions

Headquartered in the DC-Metro area, TimberRock Energy Solutions, Inc. is a value-added, system integrator focused on the design and delivery of renewable energy solutions. Formed in 2009 by a management team with expertise in product development, renewable energy financing and manufacturing, TimberRock has quickly established a reputation for delivering cost-effective, high-quality renewable energy systems for homes, businesses and government facilities.

For more information please contact: Kathy Bailey, Director, Customer Relations kbailey@timberrockes.com

About Standard Solar, Inc

Standard Solar, Inc. is a leader in the full-service development, construction, integration, financing and installation of solar electric systems. Dedicated to making solar solutions more accessible to consumers, businesses, institutions and governments, the company is leading the way to energy independence. Committed to offering responsible and energy cost-saving solar solutions that conform to the highest standards, Standard Solar is one of the most trusted and respected solar companies. Since 2004, Standard Solar has been the partner of choice to make solar energy financially accessible, helping customers through financing options, including Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and navigating expanded federal and state and local tax credits. The company’s Standard Energy Solutions (SES) division provides energy auditing and retrofitting services for energy improvement projects. Named one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America in 2010 and 2011 by Inc. magazine, Standard Solar is headquartered in Rockville, MD.

For more information, please visit www.standardsolar.com.

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