System Size: 203.67 kW
Annual Production: 280 MWh
Annual Savings: $25,200.00
Pine Bush Equipment is one of the Northeast’s largest suppliers of heavy construction machinery. Family owned and operated for over 50 years, PBE’s commitment to customer service and stewardship is inspiring.
PBE’s Pine Bush headquarters in Orange County, NY houses a sizeable office facility as well as a commercial garage and warehouse. This operation has a significant annual electrical load, and it was their goal to offset as much of that load with solar as possible. After working through several design options, the project team settled on a ground mount installation which was broken into three long rows of panels sited along the north edge of their equipment yard. Special design accommodations were made at the customer’s request to keep the footprint of the array as small as possible.
Lighthouse Solar worked extensively on the customer’s behalf with local engineering and surveying firm Mercurio, Norton, Tarolli and Marshall P.C. to obtain the required permits and variances to gain town approval for the project.
Lighthouse Solar System Design Engineer Bryan McGurn comments, “We were able to work with the customer and racking manufacturer in order to consecutively increase the height of the panel rows from south to north. This allowed us to decrease the amount of space required between the rows while still controlling the row-to-row shade on an annual basis.”
Since the installation this system’s energy production has outpaced expectations and has generated 92% of the electrical energy required to run their Pine Bush operation.
“PBE was extremely satisfied with the team at Lighthouse Solar. They were there from the planning stages, approvals, building the installation and ultimately monitoring our results. It was a great to work with such a dedicated and knowledgeable company. The power generated has exceeded our expectations. We are so pleased with the results.” – Holly Bodnar, President, Pine Bush Equipment
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Our sales representative, Jessica Barry, from Lighthouse Solar was patient, thorough, and knowledgeable. The company installed our system quickly and neatly. They were a joy to deal with. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Jacinta B
Lighthouse installed a solar array for our home. Everyone of their people with whom we had contact was polite and professional. They handled every aspect of the project efficiently. We could not be more satisfied! Mark S
I have nothing but positive things to say about the people from this office who worked with us--starting with Matt Calardo and continuing through Jason Iahn. They were all nice, knowledgeable, and committed to making this purchase easy for us. Communication was excellent. I think their pricing was fair--at least to the extent that I was able to calculate a very favorable internal rate of return for the investment. I recommend them without reservation. John B
Great customer service. Total clarity on what we were getting into. Although it was a difficult winter, the installation proceeded well. Installer team was great. All the paperwork was clear and complete. We would recommend Lighthouse without qualification. Larry L
We are thrilled with our solar power installation. This is a company that does what they say they're going to do, in a timely and professional manner. They helped us get around the various peculiarities of our site and fiscal oddities. The results are impressive! Thank you! Lena D.
We couldn't be happier with our experience with Lighthouse Solar. They provided expert advice on our system design and sizing, and clearly explained the rebates, tax credits, and financing options. The installers were quick, professional and cleaned up so well when they left you would have hardly known they were there. Lighthouse handled all the paperwork for the permits and inspections. And I love the Lightgauge real-time monitoring website that lets us track both our solar production and power usage. Its nice to know that, in just under one month, we've "socked away" over 400 kWh to help carry us through the winter. Bridget B.
Our experience with the staff of Lighthouse Solar has met or exceeded our expectations in every way. From the initial system design through the final electrical permits everything went without a "hitch" You also have to appreciate their lifetime warranty on their workmanship etc.. Dave G