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A.C. Moore picks Moorestown firm to install solar array at HQ

The A.C. Moore building in Berlin, pre-solar installation.-(PRO-TECH ENERGY SOLUTIONS)

Specialty retailer A.C. Moore has chosen Pro-Tech Energy Solutions to install a solar array on the roof of its distribution warehouse and headquarters in Berlin, the renewable energy company announced Tuesday.The 3.48-megawatt installation will cover about 432,000 square feet of space at the facility and allow A.C. Moore to cut down on its energy costs, Pro-Tech said in a news release.

“Increasingly, companies such as A.C. Moore are turning to solar energy to help reduce their energy costs and fuel operational efficiencies,” Rich Cooper, president of Moorestown-based Pro-Tech, said in a prepared statement. “Moreover, A.C. Moore can take advantage of unused corporate space to generate power onsite and fuel positive financial outcomes. Rooftop installation in particular allows for a simple, spread-out configuration and is ideal for the purposes of design and cost efficiency.”

The project is beginning this month, Pro-Tech said, and is planned for a fall completion. Pro-Tech said the finished, turnkey project could enable A.C. Moore to reduce its energy costs as much as 50 percent, as well as helping both the bottom line and environment.

“Being good stewards of the environment is a priority for our company, and installing solar panels was an important step in the launch of A.C. Moore’s solar energy initiative,” Pepe Piperno, the arts and crafts chain’s chief executive officer, said in a statement. “Leveraging solar energy is good business. It positively impacts the environment, while helping to maintain financial stability, so our company is able to deliver the best quality products, service and price to our customers.”

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