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Schott Applied Power Purchases Green Tags

Schott Applied Power Corporation (SAPC) will purchase 100 percent Renewable Energy Green Tags for its Rocklin, California headquarters.

ROCKLIN, California – July 5, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] “As the number one distributor of solar-electric systems in the US, SAPC has an interest in supporting the broader use of environmentally-friendly energy,” said SAPC President Tom Starrs. “Our customers are making a substantial investment to promote clean power, and our industry should be doing the same.” SAPC has entered into a three-year agreement with Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) to purchase Green Tags for 100 percent of the electricity consumed at the company’s main facility, estimated at 80,000 kWh per year. Green Tags represent the offset in emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants that occur when Renewable Energy replaces traditional forms of power generation. SAPC chose BEF as its supplier because its Green Tags are certified by leading environmental organizations, its supply comes from new renewable facilities and it reinvests its net revenues in new renewable facilities, including solar power plants. “We see tremendous synergies between SAPC and BEF,” said Starrs. “The more customers sign up with BEF and similar organizations to support environmentally-preferred power, the more renewable facilities that have to be built to accommodate the customer demand.” In fact, SAPC requested that 5 percent of its Green Tags come from new solar electric facilities in order specifically to support the market for solar power. To participate in the program, SAPC is paying a premium of approximately 10 percent on its electricity bill. “More than just supporting the Renewable Energy industry, we are demonstrating our commitment to the environment by offsetting 26,000 pounds of climate changing pollutants and to the nation’s energy security by reducing our dependence on fossil and nuclear energy,” said Starrs.