Sacramento, California & Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] SunTechnics, a subsidiary of Conergy, recently expanded its business with the acquisition of the renewable expert Mesa Environmental Sciences Inc., now operating under the name Mesa Energy LLC.SunTechnics’ investment in Mesa – and the establishment of an office in Philadelphia — builds on a commitment made last November by the solar company to provide turnkey solutions for renewable energy to residential and commercial customers on the East Coast. “The acquisition of Mesa Energy is a milestone in this plan, establishing SunTechnics as a leader in Pennsylvania and placing us in an ideal position in New Jersey. By the end of the year, we aim to increase our U.S. sales tenfold,” says Florian Edler, CEO of SunTechnics Energy Systems, Inc. “The decision to expand our business activities with the globally active SunTechnics Group was a logical step. As SunTechnics, we now have the power to expand much faster in the renewable energy market of the East Coast,” added Sarah Hetznecker who, as regional manager of the new SunTechnics locations, will be responsible for the new sales and operations offices together with Gary Sheehan, with whom she co-founded Mesa. SunTechnic’s Edler and Mesa’s Hetznecker also announced that one of the first projects to be initiated under the acquisition involves installation of a 10-kW PV solar array at Friends Center Building in Center City Philadelphia, PA, which is where the announcement was made in the presence of Governor Edward G. Rendell, who hailed the merger. Governor Rendell recently announced an ambitious Energy Independence Fund to generate $850 million to expand the alternative fuel and clean energy sectors. The initiative includes creation of a “Pennsylvania Sunshine” program to help residents and small business owners to save up 50 percent on installations of solar systems. Founded in 1999, Mesa initially specialized in environmental consulting services. Three years later, it expanded to include the installation of solar energy, and it has installed numerous photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal energy projects for commercial customers, universities and government buildings, including a 2.8-kilowatt (kW) PV system on the south roof of the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and a 4.8 kW system on the Department of Environmental Protection’s Southeast Regional Office.