iShine Jersey Village
iShine Express had Circular Energy install two 14.88 kW solar installations. iShine is a chain of eco-friendly carwashes and detailers. The solar installations will help iShine advance its sustainability goals and reduce power costs. The carwash will offset 20 percent of electricity costs, a savings of more than $3,600 dollars each year, with the roof-mounted installations.The chain also uses mini water treatment plants on-site, added the release, which permits them to reclaim most of the water used during the washing process. Biodegradable shampoos are also used to “provide a gentler clean to both cars and the surrounding environment.”
“We’ve always been interested in further greening our operations by powering our facilities with solar,” said Jaron Stone, owner and head of operations for iShine Express.“Circular Energy presented us with a scenario that made solid business sense, including a number of financing options tailored to our specific needs. Circular Energy came highly recommended by their existing customers and delivered a high level of professionalism and expertise throughout this process.”
During the 25-year system lifetime and solar panel warranty period, noted the release, the wash is projected to save nearly $100,000 in energy savings.