SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Petra Solar, a NJ-based clean technology company providing reliable, cost-effective smart energy solutions, announced that it was awarded a Schedule 70 contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the procurement arm of the federal government. GSA Advantage provides federal customers with the ability to purchase Petra Solar products and services, and continues the company’s expansion into the government/military sector.
"Petra Solar is delighted to have our SunWave™ smart solar energy solutions made available through the GSA Advantage program," said John Carroll, Director, Military and Government Sales. “GSA Advantage will provide Petra Solar with increased opportunities among our government clients, as well as assist the company moving forward in new federal and military markets throughout the country.”
Petra Solar is uniquely qualified to partner with the U.S. Military to help move America toward greater energy independence and security, to increase the production of clean renewable fuels, and to meet Department of Defense renewable energy mandates. SunWave systems enable the military to leverage existing under-utilized assets, while providing lower startup costs, increased energy harvesting and lower maintenance costs. The investment in solar provides the additional benefit of deployment of a two-way smart grid communications infrastructure, which is the foundation for smart grid applications such as energy efficiency, outage management and demand response.
Military and Federal customers can access information about Petra Solar’s Products and Services through the GSA Schedules e-Library (http://www.gsaelibrary.gsa.gov/) by searching by the schedule number (#GS-07F-0161Y). They can also place orders on-line through GSA Advantage (http://www.gsaadvantage.gov/). For more information about how Petra Solar can serve the military, please refer to the military section of our website at http://www.petrasolar.com/petra-solar-serves/military.
About Petra Solar:
Petra Solar, a NJ based cleantech company, has pioneered new technology that combines distributed solar energy generation with smart grid communications and improved grid reliability features to create a utility grade solution that delivers high economic value for solar power. Petra Solar’s innovative SunWave™ system provides distributed clean energy that ties directly into the electric grid, and does not require an upgrade to either the current transmission or distribution infrastructure, eliminating grid interconnection issues faced by traditional solar systems. One of the key advantages of the Petra Solar solution is its flexible grid integration architecture that enables installation on existing assets that can hold one or more solar modules such as utility and streetlight poles, rooftops, and other available structures. In addition, the SunWave distributed solar and smart grid technology prevents instabilities caused by intermittent renewable energy sources, which enables utilities to maintain high power quality for electric customers as solar deployment growth accelerates. Petra Solar's success is the culmination of more than 19 years of research and development. For more information about Petra Solar visit www.petrasolar.com