Columbia,SC, October 9, 2018 - Alder Energy Systems LLC, a trusted South Carolina
turnkey solar provider, is pleased to announce the completion of five solar installations
for the Mr. Suds Car Wash company. The combined installations utilize 315 solar panels
which produce over 148,062 kW of clean renewable energy. The annual production will
offset between 45 and 100 % of each location’s yearly energy consumption. The
renewable energy produced at these locations will reduce the operating costs and
provide environmental benefits to the community.
"Our 3 largest operating expenses are chemicals, water and electricity. With solar, we now have virtually eliminated one of these expenses. That, along with the environmental impact, really made this decision easy,” said Tom DeKnight, Mr. Suds Car Wash owner.
The Mr. Suds Car Wash locations are positioned throughout Columbia, and AES installed
solar on the following facilities:
Location System Size ~Total Offset
1980 Clemson Road 22.32 kW 79%
7341 Garners Ferry Road 23.04 kW 52%
301 Columbiana Drive 22.68 kW 46%
7333 Parklane Road 12.39 kW 100%
9301 Two Notch Road 20.355 kW 100%
“This long term strategic investment for Mr. Suds Car Wash reduces their operating
costs and saves their clients money. It also sets a fine example of environmental
stewardship for other businesses to follow, showing that renewable energy projects do
pencil out,” says Alder Energy Systems Vice President Craig Knowlton.
To celebrate Mr. Suds Car Wash going solar, Alder Energy and Mr. Suds are sponsoring
an event on October 17th from 9am to Noon at 7341 Garners Ferry Road. The event
will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony with Columbia’s Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin.
Alder Energy Systems will be providing breakfast and coffee, while Mr. Suds will be
giving away free “solar” car washes during the event. The free car washes will only be
available at the Garners Ferry location.
About Alder Energy Systems
Founded in 2008, Alder Energy Systems LLC is a South Carolina business specializing in
the planning, design, and installation of solar PV energy systems for homes,
businesses, and utilities throughout the Southeast. We are also in the process of
Community Solar Garden development in Maryland and continue looking for
opportunities to expand our approach to providing high quality solutions that meet
our clients’ objectives. We have an on-going commitment to innovative design,
strategic procurement practices, and process efficiencies.
About Mr. Suds Car Wash
Mr. Suds Car Wash has been Columbia's premier car wash for over 13 years. We
define our success by achieving the highest level of customer satisfaction possible,
maintaining the best facilities as possible, and achieving the highest quality of value.