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Sol Teams Up With Chip Ganassi Racing Teams

06-05-2012 08:51 PM CET | Energy & Environment

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Paul Wickberg, Sol CEO (left), Steve Lauletta, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams President

Paul Wickberg, Sol CEO (left), Steve Lauletta, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams President

Racing Team Replace Outdoor Lighting with Solar LED Lighting

Palm City, Fla., U.S.A., May 31, 2012 – Sol Inc., the leading provider of solar and LED outdoor lighting solutions, is pleased to announce they have partnered with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, Inc to lead the way for increased energy conservation in the racing industry by upgrading the team’s outdoor lighting at both their Indianapolis and Concord, NC race shops to much more energy efficient solar and LED lighting. The solar lights produce no pollution, cause no harmful environmental effects, and require no grid electricity to operate. The grid-connected lights use up to 75% less energy when replacing traditional lighting sources.

“We are always looking for opportunities to push the envelope on environmental efforts and this partnership with Sol does just that,” said Steve Lauletta, President, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams. “Being able to partner with Sol and utilize their expertise in solar lighting technology is something we feel very good about. We look forward to a long partnership with Sol.”

By replacing conventional sodium vapor and metal halide light sources with Sol’s high performance 20/20™ solar and grid-tie LED lights, the Chip Ganassi facilities have lights that are much brighter, will last longer, and are providing significant energy savings while improving visibility in the parking lots for visitors and staff.

“First I would like to congratulate Chip Ganassi and his teams for the big win this weekend in the Indianapolis 500. We couldn’t be more proud to be partnering with their organization, said Paul Wickberg, CEO and President, Sol, Inc. “Chip Ganassi Racing, is demonstrating their commitment through the installation of solar technology at their shops and is leading the way in showing visitors and employees how sustainable technologies like Sol’s solar lights can make economic sense while providing equal or superior performance to traditional, energy intensive lighting technologies. We are also very pleased with the strides the racing industry is making with a more concerted effort on promoting sustainable products. Both NASCAR and INDYCAR seem to be working hard on green initiatives - whether it’s NASCAR’s new relationship with the EPA or INDYCAR being a long-time advocate of Ethanol in their cars. Our hope is that the racing industry will see this as an example of technologies that can be used at tracks and other racing facilities around the world.”

The partnership will see Sol use NASCAR, IndyCar and GRAND-AM races for client entertainment at multiple races while also using the team’s assets to market their products.

About Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto racing industry for over 25 years and is considered one of the most successful as well as innovative owners the sport has anywhere in the world. Today his teams include four in the IZOD IndyCar Series, two cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and one Daytona Prototype in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series. Overall his teams have 14 championships and 146 victories, including four Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400 and four Rolex 24 At Daytonas. Ganassi boasts state-of-the-art race shop facilities in Indianapolis and Brownsburg, Ind. and Concord, N.C., with a corporate office in Pittsburgh, Penn.

About Sol Inc.
Sol, Inc. is the world leader in solar LED outdoor lighting solutions with more than 50,000 systems installed in more than 60 countries on six continents. Since 1990, Sol has introduced innovative outdoor solar powered lighting systems that provide unsurpassed levels of illumination and reliability. Sol develops, manufactures and markets commercial and industrial-grade solar-powered lighting systems for a wide range of lighting applications including area and security, street and roadways, signs, billboards, transit and shelter lighting. What makes Sol’s products so exciting is that its parking, roadway and pathway solutions have recently reached grid parity in many cases making their solar outdoor lighting systems an alternative energy product where, instead of the extra cost being offset by future years of energy savings, it is simply cheaper to install Sol’s solar lights to begin with - and oh by the way ‐ the energy is free!

Sol Inc.
3210 SW 42nd Ave.
Palm City FL 34990 USA
Michele McDermott

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