AUSTIN, Texas — Circular Energy announced it is commissioning two 14.88 kW solar installations for iShine Express, according to a press release.

iShine is a chain of eco-friendly carwashes and detailers, stated the release.

The solar installations will help iShine advance its sustainability goals and reduce power costs, reported the release.

The carwash will offset 20 percent of electricity costs, a savings of more than $3,600 dollars each year, with the roof-mounted installations, continued the release.

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,” informed the release.

“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, in the release. “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.

“We are very excited to announce the completion of the combined 29.76 kW solar power installations for iShine and even [happier] about helping them power their eco-friendly operations with a lifetime of clean energy,” stated Richard Estrada, vice president of Circular Energy’s Commercial Solar Division, in the release.

You can find the release here.

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