The Step Guys Installed Maine’s Largest Utility-interfaced Solar Array Generation System
05/03/2010

The Step Guys, a division of George R. Roberts Co., one of the region's leading suppliers of precast concrete products for both commercial and residential applications, today announced it has installed Maine’s largest utility-interfaced solar array generation system.

Online PR News – 03-May-2010 – – Alfred, Maine – The Step Guys, a division of George R. Roberts Co., one of the region's leading suppliers of precast concrete products for both commercial and residential applications, today announced it has installed Maine’s largest utility-interfaced solar array generation system. The 638-panel system is more than 2.5 times larger than any other system in the state.

Arundel, Maine-based Solar Market installed the 110 KW system at The Step Guys’ 20,000 sq. ft manufacturing facility on Biddeford Road in Alfred. The plant, which was built in the late 1950s, has a southeastern exposure and an almost perfect roof pitch for optimal capture of the sun’s energy. Each solar panel measures 2 ½ feet by 5 ½ feet.

“This solar array generation system, and the financial package we received for the purchase of equipment, is extremely innovative and will cut our electricity costs by 10 percent,” said Tim Cook, president of George R. Roberts Company and The Step Guys. “We’re a manufacturing company that relies on heavily on electricity. To be able to source that energy from a green system, and save money, is a win for us and a win for the environment.”

“The fact that we now have 100 percent of our energy needs met by solar generation is very exciting for our company,” said Brian Brown, sales manager for The Step Guys division of George R Roberts Co. “Our customers are builders and homeowners. They love our products and have responded very favorably to the fact that they are manufactured in a green environment.”

About The Step Guys
The Step Guys, a division of George R. Roberts Co., has been in business since 1962 and is one of the region's leading suppliers of precast concrete products for both commercial and residential applications. Specializing in the design, manufacturing, and installation of precast concrete steps they offer products and finishes ranging from real fieldstone and granite to brick look. Step Guys also also installs railings, retaining walls, pillars, and posts all of which are the same high quality and craftsmanship as their precast concrete steps.

The New England-based company offers a range of installation options and free estimates, all of which are preformed by our highly knowledgeable staff. For more information, please visit us on the Web at http://www.stepguys.com