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Nov. 1, 2013

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Microgrid Solar Announces First Set the PACE St. Louis Solar Installation at Four Muddy Paws

St. Louis, MO (November 1, 2013) - St. Louis-based Microgrid Solar is proud to announce the first solar installation in conjunction with the City's Set the PACE St. Louis (PACE) program. PACE, or "Property Assessed Clean Energy", is a City of St. Louis program administered by Energy Equity Funding, LLC, and financed by PNC Bank. The program offers low cost financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to the City of St. Louis private building owners.

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay commented, "When I unveiled the City's first Sustainability Plan this January, I said then, everyone can do something. And today, we are seeing Microgrid and Four Muddy Paws doing their part to reduce their carbon footprints by capitalizing on sunshine as a power source." Slay added, "Nearly 80 percent of the City's greenhouse gas emissions come from buildings, and the vast majority of those buildings are owned by the private sector. So, it's important to make these existing buildings more energy efficient and to develop cleaner sources of energy on both new and existing buildings so that we can achieve our climate action targets."

The program's first installation is a rooftop array at the Four Muddy Paws Lafayette Square location. Jeff Jensen, co-owner of Four Muddy Paws, said, "We're very excited to realize our goal of adding a solar system to our St. Louis shop. We've recycled our building from a turn-of-the century edifice to a modern healthy pet market, and the addition of solar certainly takes us into the 21st century. We're committed to being a small business owner in the City of St. Louis, helping to create more dynamic and livable neighborhoods for residents and visitors alike." Co-owner, Matt Brazelton added, "Installing solar has been one of our long-term goals, so we were intrigued when we learned of the Set the PACE St. Louis program. Partnering with the City has allowed us to realize our solar goal even sooner than we had anticipated. Microgrid Solar, PNC Bank and the City of St. Louis have been tremendous partners in this process."

"We are proud to be a certified contractor for the City's PACE program, helping to promote the growth of green energy in St. Louis," said Microgrid Founder & CEO, Rick Hunter. "The Four Muddy Paws project is a great example of how accessible solar has become, as well as what economic and environmental sense it makes."

More information on Four Muddy Paws at fourmuddypaws.com.


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