Birkel Electric Becomes the First Electrical Contractor in the St. Louis Area to Go Solar

Birkel Electric announces the completion of a 10 kW Grid Interactive Photovoltaic System that has been installed on the roof of their office headquarters at 652 Trade Center Avenue in Chesterfield, MO.

Chesterfield, MO, September 22, 2011 --( The installation is comprised of 44 panels set and ballasted with concrete blocks onto to a flat commercial roof. The grid-tie functionality of the system allows any/all excess electric production to be fed back into the grid with a multi-directional meter from AmerenUE. The system will provide over 12,600 kWh of power annually servicing both Birkels corporate office and warehouse. In addition, over the 25- year warranty of the panels, 216 tons of greenhouse gas emission (CO2) will be kept out of the atmosphere, equivalent to driving a small car over 731,000 miles or the planting of over 8,600 trees.

For well over 40- years Birkel Electric has provided full-service industrial and commercial electrical services for clients in the St. Louis region and beyond with innovative solutions that are both versatile and practical. With extensive expertise in design/build and telecommunications Birkel Electric makes the perfect renewable energy expert in the St. Louis area for the design and installation of commercial renewable energy systems. Birkel electric has brought on staff with a combined experience of over 50 years in the industry, in addition to their existing staff of qualified electrical contractors. This allows the company to give customers advanced onsite design and installation services under one turn-key and single source based project management service of master electricians.

About Birkel Electric
Founded in 1967, Birkel Electric is poised to become a renewable energy leader in the mid-west through the leadership and vision of Mike Birkel, who has recognized the need for Birkel Electric to embrace the use of technology and clean energy to serve the needs of his customers into the 21st century. With a backlog of projects as diverse as the Danforth Greenhouse, work for Fort Leonard Wood, and Scott Air Force base Birkel Electric is the go-to design/build contractor for today’s fast changing market. Birkel Electric is a member of the AGC, the IEC, and has been accredited by BICSI.

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