D.C. Taylor Co. Installs 400,000 Square Feet of Roof in Two Months

April 16, 2009

Roofing Contractor Meets Strict Time Constraints Set by Wineries’ Crush Season

CONCORD, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ — D. C. Taylor Co. announced its role as roofing contractor for the solar energy project hosted at four of the Foster’s Wine Estates. Due to strict time constraints set by the wineries’ annual crush (harvest) season, the 400,000 square-foot roofing project began in August 2008 and finished in October 2008. D. C. Taylor Co. employed nine separate crews totaling 55 workers from across the nation to complete the 15,000-man hour project.

Each roof installed by D. C. Taylor Co. features a 25-year warranty, including maintenance services for the next 25 years. The eco-friendly and innovative roofs are designed to collect potable water or can be ph neutral in order to prevent ground water contamination. By salvaging the existing insulation in the roof assembly, the company also avoided hauling 611 cubic yards of debris to local landfills.

After completion of the roofing system, D. C. Taylor Co. assisted in the installation and completion of the Foster’s-hosted photovoltaic system in their professional capacity. The 1.34 MW solar energy system installed at Beringer Vineyards is currently the largest operational solar energy installation at a United States winery.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with our decision to bring D. C. Taylor Co. on board with this project,” said Michael Bright, president of The Bright Group, Inc. “This was a large-scale, complicated roofing project with difficult time constraints and D. C. Taylor Co. rose to the occasion. Thanks to their meticulous scheduling and hard-working crews, the entire roofing project was completed in time for crush and the workmanship was excellent.”

The construction and financing of the solar energy project at Foster’s Wine Estates is a unique, collaborative effort. The Bright Group, Inc., the initiator and co-developer of the project, recruited D. C. Taylor Co. as roofing contractors and also enlisted SolarNet to coordinate and co-develop the project. Stellar Energy Solutions was then recruited to serve as the solar engineer and general contractor for the installation. Perpetual Energy Systems (PES) combined conventional financing and federal energy tax credits to finance the solar project at all four vineyards. Foster’s purchases the energy generated by the system from PES, owner of the solar array as well as the renewable energy certificates and carbon credits determined by the system’s actual output.

About D. C. Taylor Co.

D. C. Taylor Co. is a commercial and industrial roofing contractor serving customers nationwide. D. C. Taylor focuses on sustainable development and provides cool roofing and environmentally sound solutions to help customers manage their company’s assets. They integrate the economic, environmental and societal aspects of their business to establish objectives and plans that safeguard people and the environment – which helps to build their reputation as a partner and supplier. With 60 years of experience in new, replacement and preventative maintenance roofing, and over 175,000 million square feet of roofing installed since 1949, the company continually ranks among the top 20 largest industrial roofing contractors in the country. Headquartered in Cedar Rapids, IA with more than 60 roofing and service crews across the nation, the company is able to quickly and efficiently respond to customers’ needs. For more information, please call 1-800-350-4990 or visit www.dctaylorco.com

About The Bright Group, Inc.

The Bright Group provides renewable energy development backed with more than 65 years of combined experience in project management and roofing expertise. Headquartered in the beautiful Napa Valley, Bright Group’s comprehensive list of services includes integrated solar energy generation, innovative roof applications, financing arrangements, project management and ongoing maintenance. The experienced team at The Bright Group offers a proven track record of recognizing idealistic opportunities for green energy and providing corporations with a complete solar solution from start to finish. The company offers its services for large or multiple commercial projects with a minimum combined square footage of 50,000. For more information, please call 1-800-348-0477 or visit www.brightgroup.us.

About Foster’s Wine Estates

Foster’s Wine Estates has a proud history that dates back to the 1800′s. The winery group, owned by Foster’s Group in Australia, produces and markets an international portfolio of highly respected brands from iconic estates like Beringer Vineyards, Etude, Stags’ Leap Winery, and Chateau St. Jean in California, Penfolds, Rosemount and Wolf Blass in Australia, Castello di Gabbiano in Italy, and Matua Valley in New Zealand. Many of these estates were founded by pioneers in their regions and continue to craft wines at the forefront of quality, innovation and regional expression.

Our approach to sustainability at Foster’s recognizes the direct link between the effective management of our environmental and social impacts and our business success. On strong foundations, a passionate global team is building a sustainable future for Foster’s, our people, our environment and our communities. For more information, visit www.fostersgroup.com.

About Stellar Energy Solutions

Stellar Energy is a leading California-based solar energy integrator. With comprehensive services including project financing, engineering and installation management, Stellar leads corporate, non-profit, educational and governmental clients toward a better energy future. For more information, please contact Chris Phipps at chrisp@stellarenergy.com or visit the Stellar website at www.stellarenergy.com

About Perpetual Energy Systems

Perpetual Energy Systems is a comprehensive developer of solar powered renewable energy systems, providing solar energy power to industrial, commercial and municipal enterprises. Without the need for capital expenditure outlays, recipients benefit from reduced utility costs, access to sustainable energy sources and a significant reduction in carbon outputs through clean energy technology. Perpetual Energy Systems combines renewable energy tax credits with conventional financing to achieve the design, construction, installation and operations of large-scale solar energy systems. For more information, please contact Mike Maley by calling (630) 873-3648, e-mailing mike.maley@goperpetual.com or by visiting www.goperpetual.com.

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