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    Sol Inc. Lights Up Lunds

    Solar and grid tied LED lighting installed at new store in Minneapolis

    Lund Food Holdings, Inc. installed 12 high-intensity grid tied 20/20 LED light systems combined with a solar powered 20/20 system from Sol, Inc. at Lund's latest concept store in Minneapolis.

    "Providing a reliable lighting source that can illuminate our parking lot better and requires less maintenance and energy costs will enrich our customers' shopping experience," said Brian Kopp, general manager of Lunds Hennepin Avenue. "The fixtures' streamlined look and ability to limit light to the surface of our lot allows them to blend into the environment and create minimal distraction to our residential neighbors."

    Added Mike Edgett, senior project manager for Lund Food Holdings: “We were looking at every opportunity to incorporate sustainable technology as part of an effort to reduce the store's environmental impact while reducing energy use, and using Sol Inc.'s 20/20 LED lighting helped us accomplish both. Using Sol Inc. lighting was just a part of our commitment to identify and implement many green building solutions on this project. Sol Inc.'s unique ability to combine solar with high efficiency grid powered LED lighting was a big plus for us. We are in the process of applying for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification, and the installation of the energy-efficient LED lights will help us attain the credits required for this certification."

    Edgett added that Sol Inc.'s LED lighting solutions will be considered for additional store locations.

    Palm City, Fla.-based Sol Inc. offers intelligent and customizable solar lighting solutions for corporate, retail, government and municipal use throughout the world.

    Lund Food Holdings, operates 11 Lunds and 11 Byerly's grocery stores in the Twin Cities and surrounding area. All 22 stores feature certified organic produce, signature Lunds and Byerly's products, dry-aged beef and more.
     

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