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NDA DECEMBER S 2011 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE Cape Gazette F~eC ~:',, ~r0 ~s~ ~ep ~e ~o~m ....... ,t~t~ emectrc~pce~mbm~e~ ~ipswho:homeooer ~is In enden un se ture.Partofbeing familymeans just anoth r way for us to show looking out for each others' best ity interests, and we're excited to do Director of S les Jamie Hudson. standard for solar electric installations t~emthat," laid Schelt Brothers that for our homeowners by way Solar electric systems save of connecting wittl Clean Energy Romeowner money by creating Independence in Mi lsboro the solar electric systems, thing that keeps their expenses USA and our sola program. We electricity house uses. When has become the epicentel of resi- Schell Brothers has offered so- low, we try to figure out a way to Cbntinued on page 45 truly value our s rong relation- dential solar electricit) in the lar as an option for homebuyers make it happen. In thecase / le resi- for years, but in 2010 the builder where it is something that also ed States. T ; 55-and-ovc installed m( of solar am another 50-] added to w] n the clut ldependen( watts of sol will create 30 kilowatt t eastern Unit dents in thi munity have 170 kilowatts houses, and system was third of the munity ben solar electr dences. The invest by Schell BJ dence will to 2011 alone. the money tt in Clean En, pany that de r corn- re than )ng the filowatt lat was installed- c ,house known as e Hall. The 220 kil( tr elec- tric systems pproxi- mately 290,0 ,ours of electricity .very year. Fhat is enough ele :tricky to p ower a typical hou, e in Indepe ndence for more tha 1300 month . oIndependegce has the highest known percentage of sol ar elec- tricity adopters within oi Le com- munity in entire e astern United States, with o er one hmilies in tt.e com- 'fiting from having city on the ir resi- ments in soh Lr made others at Ir depen- tal over $1 m Jlion in his is in add ition to e company i avested ,.rgy USA, tte com- ;igned and lstalled Partnership Continued fn business pm sor the even urday, April: Montgom~ ~m page 38 tnership will spon- L scheduled for Sat- said Harry Wil- son, who sit~ rectors for The Surfrid plans to sp( Eve ball dr( Bellevue Sm The partn begin a yea New Year' Lewes' annu Because of b on the boa(d Of di- BP and is oWner of er Condom nsor a Nex ,p on the b. 'et. . rship also I ly Dewey ; Day; sim d Polar Bear each repleni: which began Nov, Dagsworthy Avenue, said it plansto hold off event until 2013. The partnqrship works junction with Rehoboth Dewey Beach Chamber merce. Chamber Presi& niums, Year's .~ach at ,lans to unk on ilar to Plunge. ;hment, 15 on ' grdup on the in con- Beach- f Com- nt Car- ol Everhart, ip a separatepresen- tation, said DBP has r lieved some of the burden on the cham- ber's staff of ve to organize and market evenls. "To hav some- thing like tl e Dewey Bpsiness Partnership is a godsend she said. Montgomery said he working wit] Huse of D( League abo promote in town. At had no mar "We put the two new prc t Everhart ar wey Beact it six years fily-friendly the time, t]c keting com money up grams for th for us," began d Steve Civic ago to eVents e town mittee. :o start e town, conducted a study that showed helps the environment, we could that residents were eager to learn not pass by this opportunity," more about the'product. This said Schell Brothers President prompted Schell'Brothers to Chris Schell. "With 2011 and 2012 start a fund to help present and being such a great time for solar past customers finance their so- in Delaware thanks to the falling lar electric systems and/or dis- prices of solar and the progres- count the systems to make them sive taws to allow solar in our more affordable. Schell followed state, we wanted to act while it up by partnering with local solar made sense for our extended installation and design company family of customers." Clean Energy USA, striking a Schell Brothers wants home- deal to have Clean Energy USA owners-who bought from the offer Schell Brothers cUstomers firm in the past to feel like part of the special offers funded by the extended family. At Indepen- Schell Brothers. dence, the feeling is mutual, as Clean Energy USA has in- Schell Brothers has thrown par- stalled over 180 kilowatts of solar ties for the residents on several at Independence in 2011, largely occasions, and the residents re- due to the huge investment by turned the favor by throwing a Schell Brothers. "When the level party for Schell Brothers em- of interest that our residents had ployees. "We not only think of in solar was brought to my atten- the residents in the communities tion, I wanted to do something where we build houses as our that would help them take ad- customers, but friends, and we vantage Of the huge federal and want to make sure that they are state incentives available to them happy. This solar initiative helps already. Whenever we have the us in our mission since it will en- chance to help our customers, sure they will have lower electric past and present, to do some- bills no matter how expensive and Wednesday night bonfires give back to the property owners on the beach," Montgomery said by hosting events for all to en- in an email, joy," he said. "Hence the Dewey The town then formed its own Business Partnership." marketing committee, and Mont- Montgomery told council he gomery said his work with- the has received tons of positive chamber of commerce pro- feedback about the partnership's gressed. Earlier this year, Mont- efforts to improve the town. "It's gomery said he, Baeurle, Mar- been neat to see the public so ex- shall and Jimmy O'Conor, owner cited about all these projects," he of Woody's, formed the partner- said. ship. 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