• PermaCity Construction Corp, Constellation, and Port of Los Angeles Meet Renewable Energy Mandate with First Rooftop SolarStrap™ Installation at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles

PermaCity Construction Corp, Constellation, and Port of Los Angeles Meet Renewable Energy Mandate with First Rooftop SolarStrap™ Installation at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA – February, 2016

In a large-­‐scale project, PermaCity, Constellation, and the  Port  of  Los  Angeles announce  the  completed Feed‐in‐Tariff  (FiT)  project  installation  on  the rooftops of Warehouse No. 9 & No. 10 at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles.

Owned  and  operated  by  Constellation,  PermaCity  designed, engineered, and constructed 1.2 megawatt (MW) rooftop solar array for the Los Angeles FiT on top of  classically  restored  1940s­‐era  Port  of  Los Angeles  Warehouses  No.  9  & No. 10. PermaCity’s patent  pending  SolarStrap™  racking  technology allowed for full roof coverage, high power, and great looks for this adaptively renovated building. 

“Not only is the SolarStrap™ racking technology leading the industry, the fact that we are delivering the first Port of Los Angeles FiT brings us tremendous pride,” said PermaCity CEO Jonathan Port. 

“Constellation is pleased to help the City of Los Angeles expand their impressive FiT program and advance their sustainability  goals,”  said  Zeb  Wallace,  senior business  development  manager,  solar,  for Constellation.  “PermaCity’s professionalism  and  knowledge  of  the  Los  Angeles  market  and  FiT program were  essential  to navigating this complex project.” 

CRAFTED  at  the  Port  of  Los  Angeles  is  one  of  the  largest  creative  campuses in  the  Los  Angeles area.  CRAFTED  Warehouse  No. 10 is  home  to  the permanent,  handmade,  artisan  marketplace  with over 48,000  square  feet  of permanent handmade artisan marketplace, and 100 individual artists, crafters and food makers, and event space. CRAFTED Warehouse No. 9 is home to the new Belgian­‐style ale brewery Brouwerij West. 

“CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles is proud to contribute the first major solar project to the Port’s mandate to mitigate  carbon  emissions  through  solar development,”  said  Rachel  Sindelar,  CRAFTED  Executive Director.  “As  a business that supports community self‐reliance by encouraging the sourcing, purchasing and appreciation of locally made  products,  we  thank  the  Mayor  and Port  leadership  for  championing this  project  and  facilitating  its  completion.” 

Technology & Design 
PermaCity used its patent-­‐pending locally manufactured SolarStrap™ to elegantly mount the array and to decrease visible height of the modules. Located by the ocean, details such as special coating on the stainless steel prevent galvanic action found in dissimilar metals. SolarStrap™ UL2703 and Los Angeles L.A. RR number make for fast and efficient  installation,  eliminating  most  to  the  ground wire  now  replaced  by the  SolarStrap™  itself. Using  SolarStrap™ proprietary  attachment  methods  securely  fasten  3,582 SolarWorld  320-­‐watt high  performance modules through a thin roof deck to solid structural rafters. SolarStrap™ is world famous for its non-­‐penetrating, non-­‐ballasted systems on Membrane roofs, now adapted to built-­‐up type roofs using an innovative flat stanchion design making this project possible.  The modules have a 25-­‐year Power Production Guarantee.  39 SMA Tripower 24  kW  AC  inverters  feature algorisms that  boost  performance. Web  based  monitoring  provides  detailed  solar generation and continuous system health monitoring.  

System Performance, Environment & Jobs
The system generates an estimated 40 million kWh during the 20-­‐year supply agreement with LADWP, mitigating about 37,600 tons of carbon, the equivalent emissions of 331 homes, or taking 400 cars off L.A. streets. A good move  to  Los  Angeles’  commitment  to  50%  renewable  energy  and  self-­‐reliant  energy  production.  The  project  created 38 direct jobs.

Financial Return
The  project  delivers  a  return  on  investment  to  system  owner  Constellation  from  a  20­‐year  Power  Purchase  Agreement standard in the FiT from Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). The system host, Crafted, receives a percentage of the gross revenue each year. The roof mounted solar cools the roofs during the hot summer months.

Contribution to Customer Transition into Carbon Neutrality 
PermaCity and Constellation provided the Port and Crafted with a prime example of how ordinary buildings can become powerful energy generators and climate change leaders. The project is a beacon for Port tenants that will surely  have multiplier  effects  from  the  success.  The  cooling  of  the  building  in  the summer helps  to  make  the  building more comfortable and usable avoiding expanding air conditioning and lowers the urban heat island effect caused by heat build-­‐up from HVAC exhaust.   

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About PermaCity 
PermaCity  is  an  innovative  leader  in  specialized  energy  solutions.  Since  our inception,  we’ve  remained 100%  committed to solar innovations and execution. Our growth is based on a long, successful track record with multiple big-­‐box stores  and  industrial  projects  as  well  as  the  strong  relationships  we  have forged with  clients  such  as  Forever  21,  Cathay  Bank,  Samsung  and  Costco. Because  we’re  solar  specialists, we  understand  exactly  how  to strategically develop and seamlessly execute solar installation projects that deliver ROI for your business. 

About Crafted 
CRAFTED  at  the  Port  of  Los  Angeles  opened  in  2012  after  the  development by  leading  place-­‐maker,  Mr.  Wayne  Blank. The man behind hotspots like the Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, California. Realizing the potential for the  arts and  crafters  in  the  South  Bay,  CRAFTED  became  the  heartbeat  of the revitalization  of  the  Port  of  Los  Angeles.  Nearly  four  years  later,  CRAFTED has  been  home  to hundreds  of  artists,  jewelry  makers,  furniture designers, and crafters of all shapes as sizes, and continues to grow as a marketplace and more. CRAFTED launched its event rental space available year-­‐round and is quickly becoming one of the hottest wedding locations in the Los Angeles area. Newest to the CRAFTED family is Brouwerij West, a 26,000 sq. ft. brewery open as of February 27, 2016  located  next  to  the marketplace.  To  learn  more  about CRAFTED  and  how  to  get  involved  visit  http://craftedportla.com/. 

About Constellation 
Constellation is a leading competitive retail supplier of power, natural gas and energy products and services for homes  and  businesses  across  the  continental United  States.  Constellation’s  family  of  retail businesses  serves  approximately 2 million residential, public sector and business customers, including more than two-­‐thirds of the Fortune 100. Baltimore-­‐based Constellation is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2015 revenues of approximately $29.4 billion, and more than 32,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-­‐cost power generation fleets. Learn more at www.constellation.com or on Twitter at @ConstellationEG.   

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