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Blue Ribbon Supply Company installs Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation System

S SAN FRANCISCO, CA - September 1, 2009 - Blue Ribbon Supply Company, a leading wholesale distribution company, providing a broad range of products and services to professional customers, has completed the installation of a 19 kW solar power system, one of the largest for a company of its kind.  The South San Francisco, California based company now generates over 50 percent of its electricity from solar power.

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Designed and installed by Marin County-based Marin Solar, the solar power system consists of 90 solar modules together with small inverter units.  The inverter units connect directly to each solar module to convert DC power into grid-compliant AC power while transmitting valuable performance data on each module to provide more reliable power and the ability to monitor and respond quickly to performance issues. The system was financed through loans and incentives, including approximately $100,000 in tax credits and state subsidies over the next six years.

"Being socially, fiscally and environmentally responsible is a high priority for Blue Ribbon!  That's why we chose to install our own solar power generation system", said Blue Ribbon Supply Company General Manager, John Dilena, "If people are truly concerned about our collective future and want to support companies that embrace environmentally sustainable practices, we hope that they will appreciate what Blue Ribbon Supply is doing to help." 

Blue Ribbon Supply estimates that the system will save the company approximately $7,600 in electricity costs annually.  It is also expected to reduce the company's carbon footprint by more than 35,000 pounds of CO2 per year.  For complete details about the solar system including a real time display of power generation and environmental benefits, visit the company's web site at and follow the tabs "Resources" and "Green".

About Blue Ribbon Supply Company
Blue Ribbon Supply Company ( is a leading wholesale distribution company, providing a broad range of products and services to professional customers lodging, laundry, healthcare, jan-san, safety and industrial marketplace with products required by owners and managers to operate and maintain successful businesses.  Blue Ribbon Supply was formed in 1958 and is a privately owned company.

For more information, please contact:

Mr. John Dilena
Blue Ribbon Supply Company
Telephone +1.650.873-3500 x 239


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