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Cooper Electric Adds Solar to Corporate Headquarters

Installing solar panles on the roof of Cooper Electric

Monroe, NJ – December 1,2017 – Cooper Electric's solar department teamed up with a local solar installer to install one megawatt, or 4,000- 260 watt solar modules, on the roof of their corporate headquarters in Monroe, NJ.

Joe Dudas, head of Cooper's solar department, spearheaded the project calling it an "outstanding success". He went on to say:

"This project stands as a prime example of how PV systems can efficiently and effectively be integrated into any commercial situation. Cooper was able to utilize existing inventory coupled with new technologies to create a showcase we can exhibit to new and existing customers and end users. Beyond the business and monetary benefits, this PV system shows Cooper's overall drive for the betterment of the local community and global environment."

The Jinko Maxim integrated solar modules, completed with Unirac's dual tilt ballasted racking system in addition to a mixture of central string inverters, will provide enough energy to offset roughly 60% of the 265,000 square foot buildings energy consumption.

Renewable resources such as solar provide monumental benefits. One megawatt of solar panels generates enough energy to power approximately 1540 homes and counter acts the CO2 emissions from 1,005 gallons of gasoline consumed!

About Cooper Electric

Cooper Electric provides the New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania markets with expert electrical supply and service capabilities. Established in 1961 as a family-owned business, Cooper Electric, a Sonepar USA company, is a full-line, single source distributor with specialty solutions to support the needs of their customers. Headquartered in Monroe, NJ, Cooper Electric has 30 locations and is supported by Distribution Centers throughout the tristate area. For more information visit cooper-electric.com.

About Sonepar USA

Sonepar USA is an independent, family-owned company with global market leadership in the B-to-B distribution of electrical, industrial and safety products, services and solutions. We are a proud member of the Sonepar Group, the world’s largest privately-held electrical distributor. Sonepar entered the US in 1998 and has continued to grow due to strategic acquisitions and organic growth. Today, Sonepar USA is represented by 14 locally-managed operating companies with over 700 locations nationwide. For more information, visit soneparusa.com.