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Michigan’s Sutton Leasing goes solar in big way with Pink Energy

March 28th, 2019 | By Roger Kuznia


With Pink Energy opening a new commercial division in Michigan, you figure to be seeing more projects like this one coming in the near future.

Sutton Leasing, a family-owned and operated national fleet management company based in Sterling Heights, Michigan, is now benefiting from clean energy at its corporate headquarters generated from 122 roof-mounted solar panels installed by Pink Energy. The job in suburban Detroit will help Sutton Leasing meet its new sustainability goals for 2019, which include the use of renewable energy.

Pink Energy’s roof top ballasted system will produce approximately 46,000 kWh a year, with potential of savings of $6,500 the first year.

“As a fleet management company, we are very aware of rising CO2 emissions and carbon footprints,” Sutton Leasing president C.J. Sutton said in a statement. “Sutton Leasing recognizes the importance of protecting the environment and we are focused on minimizing the impact of our work practices. Pink Energy is providing an ideal solution to help us meet our renewable energy goals.”

Pink Energy not just a residential solar company

Pink Energy’s primary focus through 2018 had been on its residential division, but the company sees an opportunity to help commercial entities also go green in 2019. Businesses also can take advantage of the 30 percent federal tax credit before it is reduced to 26 percent in 2020 and 22 percent the following year.

The Rhodium Group, an independent research firm, recently released a report saying carbon emissions in the U.S. rose 3.4 percent in 2018, which is the second-largest annual gain in emissions since 1996.  While transportation remains the largest source of emissions, buildings and industry posted bigger gains compared to 2017.

“The benefits for businesses installing solar panels this year include significantly reducing their carbon footprint, energy bills and a 30 percent federal tax incentive on newly-installed solar systems,” Pink Energy CEO Jayson Waller said in a statement. “Combined with the new 21 percent corporate tax rate that went into effect a year ago, conditions are ideal for businesses to make the leap to renewable solar energy.”

Who is Pink Energy, and how can it help me?

Since entering Michigan in 2017, Pink Energy has made significant strides in the state, having become an official partner of the Detroit Lions. Pink Energy installed solar panels on the parking garage at Ford Field and at the team’s practice facility in Allen Park in 2018, and it was also named the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council’s Emerging Business of the Year in November. The company is proud of building a movement of clean, green energy, one solar panel at a time, and we would love for homeowners and commercial entities to join us on that journey.

With our innovative solar program, homeowners can go solar for $0 up-front cost, save money on their electric bills, and generate their own clean energy. Commercial customers also have some attractive financing options available to go solar. Pink Energy installs American-made solar panels that come with a 30-year warranty, and many panels expected to last well beyond that.

Please feel free to fill out the form below or contact Pink Energy at (877) 4-GO-Pink, and one of our solar representatives will help you determine whether your home qualifies for this program. Or for more information about our commercial division, please contact David Lewenz at 248-639-4234.

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