Goldstein & Pressman, P.C. reduced its July
2014 electric consumption by almost 50 percent, mostly the result of a 21
kilowatt solar array installed in August 2013 on its roof at 10326 Old
Olive Street Road. Some of the savings were the result of cooler
weather, but the bulk was attributable to the 2,850 kilowatt hours of
power the system generated, according to Norman W. Pressman, a member of
“Most of power was used internally, however
some, mainly that which was produced during the midday hours, was sold back to Ameren.
During the first ten months of operation, the system has produced over
21,000 kilowatt hours of electricity and prevented more than 15 tons of
CO2 being emitted into the atmosphere,” said Pressman. “We’d normally
invite people to come over and see the array on our roof, but with the
help of our vendor and Creve Coeur city officials who worked
us on the installation and approval, it's virtually invisible from the
street,” he added.